Looking for a unique hands-on learning experience? Our terrarium planting workshop is offered year-round and can be adapted for students of all grade levels and abilities. Students will learn about what plants need to grow and discover the workings of the water cycle while creating the perfect habitat for a tropical plant. This miniature ecosystem is fun to create, easy to care for and easy to transport home. Admission to the Botanical Gardens, as well as a self-guided scavenger hunt and time to explore our plant collections and exhibit learning stations are included. This program is perfect for schools, scouts, camps and mixed age groups!
Age Range: Pre-K – Grade 12
Cost: $13 per student. One adult is admitted free per every five students, additional adults are required to pay regular admission prices. Membership discounts do not apply.
Group Size Required: minimum of 10 students, maximum of 60 per day
This field trip supports the following learning standards:
- P-LS1-1. Observe familiar plants and animals (including humans) and describe what they need to survive.
- P-LS1-2. Plan and conduct an investigation to determine how familiar plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive in the environment.
- K-LS1-1. Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.
- K-ESS3-1. Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants or animals (including humans) and the places they live.
- 1-LS1-1. Use materials to design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow and meet their needs.
- 3-LS1-1. Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction and death.
- 3-LS3-2. Use evidence to support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment.
- 4-LS1-1. Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior and reproduction.
- 5-PS3-1. Use models to describe that energy in animals; food (used for body repair, growth, motion and to maintain body warmth) was once energy from the sun.
- 5-LS1-1. Support an argument that plants get the materials they need for growth chiefly from air and water.
- 5-LS2-1. Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants (producers), animals (consumers), decomposers, and the environment.
- MS-ESS2-4. Develop a model to describe the cycling of water through Earth’s systems driven by the energy from the Sun and the force of gravity.
- HS-LS2-3. Construct and revise an explanation based on evidence for the cycling of matter and flow of energy in ecosystems.
Reservations are required for all programs. Please reserve your programs at least three weeks in advance of the desired program date to ensure adequate supplies and staffing.