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


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Life Lab's Watsonville School Garden Project Educator – Open Until Filled

Life Lab has an Americorps Service member position available working to teach kids science and cooking in school gardens. We partner with Notre Dame Mission Volunteers (NDMVA) to supervise a Service Member who will work at two school gardens from September 1, 2017 – July 31, 2018. 

Learn more about our Watsonville School Garden Project

Click "apply" on this page to learn more about applying to NDMVA and the benefits offered through Americorps which include reduced cost housing.


We encourage people from Watsonville and/or familiar with Watsonville schools to apply.

NDMVA members support Life Lab's Watsonville Garden Project, which assists teachers to deliver garden-based science and nutrition lessons, primarily to kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students. Additionally, members help maintain school gardens, build school garden culture, and manage a group of garden volunteers. Throughout the year, Life Lab will provide supervision and training on garden-based education topics.



We'd love to have you share with us your interest in working at Life Lab. Visit this form to share the positions you'd be interested in and we will connect with you as positions do open. 


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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 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 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 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.