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

Free Garden Science Exploration Units

Created with lessons from the K-5 Life Lab Science Curriculum and The Growing Classroom our Science Exploration Units are garden themed and aligned to the California State Science Standards.

These units have 6 lessons each and are available as a PDF download or purchased as a set of four from our store

Download the following units:

 

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Join the Coastal Watershed Council at the Patagonia Santa Cruz store for Fly-Casting & Fly-Tying Demos at 6:45 PM and a short film at 7:45 PM. See you there! Thanks to Trout Unlimited and Santa Cruz Fly Fishermen for this exciting event.
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We had a wonderful morning hosting a group of farmers from Alushta, Ukraine through the City of Santa Cruz Sisters Cities Committee. They are here for a week of cultural exchange, and were stoked to learn about our work with children in gardens. We even got some sweet chocolates from Ukraine as a thank you! #sharingthejoyofthegarden ... See MoreSee Less

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Rachel Pringle

Rachel PringleSenior Director of ProgramsEducation Outside

Life Lab has been the most innovative and relevant organization in this field. From providing the best curriculum to their cutting edge professional development, we have relied on Life Lab as our go to organization for support, ideas, and collaboration.

Erica Curry

Erica CurryTraining and Professional Development ManagerFoodCorps

Life Lab provides truly inspiring training. Their breadth of experience, joy for teaching, and commitment to sharing knowledge highlight the best practices in food and garden education.

Sheila Bricken

Sheila BrickenKindergarten TeacherSan Lorenzo Valley Elementary

Thank you for such a wonderful field trip experience! Your leaders did such a great job at keeping our kids engaged.

Tara Neier

Tara NeierCamp ParentSummer camp mom

Terry had another awesome two weeks at Life Lab. I think he learns more there than in any other part of his year. School is great, but he’s passionate (and often dogmatic) about what he learns there.