For Field Trip Reservations: - To donate or to volunteer call (310) 832 7573

Monday, August 24, 2015

We are Open!

School Year Begins

On Tuesday, August 18, we opened our gates.  This year, we are excited to continue to make improvements and develop new curriculum for the students of the Los Angeles Unified School District.  With the implementation of the Next Generations Science Standards just around the corner, we want to make sure all of our programs are more inquiry-based, support engineering and science practices, and take advantage of opportunities to support Common Core Literacy and Math Standards.

Hours of Operation: 800 am to 4:30 pm.  Monday through Friday.
Call (310) 832-7573 if you have any questions.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Last Saturday Work Day of the School Year

The school year is coming to a close.  Saturday, May 2nd is our last 
opportunity for a community clean up day.  

Please join us as we make one last big push to clean up the gardens, 
grounds, and animal pens before summer.  

Saturday, May 2nd, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

It may be warm, so bring a hat, lots of water, and gloves if you have them.  

Hope to see you here.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Get Rooted!

Gardening & Horticulture Workshop - March 5, 2015

The gardening and horticulture monthly workshop - Get Rooted! - , led by master gardener Lara Hughey,  was full of incredible gardening tips and tricks.  This month's topic was "Planting Seasonal Vegetables", and Lara provided participants with an informational talk about how to plan and prep the garden for spring and summer.  

Like all of our monthly meetings, we began with a tasting from the Harvest of the Month, courtesy of the Nutrition Education & Obesity Prevention (N.E.O.P.) led by Scott Perry.

Presenter Lara Hughey shared many gardening tips so every one was able to learn something.

Participants learned about how to select garden sites, soil prep, lighting, how to choose what to grow, companion planting, and so much more.

Whether it was how deep to plant tomatoes or how to increase acidity in soil for extra yummy blueberries, we all gained gardening know-how.

the hands on portion of the workshop included sowing seeds and transplanting seedlings.  We all planted.  Participants were then able to take every plant they transplanted back to their own school garden.

The workshop ended with N.E.O.P. providing garden appropriate gifts and supplies that were raffled off by Scott Perry.  Plus Lara gave away seeds and transplants were provided by the Science Center.

All LAUSD teachers are invited to our monthly gardening and horticulture workshop, Get Rooted!.  We meet the first Thursday of the month from 4:00 pm to 6:00.  We have lots of resources to give away and everyone takes home something for the garden.  Plus, network with other gardening teachers from multiple grade levels to share the work we do at the school site.

For more information, click here;  Get Rooted! - Gardening Workshop

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

New Promotional Video for Field Trips

Watch our new video! Girl Scout Troop 2405, created a spectacular infomercial to promote field trips to the science center.  This silver award project was completed by Ava Council, Jenna Osborne, Gia Rubalcava, and Anne Marie Spralja.  Take a look and see what a wonderful job the girls did.

Click on the picture of the bus to the left to see some of our field trip options.