Field Trip Workshops

Virtual Field Trips 2020-21 Schedule

Fall: October 19 – December 18, 2020
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Grades K – 1

Sneaky Plants

How and why do plants change the spaces they live in? We will show you places in the Garden where plants have affected their environment and challenge you to figure out why.  

NGSS: K-ESS2-2, 1-LS1-1, 2-LS2-1

Grades 2 – 4

Flower Lab

What is the reason for a flower, and how does it do its job? View a gorgeous video of blooming plants at the Garden, and then become a scientist in your classroom, doing a guided flower dissection on a real flower to understand what the different parts do.

NGSS: 2-LS2-2; 3-LS1-1; 4-LS1-1

Grades 4 – 6

Carnivorous Plants

What's going on with these plants that eat bugs?! We grow carnivorous plants at the Garden: sundews, pitcher plants, and Venus fly traps. We will introduce you to them and guide you through an experiment understand what plants need to live and grow, and why these plants trap insects.

NGSS:  4-LS1-1; 5-LS2-1; MS-LS1-4

Winter: January 4 – March 26, 2021
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Grades K – 1

 

Sneaky Plants

How and why do plants change the spaces they live in? We will show you places in the Garden where plants have affected their environment and challenge you to figure out why.  

NGSS: K-ESS2-2, 1-LS1-1, 2-LS2-1

Grades 1 – 3

Plants Alike and Different

What do all plants have in common, and what do they need to grow? See some wonderful and strange plants we have growing at the Garden and discover what they all have in common.  

NGSS: 1-LS1-1; 2-LS4-1; 3-LS1-1; 3-LS4-3

Grades 2 – 4

Flower Lab

What is the reason for a flower, and how does it do its job? View a gorgeous video of blooming plants at the Garden, and then become a scientist in your classroom, doing a guided flower dissection on a real flower to understand what the different parts do.

NGSS: 2-LS2-2; 3-LS1-1; 4-LS1-1

Grades 4 – 6

Carnivorous Plants

What's going on with these plants that eat bugs?! We grow carnivorous plants at the Garden: sundews, pitcher plants, and Venus fly traps. We will introduce you to them and guide you through an experiment understand what plants need to live and grow, and why these plants trap insects.

NGSS:  4-LS1-1; 5-LS2-1; MS-LS1-4

Grades 6 – 12

Hydroponics Challenge

Can you design a system to grow plants in water? Get a video tour of the Windy City Harvest’s aquaponics system, learn the basics of growing plants in water, and then work with a Garden educator to design a small system hydroponics system in your classroom.

NGSS: MS-LS2-4; MS-ETS1-1, 2, 3; HS-ETS1-1,2,3

Spring Workshops: March 29 – June 11, 2021
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Grades K – 1

 

Sneaky Plants

How and why do plants change the spaces they live in? We will show you places in the Garden where plants have affected their environment and challenge you to figure out why.  

NGSS: K-ESS2-2, 1-LS1-1, 2-LS2-1

Grades 1 – 3

Plants Alike and Different

What do all plants have in common, and what do they need to grow? See some wonderful and strange plants we have growing at the Garden and discover what they all have in common.  

NGSS: 1-LS1-1; 2-LS4-1; 3-LS1-1; 3-LS4-3

Grades 2 – 4

Flower Lab

What is the reason for a flower, and how does it do its job? View a gorgeous video of blooming plants at the Garden, and then become a scientist in your classroom, doing a guided flower dissection on a real flower to understand what the different parts do.

NGSS: 2-LS2-2; 3-LS1-1; 4-LS1-1

Grades 4 – 6

Carnivorous Plants

What's going on with these plants that eat bugs?! We grow carnivorous plants at the Garden: sundews, pitcher plants, and Venus fly traps. We will introduce you to them and guide you through an experiment understand what plants need to live and grow, and why these plants trap insects.

NGSS:  4-LS1-1; 5-LS2-1; MS-LS1-4

Grades 6 – 12

Hydroponics Challenge

Can you design a system to grow plants in water? Get a video tour of the Windy City Harvest’s aquaponics system, learn the basics of growing plants in water, and then work with a Garden educator to design a small system hydroponics system in your classroom.

NGSS: MS-LS2-4; MS-ETS1-1, 2, 3; HS-ETS1-1,2,3