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|General Agency Information|
|Address:||1156 High Street|
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
|Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:||Monday-Friday, 8-5|
|Description:||The Garden Classroom is located on the UCSC CASFS Farm. We are open to the public every day of the year 8am to 6pm. Life Lab's Office is located at the Garden Classroom site and is open M-F, 9am–4pm
Drawing on over thirty years of work with young people in gardens, Life Lab, a nonprofit organization, has emerged as a national leader in the garden-based learning movement. Through workshops and consultations, we have provided tens of thousands of educators across the country with the inspiration and information necessary to engage young people in gardens and on farms. Our workshops and award-winning publications are the go-to resource for educators and families interested in engaging young people in gardens. At the Life Lab Garden Classroom educational center in Santa Cruz, CA, we continue to promote experiential learning for people of all ages through field trips, our "Food What?!" youth empowerment and food justice program, children's camps, and teacher workshops.
Life Lab offers workshops, children's day camps, classes and field trips to its two-acre children's garden, The Garden Classroom. The Garden Classroom is an interactive model school garden, open to the public seven days a week.
Life Lab, located at UCSC, has developed a comprehensive elementary (K-5) science program that builds on its successful garden-based curriculum, "The Growing Classroom."
ACCOMMODATIONS FOR DISABLED: The Garden Classroom is accessible.
FEES: None to visit the Garden Classroom, fees for service (see website), fees for sales (see website)
FUNDING SOURCE: Private foundations, University of California Office of The President, grants, donations, fees for service and sales.
Field Trips and Intern Program
Educator Professional Development
|Publications:||Garden Times, newsletter|
Life Lab Science Curriculum
Sowing the Sees of Wonder, book
The Book of Gardening Projects for Kids
The Growing Classroom Activity Guide
|Languages other than English:||Spanish|
|Accommodations for Disabled:||See description notes|
|Public Transportation:||Available Within Four Blocks|
|Eligibility:||Call for Information|
|Fees:||See Description Notes|
|Areas Served:||United States|
|Physical Location:||Santa Cruz|
|Funding Source:||See Description Notes|
|This record last modified August 30, 2015|