Life Lab

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

Introduction to Next Generation Science in the Garden - March 15, 2019

03/15/2019 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM PT

Admission

  • $200.00

Location

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

Summary

Let's head outside and put earth and life back into Earth and Life Science! Using lessons from Life Lab’s The Growing Classroom activity guide, participants in this workshop learn to use a garden as a meaningful context in which their students can engage in Next Generation Science and Engineering Practices to examine Disciplinary Core Ideas and Cross-Cutting Concepts.

Description

Introduction to Next Generation Science in the Garden (Grades K-5) March 15, 2019
Let's head outside and put earth and life back into Earth and Life Science! Using lessons from Life Lab’s The Growing Classroom activity guide, participants in this workshop learn to use a garden as a meaningful context in which their students can engage in Next Generation Science and Engineering Practices to examine Disciplinary Core Ideas and Cross-Cutting Concepts. Where better to explore ecological interdependence, growth and development of organisms, structure and function, adaptation, and the environmental impact of human activity than in an outdoor garden classroom? Graduate education units available.

Audience

Graduate Education CreditAnyone interested in teaching K-5 science in a garden.

Location and Cost Options

Life Lab's Garden Classroom on the UC Santa Cruz Campus 1 day: $180/$200 per participant - See more workshop dates
10% Early-Bird Registration Discount will be applied in check-out process for workshops registered 14 days prior to workshop start date. Santa Cruz County public educators receive substantial discounts! Learn more here.

or

Host this workshop at your school site - See pricing details

 

Key Workshop Components

Learn...

  • How to lead highly contextualized, engaging, hands-on science lessons outdoors
  • How to link garden activities to Next Generation Science Standards
  • How to use garden-based science lessons to reinforce Common Core Math and English Language Arts 

Take home ...

  • An activity packet full of garden-based, elementary science lessons cross-mapped to Next Generation Science, and Common Core Math and ELA Standards
  • Inspiration to use the garden as context for exploring earth and life science
  • Strategies for success from Life Lab and other educators engaged in this exciting work
  • Optional: 1 units of education credit per day from the University of the Pacific ($70/unit)

Participant Comments

"I am a scientist and have a Ph.D in molecular/microbiology, but I am a mom first. When I came to my son's 2nd grade class and found that the 'science' kids were doing consisted of making dinosaur dioramas, I knew the school needed to do more. I wanted elementary school students to be exposed to true, hands-on science. I chose Life Lab to fill the void because the science was sound. The Life Lab program provides true experiments for students and inspires in them a love of science."

– Volunteer Garden Coordinator near San Diego, CA

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) 459-2001 or email admin@lifelab.org

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