This Saturday, September 12, the Life Lab Science Program will conclude months of festivities marking the 30th anniversary of this celebrated institution.

Lifelab30thlogoFrom 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. community members may tour school garden programs inspired by and supported by the UCSC Life Lab Science center. From Bonny Doon to Watsonville, these hands-on learning gardens will demonstrate how schools connect their students to science and nutrition. Participating schools are Bonny Doon Elementary, Gateway School, Westlake Elementary, Holy Cross School, Main Street Elementary, Green Acres Elementary and Valencia Elementary.  A map of the school gardens on the tour is available here.

Also taking place on September 12 is the annual Benefit Dinner and Auction in the Life Lab garden classroom at the UCSC Farm & Garden.  Diners will enjoy a seasonal tasting prepared by Chef Jon Dickinson of Cafe Cruz on tables set in the garden overlooking the Monterey Bay. The event takes place from 4:00 to 7:00; tickets are available online.

To learn more about the Life Lab Science Program and its history, visit their website.