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Plant Reproduction

Age Range: Grades 6-8

Cost: $12 per student. One adult is admitted free per every five students, additional adults are required to pay regular admission prices.

Group Size: minimum of 15 students, maximum of 80 students per day.

This field trip for middle school students in sixth, seventh, and eighth grade explores the many ways that plants can make more of themselves! Students will examine different modes of plant reproduction including seeds, spores, runners, pups, and more! They will even discover how people can create more plants while propagating their own stem cuttings to take home. Admission to the Botanical Gardens, along with a self-guided scavenger hunt and time to explore our plant collections, is included.

This field trip supports the following NYS P-12 Science Learning Standards:

  • MS-LS1-5. Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms.

  • MS-LS1-2. Develop and use a model to describe how asexual reproduction results in offspring with identical genetic information and sexual reproduction results in offspring with genetic variation.

Reservations are required for all programs. Please reserve your programs at least three weeks in advance of the desired program date.


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