Life Lab

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

Outdoor Classroom & Garden Program Management - November 8 & 9

11/08/2018 09:30 AM - 11/09/2018 03:30 PM PT


  • $400.00


The Garden Classroom
Santa Cruz, CA
United States of America


Let's explore tried-and-true tips for establishing and maintaining a positive, engaging culture of learning and fun in a garden setting. Together we will experience and discuss setting the tone for effective learning; garden class routines; station rotations; and specific techniques to maximize student engagement and participation. We will also discuss year-round garden activity planning that supports academic and garden care goals; methods for assessing your program; and strategies to increase funding for your program.



10% Early-Bird Registration Discount will be applied in check-out process for workshops registered 14 days prior to workshop start date.


K-6 educators interested in enhancing their garden program. 

Key Workshop Components

Learn About ...

  • Garden Program Models - How do schools teach in gardens?
  • Teaching Strategies - Lesson Design and Learning Modalities
  • Smart Garden Design
  • Outdoor Classroom Management - The Heart of Teaching
  • Engaging the Community in Year-round Garden Caretaking 
  • Year-round Program Planning and Documentation
  • Enhancing Your School Garden Culture
  • Methods to Assess Your Program and Student Outcomes
  • Innovative Ways to Fund Your Program

Discuss ...

  • Best practices with other outdoor educators who are creating a culture of garden based learning at their schools

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