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Field Trip Guided Winter

January 7 - March 8, 2019
Monday – Friday
10 – 11 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

$100/$50 deposit

Max class size per program: 30 students, 8 Adults (1:5 ratio is preferred)
Includes an indoor lunch space after program


Experience hands-on plant science aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards while on a field trip at the Garden! Our trained facilitators teach age-appropriate, seasonal programs (max four simultaneous programs per time slot).

Guided field trips must be booked a minimum of four weeks in advance, and full payment is due three weeks prior to your field trip. To purchase tickets for the Orchid Show, call (847) 835-6801.

(O) most of the class will be taught outside; please dress for the weather
(I) class will be an indoor lab experience

PreK-K
INSECT INVESTIGATION What do plants and animals need to survive? Observe patterns between insects and plants to determine what these living things need to live and grow. Students act as scientists, observing and classifying insects to differentiate from other living things. (I)

NATURE'S NEEDS Explore how plants live in different places. Students compare plants from different ecosystems and investigate how their characteristics help them survive in unique climates. (I)

Grades 1-2
INSECT INVESTIGATION Discover what special features enable insects to survive. Perform simple investigations to observe the behaviors and preferences of some friendly insects. (I)

NATURE'S NEEDS Search for evidence that plants flourish in particular habitats and not others. Students compare the diversity of plants from different ecosystems and observe what specialized structures help them get what they need. (I)

Grades 3-5
DIY HYDROPONICS Students plan and carry out investigations using limited resources to build a plant-growing system without soil in the classroom. (I)

TREE DETECTIVES Students investigate how trees are classified. They will observe patterns among the physical features of trees and use these noticeable structures to identify them. (O)

Grades 6-8
DIY HYDROPONICS Students plan and carry out investigations using limited resources to build a plant-growing system without soil in the classroom. By constructing explanations and designing solutions for a more sustainable approach to agriculture, students will develop possible solutions by evaluating constraints and considering cultural and environmental impacts. (I)

PHOTOSYNTHESIS LAB Delve into the process of photosynthesis. Students use microscopes to study living plants and answer questions about photosynthesis. Students will then construct an explanation for the role plants play in the cycling of matter and flow of energy through all living things. (I)

Grades 9-12
NEW HUMAN IMPACTS AND SUSTAINABILITY Responsible management of natural resources is key to creating a sustainable future for life on earth. Understand the relationships between land management and biodiversity, and witness how scientists and engineers can make major contributions by developing sustainable technologies. (I)

ECOLOGY RESEARCH LAB How do ecologists measure plants? Learn how Garden scientists collect data on natural areas. Students perform data collection steps similar to ongoing research. The tools and practices students discover in this lab might stimulate research questions of their own. (I)

January 7 - March 8, 2019
Monday – Friday

Field Trips | Guided Field Trips

E.g., Saturday, December 15 2018