Read the full text transcript (PDF) and listen to the audio of the oral history with Amy Katzenstein-Escobar.
- Transcript and full audio. Audio may be accessed through the "Supporting Material" tab at the bottom left of the page. University of California Escholarship Site.
- Transcript (25 pp) and Audio Clip: Following Migrant Farmworker Children to Mexico (3:51). UCSC Library Digital Collections.
Amy Katzenstein-Escobar was the first pilot teacher for the Life Lab Science Program. She was born in 1956 in New Jersey, and grew up in Southern California. She came to UC Santa Cruz in the mid-1970s and entered the community studies major. She received a Ford Foundation education project grant to teach migrant children from Watsonville, became a teacher, and then began teaching at Salsipuedes School, where she participated in a pilot project for Life Lab in 1980. She discusses her Life Lab work in this oral history, conducted by Ellen Farmer on July 27, 2007, in an office on the UC Santa Cruz campus.
- Life Lab Science Program: http://www.lifelab.org/
- Blog about Life Lab’s History: http://lifelabhistory.blogspot.com/2009/01/share-your-life-lab-story.html
- Roberta Jaffe and Gary Appel, The Growing Classroom: Garden-Based Science and Nutrition Activity Guide (Revised Edition 207) http://www.lifelab.org/store-curricula.html#tgc