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Guided Programs PreK – K

Guided Field Trip Programs PreK

$120 per class
Monday through Friday, seasonally
10 – 11 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
10 – 11:30 a.m. for 90 minute programs
A 1:5 ratio of chaperones to students is required.
Maximum number of students: 25 for preK and 30 for K

Discovering Plants
Fall, Early Spring, Spring
Junior botanists investigate the roles of plant parts. Understand the relationship of form and function in nature, and discover living plant parts in the Garden and Greenhouses. Each student will pot a plant to take home.

NGSS: LS1.A ELS: 11.A, 12.A, 12.B

Science With Your Senses
Fall, Spring
Young scientists embark on a sensory exploration. Students use all their senses to make scientific observations while investigating and comparing the plants and animals they see in the Garden. Each student will pot a plant to take home.

NGSS: LS1, ESS3.A ELS: 11.A, 13.A

New Nature's Needs
Early Spring
Explore how plants get what they need to survive. Students compare plants from different ecosystems and observe what structures help them thrive. Each student will pot a plant to take home.

NGSS: LS1 ELS: 11.A, 12.A, 12.B 

Trees and Trains (90 minutes)
Holiday
Learn to identify evergreen tree families by touch and sight and discover their unique adaptations for the change in seasons. A visit to the enchanting Wonderland Express exhibition is included after the program. 

NGSS: LS1, ESS3.A ELS: 11.A, 12.A, 13.B

Outrageous Orchids: Sensational Explorers (90 minutes)
Orchid Show
Students will use their senses to explore the enchanting world of orchids. We will investigate orchid shape, color, and smell while also learning about the origins of vanilla. Each student will pot a plant to take home. Admission to seasonal orchid show included.
NGSS: LS1, ESS3.A ELS: 11.A, 12.A, 13.B