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Let the Botanical Gardens come to you! Our talented educators are taking our most popular terrarium program on the road for this fun and exciting workshop. Students will learn what plants need to grow and discover the inner workings of the water cycle while creating the perfect home for a tropical plant. Instruction and supplies for each student to build their own terrarium to take home are included.  

Age Range: Pre-K – Grade 12 

Cost: $400 per session, limit of 30 participants per session. Each additional session on the same day is $300. Travel rates apply.  

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.

      Please contact the Education Department with any questions or concerns at education@buffalogardens.com  or 716.827.1584 ext. 730 

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