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May 2016

Common Core in the Garden: Educator Workshop

May 6, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Life Lab, 1156 High St
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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$150 - $180

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. Using lessons from The Growing Classroom activity guide, participants in this workshop will experience and discuss garden activities that support learning in math and language arts. Whether they are graphing the temperature of their compost pile over time; reading a recipe to make fresh salsa; writing a story from the perspective of an ant; or presenting to a…

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Central Coast Regional Gathering

May 23, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
UCSC – The Cowell Ranch Hay Barn, 1156 High St
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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The CA Farm to School Network (CFSN) is excited to host the 2016 Central Coast Regional Gathering at the UCSC campus in Santa Cruz. The gathering is intended for food service staff, garden educators, institutional partners, nutritional educators, and any Farm to School stakeholders in Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Benito, Monterey, and Santa Cruz Counties. We will be facilitating some general discussion around Farm to School goals and barriers for the region, and there will be time for networking…

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June 2016

Next Generation Science in the Garden for Grades K-5

June 16, 2016 @ 9:30 am - June 17, 2016 @ 3:30 pm
Life Lab, 1156 High St
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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$300 - $360

Let's head outside and put earth and life back into Earth and Life Science! Using activities from Life Lab's award-winning curricula, 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 in science. 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…

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