Let’s head outside and put earth and life back into Earth and Life Science!
School Garden Network is excited to announce that we are collaborating with Wilson Elementary in Petaluma and LifeLab* to offer a fabulous workshop for educators this September called Next Generation Science in the Garden.
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? Graduate education units available.
Class will be taught by Carrie Strohl. Read her bio here.
* Life Lab is a 501(c)3 nonprofit located on the UC Santa Cruz farm. Life Lab cultivates children’s love of learning, healthy food, and nature through garden-based education.
LifeLab: Next Generation Science in the Garden
Wilson Elementary School, Petaluma
Use school’s back entrance at 600 Middle Two Rock Road, Petaluma
Hours: 9:00-3:30 Please arrive a bit early to get settle in!
Workshop will be indoors and outdoors so please dress accordingly
Vegetarian garden lunch will be provided
Graduate Education Credit will be available
$100 before September 1st
$150 after September 1st
Please send checks made out to: School Garden Network, PO Box 1367, Sebastopol, CA 95473
Workshop fees are not refundable