When kids are leaning in, we know they are enjoying learning!
These second grade students on a field trip to our Blooming Classroom are dissecting seeds to look for the “young plant” on the inside (the little root tendrils that hide at the edge of the cotyledon). They went on to examine diverse edible seeds and taste both raw and roasted pumpkin seeds, too.
This seed exploration day ended with a “sneaky seed” activity, in which the students plant seeds in sneaky hiding places throughout the garden. This particular class really enjoyed dissecting the seeds, and the students kept asking for more seeds to dissect!
Opening up an ear of popcorn in the Blooming Classroom field (to pop and enjoy later!).
Life Lab is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with locations in Santa Cruz and Watsonville, California.
Life Lab cultivates children’s love of learning, healthy food, and nature through garden-based education.
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.