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 amy@lifelab.org 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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More from our Sowing the Seeds of Wonder workshop: making Garden journals and gazing out over our edible flowers 🌻 @ Life Lab See MoreSee Less

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More photos from our 2-day Sowing the Seeds of Wonder workshop from this past weekend… Seed exploration, mud pies… #ssow #sowingtheseedsofwonder #lifelab @ Life Lab See MoreSee Less

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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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Those fall colors popping up around the garden. #gardeneducation #lifelab @ Life Lab See MoreSee Less

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We couldn’t do the work we do without partners like FoodCorps!

FoodCorps service members in Pajaro Valley Schools are changing eating habits and connecting kids with nature!

Watch this video and be inspired to make change too. Donate here today: bit.ly/2NzedVA

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Hear from kids and adults in FoodCorps partner schools in California, Georgia, and New York about how FoodCorps service has helped transform their cafeterias and classrooms. See MoreSee Less

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We’re headed into the 3 day weekend with a basket of veggies. What late summer veggies are growing in your garden? See MoreSee Less

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A great message for the renewal of plant life the rewards of sustainability for lives to follow. 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