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Next Generation Science in the Garden Workshops

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Ecological Garden at the Student Farm
When May 30, 2015 12:00 AM to
May 31, 2015 12:00 PM
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This event is held in collaboration with the Student Farm at UC Davis and Life Lab.

Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the Ecological Garden at the Student Farm

Friday, June 26, 2015 at the Life Lab Garden Classroom on the UC Santa Cruz Farm  

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 the environmental impact of human activity than in an outdoor garden classroom? Cost: $150. 

Learn …
  • How to lead highly contextualized, engaging, hands-on science lessons outdoors
  • How to link garden activities to Next Generation Science Standards
  • How to use garden-based science lessons to reinforce Common Core Math and English Language Arts 
Take home …
  • An activity packet full of garden-based, elementary science lessons cross-mapped to Next Generation Science, and Common Core Math and ELA Standards
  • Inspiration to use the garden as a context for exploring earth and life science
  • Strategies for success from Life Lab and other educators engaged in this exciting work
  • Optional: 1 unit of education credit from the University of the Pacific ($60/unit)

Register now!

Come to a workshop at Life Lab or UC Davis and ...

  • be inspired by our model educational garden sites
  • meet and learn from other garden-based educators
  • enjoy a farm-fresh meal

1 semester credit of graduate education credit available for an additional $60/workshop day.

Event Details

When May 30, 2015 12:00 AM to
May 31, 2015 12:00 PM
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One Shields Drive
UC Davis
Davis, CA

(530) 752-3915