The Living Lab
Learning in the Garden
Thought-provoking, conservation-minded lessons aligned to the Sunshine State educational standards — online and on location
What is the
The mission of the Living Laboratory program is to have each student personally and actively engaged in thought-provoking, conservation-minded lessons that are aligned to the Sunshine State educational standards. Our learners develop an awareness of the land, our resources and our unique biodiversity.
We cover the state-mandated benchmarks and we include hands-on, interactive activities that promote field investigation and personal, conscious, ethical thinking and discussions. We develop environmentally conscious learners.
About The Living Lab – online and on location
The Living Lab: K-12
The Living Lab program is a collaborative effort between the Key West Botanical Garden and the Monroe County School District, which serves over 3000 children.
Our program actively involves students. Students become “scientists” and collect information to answer questions about the world around them.
What we do
Students are welcome to return to the garden to work on their projects. The garden features educational programs throughout the year.
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