Life Lab

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

Events

School Garden Support Organizations Unite! Networking Dinner and Meeting

04/26/2018 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM PT
  • $30.00
Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati
http://www.civicgardencenter.org/
Cincinnati, OH
This event is open to all 2018 Farm to Cafeteria Conference registrants and requires separate registration from the Farm to Cafeteria Conference.

School Garden Tour - June 20, 2018

06/20/2018 09:30 AM - 03:30 AM PT
  • $200.00
The Garden Classroom
www.lifelab.org/visiting
Santa Cruz, CA
On this tour, participants visit four established elementary school gardens; meet garden coordinators with years of experience.

The Growing Classroom: 2-Day Intensive on Garden-Based Learning - June 21-22, 2018

06/21/2018 09:30 AM - 06/22/2018 03:30 PM PT
  • $400.00
The Garden Classroom
www.lifelab.org/visiting
Santa Cruz, CA
Learn to use a garden to breathe life into standards-based lessons, promote ecological literacy, encourage healthy eating, and support students' social development. Using Life Lab’s The Growing Classroom activity guide for grades K-6, participants in this hands-on workshop, experience tried-and-true garden-based lessons linked to Common Core Language Arts and Math and Next Generation Science Standards; practice basic gardening techniques; and develop management strategies for a school garden program.

Outdoor Classroom Management - July 26-27, 2018

07/26/2018 09:30 AM - 07/27/2018 03:30 PM PT
  • $400.00
The Garden Classroom
www.lifelab.org/visiting
Santa Cruz, CA
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.

Sowing the Seeds of Wonder, Part 1: Designing the Preschool Garden Learning Environment (PreK-K)

09/14/2018 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM PT
  • $200.00
The Garden Classroom
www.lifelab.org/visiting
Santa Cruz, CA
Using Life Lab’s Sowing the Seeds of Wonder activity guide for preschool and kindergarten, participants in this workshop will explore leadership techniques and physical garden design elements that cultivate in young children a sense of peace, caring, curiosity, and joy. This workshop is ideal for new educators as well as seasoned educators ready for a fresh perspective on guiding positive behavior as well as designing an environment that is ripe for learning, connection, and growth. This workshop can be taken on its own, or in conjunction with Sowing the Seeds of Wonder, Part 2.

Sowing the Seeds of Wonder, Part 2: Garden Activities that Inspire Learning, Healthy Food, & Nature

09/15/2018 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM PT
  • $200.00
The Garden Classroom
www.lifelab.org/visiting
Santa Cruz, CA
Using Life Lab’s Sowing the Seeds of Wonder activity guide for preschool and kindergarten, participants in this workshop will sample activities designed to encourage young children to safely explore the natural world using all of their senses. We will practice basic gardening and cooking skills together, with a focus on how to grow and prepare food with young children. We will also learn garden art projects and songs for preschoolers. This workshop can be taken on its own, or in conjunction with Sowing the Seeds of Wonder, Part 1. Graduate education units available.

Introduction to Next Generation Science in the Garden - September 21, 2018

09/21/2018 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM PT
  • $200.00
The Garden Classroom
www.lifelab.org/visiting
Santa Cruz, CA
Let's head outside and put earth and life back into Earth and Life Science! Using lessons from Life Lab’s The Growing Classroom activity guide, participants in this workshop learn to use a garden as a meaningful context in which their students can engage in Next Generation Science and Engineering Practices to examine Disciplinary Core Ideas and Cross-Cutting Concepts.

Developing Your NGSS Lessons - September 22, 2018

09/22/2018 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM PT
  • $200.00
The Life Lab Garden Classroom
www.lifelab.org/visiting
Santa Cruz, CA
Apply the guiding principals of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to make our students the lead scientists in our garden lessons! This workshop is ideal for participants who have already attended the Intro to NGSS in the Garden Workshop or are otherwise familiar with NGSS.

Plant to Plate: Garden-Enhanced Nutrition Education - October 11-12, 2018

10/11/2018 09:30 AM - 10/12/2018 03:30 PM PT
  • $400.00
The Garden Classroom
www.lifelab.org/visiting
Santa Cruz, CA
Make the connection from seed to table in this fun and delicious workshop. Using tried-and-true Life Lab lessons and recipes for grades K-8, participants explore effective ways to teach nutrition and encourage kids to eat more fruits and vegetables through hands-on activities with food, including harvesting and meal preparation.

FoodLab: The Kitchen Classroom - October 13, 2018

10/13/2018 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM PT
  • $200.00
Pacific School
FoodLab Kitchen
Davenport, CA
This one-day workshop, located at FoodLab near Santa Cruz, is designed to share the magic that happens at FoodLab. Learn to set up a kitchen space that will encourage children to explore, ask questions, and connect to food they make themselves. Learn activities to engage children’s curiosity and enthusiasm while introducing them to fundamental ideas in math, chemistry, language arts, history, and leadership skills.
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