Life Lab

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

Registration for Spring 2019 field trips will open in three tiers on the dates below. Registration opens at 8 a.m. on each tier date.

Thursday, September 13, 2018: Tier 1 – half the field trip dates will open for schools in Santa Cruz County with 30% or more free/reduced lunch program eligibility among their students.
Thursday, September 20, 2018: Tier 2 – an additional 40% of field trip dates, and any unfilled Tier 1 dates, will open to all schools in Santa Cruz County.
Thursday, September 27, 2018: Tier 3 – the remaining 10% of field trip dates and all other unfilled dates will open to everyone. 

If you would like to receive email notifications about field trip registration, please contact to put your email address on our list.

How to place a field trip request: 

1. Please see registration opening dates above to find the registration opening date for your school. 

2. Find an available field trip date (and if possible, a couple alternates) on the calendar below (please note: Green entries are available dates, Red entries are not available.).

3. Please fill out and submit this form (one form per class).

If you have questions please call 831-459-4035 or send an email.

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Come out to the Artisan’s Gallery on Pacific Ave. tonight! Support students’ love of learning, enjoy some fine wine, and snacks. Win tickets to outstanding in the field dinners, a couples massage from Well Within and many more prizes! You win, we win, and most importantly the kids win. See you soon! See MoreSee Less

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Life Lab celebrates California Crunch Day at MacQuiddy Elementary! Featuring local apples from Gizdich Farms, a visit from Congressman @repjimmypanetta and all of our partners who work together to make healthy eating happen for PVUSD students: @lifelabgarden @foodcorps @pajarovalleyusd @pvusdschoolfood @pvusdextendedlearning @educationoutside 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