FoodLab: The Kitchen Classroom 10/13/18

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. Grades K-6. Registration requiered at www.lifelab.org/gcworkshops/

Life Lab Plant to Plate

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. K-8. Graduate education units available. Registration required at www.lifelab.org/gcworkshops/

Life Lab Developing Your NGSS Lessons 9/22/18

Let’s apply the guiding principals of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to make our students the lead scientists in our garden lessons! We will explore strategies and tools for supporting students in constructing explanations, making arguments from evidence, and communicating information.

Life Lab Intro. to Next Generation Science in the Garden 9/21/18

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. Where better to explore ecological interdependence, growth and development of organisms, structure and function, adaptation, and the environmental impact of human activity than in an outdoor garden classroom? Grade K-5.

Life Lab Sowing Seeds of Wonder Part 2: Garden Activities that Inspire a Love of Learning, Healthy Food and Nature 9/15/18

Discover how you can use a garden to cultivate young children's love of learning, healthy food, and nature. 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.

Life Lab Sowing Seeds of Wonder Part 1: Designing the Preschool Garden Environment & Guiding Positive Behaviour 9/14/18

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 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.

Life Lab Outdoor Classroom Management 7/26-27/18

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. Grades K-6.

Life Lab The Growing Classroom Intensive 6/21-22/18

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. Grades K-6.

Life Lab Math & Language Arts in the Garden 5/4/18

Learn to use a school garden to provide a meaningful context in which students can apply their emerging skills in math and English language arts.

Life Lab Developing Your NGSS Lessons 4/21/18

Let’s apply the guiding principals of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to make our students the lead scientists in our garden lessons! We will explore strategies and tools for supporting students in constructing explanations, making arguments from evidence, and communicating information.

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