Encinitas Union School District Farm Lab DREAMS Campus
Encinitas Union School District students have a new educational resource emerging at EUSD Farm Lab DREAMS Campus. Fitting in with the district’s Green Initiatives and Health and Wellness Program, the ten acre farm and interactive learning center provide educational retreats for students. Educational activities will focus on learning about nutrition and the environment through game-based lessons. Design, Research, Engineering, Art, Math and Science (DREAMS) will be integrated into the educational opportunities taking place on a fully functioning organic farm. Learning activities will also connect with the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the district’s One-to-One Digital Learning Program.
EUSD Farm Lab DREAMS Campus is located at 441 Quail Gardens Drive in Encinitas across the street from the San Diego Botanical Garden (AKA Quail Gardens), Leichtag Ranch and the San Dieguito Heritage Museum. Approximately five acres of land is being cultivated to provide fresh produce for the district’s school lunch program at all nine EUSD schools.
The core intent of Farm Lab DREAMS Campus is to provide students with educational experiences that demonstrate the interconnectedness of nutrition, agriculture, and ecology. Through hands-on lessons in the field and in food, science and maker labs, students will develop a rich understanding of the connection between our actions and our health, economy, and the environment. Key partnerships and community engagement will further enrich the program.
Farm Lab DREAMS Campus curriculum is designed to cultivate a deep appreciation for natural resources and to equip our students with the tools they require for making healthy choices.
For questions about Farm Lab DREAMS Campus, please contact, Mim Michelove, Director of Farm Lab DREAM Campus, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to visit the Farm Lab DREAMS Campus web site.
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