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Join 14 other School Garden Support Organizations from across the nation to discuss strategies for accomplishing the following in your region:
Training and supporting educators to implement garden-based learning
Building and maintaining multiple school gardens, or supporting the installation and maintenance of multiple school gardens
Funding school gardens or helping schools to create sustainable funding streams for gardens
Facilitating regional networking between school garden educators
Evaluating school garden programs
Travel and lodging expenses for each team will be covered. In exchange for participation in the SGSO Leadership Institute, participants will pledge to provide trainings and networking opportunities for school garden educators in their regions, report on their progress, and share successes and challenges with a national audience.
This one-day workshop, located at the amazing Garden Classroom or at your school site, is designed to give you the opportunity to see the garden through the eyes of a young child. Learn to set up a garden space that will encourage children to explore, ask questions, and connect to the natural world around them. Learn activities to engage children’s curiosity and enthusiasm while introducing them to fundamental ideas in environmental science.
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 Growing Classroomactivity guide for grades 2-6, 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. Graduate education units available.
Visit longstanding school food and garden programs in action! On this tour, participants visit four established elementary school gardens; meet garden coordinators with decades of experience; observe and enjoy a school lunch cooked by students in Pacific Elementary's Food Lab Program.
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 gardening, harvesting and meal preparation. We offer a Fall and Spring version of this workshop. 1 semester unit of graduate education credit available.
Let's head outside and put earth and life back into Earth and Life Science! Using activities from the award-winning Life Lab Science curriculum, 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? 1 semester of graduate education credit available. Learn More and Register