Life Lab

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

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Audience

K-6 educators interested in enhancing their garden program.

Location and Cost

Life Lab's Garden Classroom on the UC Santa Cruz Campus: $150/$180 per participant – 

See dates and registration deadlines for upcoming workshops

or

At your school site – See pricing details

Register for upcoming workshops

Workshop Description

How can we possibly manage 30 students in an Outdoor Classroom?!

Participants in this workshop will explore tried-and-true tips for establishing and maintaining a positive, engaging culture of learning and fun in a garden setting.  Together we will experience and discuss setting the tone for effective learning; garden class routines; station rotations; and specific techniques to maximize student engagement and participation.  We will also discuss year-round garden activity planning  that supports academic and garden care goals.  Graduate education unit available.

Key Workshop Components

Learn …

  • Ways to take your garden-education program to the next level
  • Tried and true strategies for managing varied sized groups in your garden

Discuss …

  • Best practices with other outdoor educators

 

View all scheduled upcoming Garden Classroom workshops

All workshops require advanced registration and deposit.

To set up a workshop for your school site, please call Life Lab at (831) 459-3833 or email us at education@lifelab.org.

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