Next Generation Science in the Garden (Grades K-5) 
Thursday-Friday, June 16-17, 2016 - 9:30am-3:30pm
Let's head outside and put earth and life back into Earth and Life Science! Using activities from the award-winning Life Lab Science curriculum, 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. Where better to explore ecological interdependence, growth and development of organisms, structure and function, adaptation, and more than in an outdoor garden classroom? 2 semester of graduate education credits available. Cost: $300 per person registered by 6/3/16. $360 after 6/3/16. Learn more!

Sowing the Seeds of Wonder: Discovering the Garden in Early Childhood Education (Grades PreK-K) 
Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 9:30am-3:30pm
Spend a day looking at the garden through the eyes of a young child. Using Life Lab's Sowing the Seeds of Wonder activity guide for preschool and kindergarten, participants in this workshop sample preschool science, nutrition and exploration activities; practice basic gardening skills with a focus on gardening with young children; discuss safe and age-appropriate garden design; and learn art projects and songs for preschoolers. Cost: $150 per person registered by 7/2/16, $180 after 7/2/16. 1 semester unit of graduate education credit available for an additional $60 fee.  Learn more and view agenda

The Growing Classroom: 2-Day Intensive on Garden Based Learning (Grades 2-6)
Tuesday - Wednesday, August 2-3, 2016 - 9:30am-4:00pm
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 Growing Classroom activity guide for grades 2-6, 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. Cost: $300 per person registered by 7/20/16, $360 after 7/20/16. 1 semester unit of graduate education credit available per day for an additional $60 fee per day.  Learn more and view agenda

Santa Cruz School Area Food and Garden Tour
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 9:30am-3:30pm
Santa Cruz is home to some the most impressive and long standing school garden programs in the nation. Spend a day visiting a few of these gardens and the coordinators that run them. Along the way we will drop in for lunch at Pacific School FoodLab where students have been cooking up school lunch for over 30 years! Cost: $150 per person registered by 9/30/16, $180 after 9/30/16.  Learn more

Plant It, Grow It, Eat It!: Garden-Enhanced Nutrition Education
Friday, October 14, 2016 - 9:30am-3:30pm
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 gardening, harvesting and meal preparation. We offer a Fall and Spring version of this workshop.  Cost: $150 per person registered by 9/30/16, $180 after 9/30/16. 1 semester unit of graduate education credit available for an additional $60 fee.  Learn more

Next Generation Science in the Garden for Grades K-5
Friday - Saturday, November 4-5, 2016 - 9:30am-3:30pm
Let's head outside and put earth and life back into Earth and Life Science! Using activities from the award-winning Life Lab Science curriculum, 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. Where better to explore ecological interdependence, growth and development of organisms, structure and function, adaptation, and more than in an outdoor garden classroom? Cost: $300 per person registered by 10/22/16. $360 after 10/22/16. 2 semester units of graduate education credit available per day for an additional $60 fee per day.  Learn more!

 

At a Life Lab Garden Classroom Workshop you will:

  • be inspired by our model educational Garden Classroom
  • take a walking tour of the 25-acre UCSC Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems' organic farm
  • meet and learn from other garden-based educators
  • enjoy a farm-fresh meal
  • take home lessons and resources to use in the garden or classroom

 

1 semester unit of graduate education credit available through the University of the Pacific for an additional $60/workshop day.

  

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