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Life Lab

The Life Lab Program at DeLaveaga Elementary is a K-5 hands-on science and nutrition program. All students visit the garden in small groups with their class weekly or bi-weekly during the school year. Lessons include scientific observation and illustration, science experiments, planting, growing, and harvesting seasonal fruits and vegetables, preparing foods and tasting.

The DeLaveaga Life Lab includes a greenhouse, outdoor kitchen, grey water recycling, outdoor classroom and compost bins. Lunch and snack waste from the school is composted in the Life Lab and used in the garden.

This year DeLaveaga Elementary has been selected by NOAA to become an Ocean Guardian School.In partnership with the non-profit group Groundswell, students are growing California native plants from seed, conducting experiments, and planting young plants at Seabright Beach to increase biodiversity.

If you would like to help in the Life Lab Garden, please contact Life Lab Teacher Erica Schroeder at or 429-3856.

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