Life Lab

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

 

 Airport and Lodging Options for Life Lab Workshop Participants


Airports:
San Jose International Airport: Approximately 1 hour from Life Lab
San Francisco International Airport: Approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes from Life Lab
Oakland International Airport: Approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes from Life Lab
 
Hotels:
All of the hotels mentioned below are about a 10-minute drive to the Life Lab Garden Classroom on the UCSC Campus, and close to downtown shops/food.
 
Ocean Pacific Lodge  (between the ocean and downtown)
(831) 457-1234
301 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
http://www.theoceanpacificlodge.com/
 
Best Western All Suites Inn  (closer to downtown)
(831) 426-8333
500 Ocean Street
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern/productInfo.do?propertyCode=05480#null 
 
Seaway Inn  (across from the ocean)
(831) 471-9004, Reservations: (800) 493-6220
176 West Cliff Drive
Santa Cruz, California 95060
Email:  info@seawayinn.com
www.seawayinn.com/
 
Santa Cruz Hostel: The Carmelita Cottages
(831) 423-8304 Call between 8-11AM or 5-10PM
321 Main Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
http://www.hi-santacruz.org/
 
Camping:
Henry Cowell State Park  (in a redwood forest, 15 minutes from Life Lab)
(831) 438-2396, Reservations:  (800)444-7275 or online
http://www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=546
 
New Brighton State Beach  (in the town of Capitola, 15 minutes from Life Lab, during morning and afternoon commute hours more like 30 minutes)
Reservations:  (800) 444-7275 or online
http://www.santacruzstateparks.org/parks/newbrighton/index.php

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We hosted a fabulous Sowing the Seeds of Wonder Early Childhood Education workshop here in our Garden Classroom! We designed our own garden on a cracker, made Garden Creatures out of natural materials and so much more! #ssow #lifelab #lifelabgardenclassroom #gardenclassroom @ Life Lab See MoreSee Less

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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.
Tara NeierCamp ParentSummer camp mom