Life Lab

Life Lab cultivates children's love of learning, healthy food, and nature through garden-based education.

Sowing the Seeds of Wonder, Part 1: Designing the Preschool Garden Learning Environment (PreK-K)

09/14/2018 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM PT

Admission

  • $200.00

Location

The Garden Classroom
www.lifelab.org/visiting
Santa Cruz, CA

Summary

Using Life Lab’s Sowing the Seeds of Wonder activity guide for preschool and kindergarten, participants in this workshop will explore leadership techniques and physical garden design elements that cultivate in young children a sense of peace, caring, curiosity, and joy. This workshop is ideal for new educators as well as seasoned educators ready for a fresh perspective on guiding positive behavior as well as designing an environment that is ripe for learning, connection, and growth. This workshop can be taken on its own, or in conjunction with Sowing the Seeds of Wonder, Part 2.

Description

Sowing the Seeds of Wonder, Part 1: Designing the Preschool Garden Learning Environment (PreK-K) 9/14/2018

Graduate Education Credit

Spend a day looking at the garden through the eyes of a young child. Using Life Lab’s Sowing the Seeds of Wonder activity guide for preschool and kindergarten, participants in this workshop will explore leadership techniques and physical garden design elements that cultivate in young children a sense of peace, caring, curiosity, and joy. We will make a garden journal, practice nature journaling, sing garden songs, and engage with exploration stations. This workshop is ideal for new educators as well as seasoned educators ready for a fresh perspective on designing an environment that is ripe for learning, connection, and growth. This workshop can be taken on its own, or in conjunction with Sowing the Seeds of Wonder, Part 2. Graduate education units available. 

 

 

Audience

Anyone interested or involved in garden-based learning with children ages 3-6.Sowing Seeds of Wonder Activity Guide

Location and Cost Options

Life Lab's Garden Classroom on the UC Santa Cruz Campus: $180/$200 per participant - See more workshops dates
10% Early-Bird Registration Discount will be applied in check-out process for workshops registered 14 days prior to workshop start date.

or

At your school site - See pricing details

Key Workshop Components

Learn
  • View Amy Singing the Pumpkin Vine SongLessons that introduce young children to the properties of soil, seeds, plants, animals and eating healthy foods
  • Songs and books that connect to garden lessons. Hear some of our songs.
  • Gardening design elements and techniques that are specifically effective for young children.
Take home ...

View Sample Workshop Agenda

Participant Comments

Great hands-on activities; great balance of listening and doing; delicious foods; amazing garden space; a wealth of written resources!

I got inspiration and reinforcement of our garden and nature activities, and new ideas to expand the garden environment. The program was more than I expected.

I valued the integrity of the program and its long history.

A wonderful day, and I will use what I learned in my class for years to come.

I valued the great ideas from presenters and the interaction with experienced early childhood education teachers.

I spent a lovely day in a lovely garden and met lovely people. I loved it all. Thanks!

 

View all scheduled upcoming Garden Classroom workshops

All workshops require advanced registration and deposit.

To set up a workshop for your school site, please call Life Lab at (831) 459-3833 or email us at education@lifelab.org

Powered by NeonCRM