Life Lab

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

Spring 2010 Offerings

At the Life Lab Garden Classroom
on the UC Santa Cruz Farm

View more workshop details and learn how to bring a Life Lab Workshop to your site

Sowing the Seeds of Wonder: Discovering the Garden in Early Childhood Education

March 27, 2010
This one-day workshop gives you the opportunity to see the garden through the eyes of a young child. Learn to set up a garden space to encourage children to explore, ask questions, and connect to the natural world. Learn activities to engage children’s curiosity and enthusiasm while introducing fundamental ideas in environmental science.

The Growing Classroom: Introduction to Garden-Based Learning

April 29-30, 2010 
This two-day workshop is ideal for those interested in supplementing their existing science program with garden-based learning. Using The Growing Classroom activity guide for grades 2-6, you’ll experience hands-on activities, learn basic science concepts and gardening techniques, and develop management strategies for a school gardening program.

Plant It, Grow It, Eat It: Garden-Enhanced Nutrition Education 

May 14, 2010 
This one-day workshop will help you make the connection from seed to table. In a fun and delicious way, you will explore ways to teach nutrition to elementary and middle school students through gardening, harvesting, and meal preparation.

  • 1 semester credit of graduate education credit available for an additional $60/workshop day.
  • Life Lab is able to provide a limited amount of financial assistance for educators interested in attending our local workshops. Applications for financial assistance will be considered up to one month prior to each workshop, based on need.

Bring a workshop to your school or community
Of our workshop offerings listed above, any one can be specially crafted to fit the interests of your audience. Individualized quotes for workshops are available. More information.

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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.
Rachel PringleSenior Director of ProgramsEducation Outside
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.
Erica CurryTraining and Professional Development ManagerFoodCorps
Thank you for such a wonderful field trip experience! Your leaders did such a great job at keeping our kids engaged.
Sheila BrickenKindergarten TeacherSan Lorenzo Valley Elementary
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.
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