Life Lab

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

Events

Classroom Management in the Outdoors - July 25th, 2019

07/25/2019 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM PT
  • $200.00
The Garden Classroom
www.lifelab.org/visiting
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. Graduate education units available.

School Garden Program Management - July 26th, 2019

07/26/2019 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM PT
  • $200.00
The Garden Classroom
www.lifelab.org/visiting
Santa Cruz, CA
United States of America
Why do some school gardens take root and become well-established, while others struggle? In this workshop, we will discuss key elements of well-integrated school garden programs. Together, we'll explore different, sustainable school garden program models; planning tools to align year-round garden activities with academic and garden care goals; methods for assessing garden programs; and strategies for increasing funding. Graduate education units available.

Introduction to Next Generation Science in the Garden - August 19th, 2019

08/19/2019 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM PT
  • $200.00
The Garden Classroom
www.lifelab.org/visiting
Santa Cruz, CA
United States of America
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.

Developing Your NGSS Lessons - August 20, 2019

08/20/2019 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM PT
  • $200.00
The Garden Classroom
www.lifelab.org/visiting
Santa Cruz, CA
United States of America
Apply the guiding principles of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to make our students the lead scientists in our garden lessons! This workshop is ideal for participants who have already attended the Intro to NGSS in the Garden Workshop or are otherwise familiar with NGSS.

The Growing Classroom: 2-Day Intensive on Garden-Based Learning - September 19-20, 2019

09/19/2019 09:30 AM - 09/20/2019 04:00 PM PT
  • $400.00
The Garden Classroom
www.lifelab.org/visiting
Santa Cruz, CA
United States of America
Learn to use a garden to breathe life into standards-based lessons, promote ecological literacy, encourage healthy eating, and support students' social development. Using Life Lab’s The Growing Classroom activity guide for grades K-6, participants in this hands-on workshop experience tried-and-true garden-based lessons linked to Common Core Language Arts and Math and Next Generation Science Standards; practice basic gardening techniques; and develop management strategies for a school garden program.

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

10/04/2019 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM PT
  • $200.00
The Garden Classroom
www.lifelab.org/visiting
Santa Cruz, CA
United States of America
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.

Sowing the Seeds of Wonder, Part 2: Garden Activities that Inspire Learning, Healthy Food, & Nature

10/05/2019 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM PT
  • $200.00
The Garden Classroom
www.lifelab.org/visiting
Santa Cruz, CA
United States of America
Using Life Lab’s Sowing the Seeds of Wonder activity guide for preschool and kindergarten, participants in this workshop will sample activities designed to encourage young children to safely explore the natural world using all of their senses. We will practice basic gardening and cooking skills together, with a focus on how to grow and prepare food with young children. We will also learn garden art projects and songs for preschoolers. This workshop can be taken on its own, or in conjunction with Sowing the Seeds of Wonder, Part 1. Graduate education units available.

Plant to Plate: Garden-Enhanced Nutrition Education - October 24-25, 2019

10/24/2019 09:30 AM - 10/25/2019 03:30 PM PT
  • $400.00
The Garden Classroom
www.lifelab.org/visiting
Santa Cruz, CA
United States of America
Make the connection from seed to table in this fun and delicious workshop. Using tried-and-true Life Lab lessons and recipes for grades K-8, participants explore effective ways to teach nutrition and encourage kids to eat more fruits and vegetables through hands-on activities with food, including harvesting and meal preparation. Graduate education units available.

FoodLab: The Kitchen Classroom - October 26, 2019

10/26/2019 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM PT
  • $200.00
Pacific School
FoodLab Kitchen
Davenport, CA
United States of America
Discover the magic that happens at FoodLab! At Pacific Elementary School, FoodLab students cook the daily school lunch. Participants in this workshop will learn how to set up a kitchen space that will encourage children to explore, ask questions, and connect to food they make themselves. We will also explore activities to engage children’s curiosity and enthusiasm while introducing them to fundamental ideas in math, chemistry, language arts, history, and leadership skills.
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