Outdoor Classroom and Garden Program Management
K-6 educators interested in enhancing their garden program.
Location and Cost
Life Lab's Garden Classroom on the UC Santa Cruz Campus: $150/$180 per participant –
Managing a large group of kids in an outdoor classroom can feel like trying to hold 30 ping pong balls underwater at once. How can we do it?! Participants in this workshop will 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. We will also discuss year-round garden activity planning that supports academic and garden care goals. Graduate education unit available.
Key Workshop Components
- Ways to take your garden-education program to the next level
- Tried and true strategies for managing varied sized groups in your garden
- Best practices with other outdoor educators
All workshops require advanced registration and deposit.
To set up a workshop for your school site, please call Life Lab at (831) 459-3833 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.