Vargas School, Sunnyvale:

With professional development and technical assistance provided by Life Lab at University of California, Santa Cruz, the team of six elementary teachers will transform its school’s garden space into an inquiry-based teaching garden. Life Lab will provide an on-site garden design consultation, as well as two workshops at the Life Lab garden: The Growing Classroom and Next Generation Science Standards in the School Garden. The team plans to present their new knowledge to the Vargas staff during staff development days. They will lead implementation and monitor progress of the lessons. The team members hope that their expertise, along with the teaching garden, will blossom and flourish and be a center for science learning.

Teaching Garden Project Team

Teaching Garden Team at Vargas Elementary

Vision Statement (click to enlarge)

Important Dates

Oct 5 – Nov 14, 2023 LOIs Accepted for 2024 Grant Cycle (rolling submissions)
By mid-Dec 2023 Invitations to Apply Extended to Selected LOI Submissions
Spring 2024 LIGHT Awards Grants Made

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