The nature of education is changing today and school gardens are at the head of the shift. Life Lab, a national leader in the garden-based learning movement, shares why school gardens will be essential for the education of the future.
See how we are supporting teachers to make this change. www.lifelab.org/changing-education/
Featuring clips from the following school gardens: Life Lab in Santa Cruz MEarth in Carmel Spring Creek Garden in Brooklyn Washington Youth Garden in DC Gene Ward Elementary School Garden in Las Vegas City Sprouts Garden in Springfield Education Outside school gardens in San Francisco
These are just some examples of leading school gardens across the country. Video edited by intern, Erika Lygren.
The following videos demonstrate what we, here at Life Lab, refer to as "back pocket activities." These are all quick, easy, and highly engaging activities that require minimal preparation. We suggest always having one or more of these activities ready to go (or "in your back pocket") in case your lesson ends a few minutes early, or you have a few kids to keep occupied while the others are finishing a task. From searching for the colors of the rainbow to making jewelry from flowers, the activities featured in these videos can be done again and again, with kids seeing and learning new things each time they do them.