Life Lab

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

Events

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

03/15/2019 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM PT
  • $200.00
The Garden Classroom
www.lifelab.org/visiting
Santa Cruz, CA
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 - March 16, 2019

03/16/2019 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM PT
  • $200.00
The Garden Classroom
www.lifelab.org/visiting
Santa Cruz, CA
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 - March 27-28, 2019

03/27/2019 09:30 AM - 03/28/2019 04:00 PM PT
  • $400.00
The Garden Classroom
www.lifelab.org/visiting
Santa Cruz, CA
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.

School Garden Tour - March 29th, 2019

03/29/2019 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM PT
  • $200.00
Santa Cruz School Gardens
Santa Cruz, CA
On this tour, participants visit four established elementary school gardens and meet garden coordinators with years of experience.

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
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
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
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
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.
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