|Learning Landscape Program|
ECOSYSTEMS AND ADAPTATIONS
Students are invited to explore plants from around the world and discover the adaptations that help them to thrive in different climates. Their journey includes cacti typical to desert biomes, palms from the tropics, orchids from the rainforest and even a carnivorous plant bog. Have you ever fed a Venus Flytrap? Learning Landscape students have! NATIVE BIRDS AND MAMMALS Take a closer look at our feathered friends: what makes birds special? How do differences in beaks, feet and wings help them to survive? Examine native mammals using skulls, teeth and skins. What can animal adaptations tell us about predator / prey relationships? Answer this question and many more with a hands-on look at life in the wild! RECYCLING, SEEDS AND PLANTS
Test your recycling knowledge, and then make plant pots from recycled materials. Each student has a chance to plant some seeds, bring them home and watch them grow! Review what plants need in order to grow and thrive.
WORMS AND DECOMPOSERS
View a natural recycling system at work: learn about worm composting and the important role that these wiggly invertebrates play in the food chain. INSECTS and INVADERS
(Grades K-2 or upon request of teacher
)Do you know the difference between an insect and an arachnid? Have you ever wondered what the world looks like through a pair of compound eyes? While some insects like the Asian Longhorned Beetle can cause damage, our world wouldn't be the same without the wide array of insect pollinators that many plants rely on to reproduce.
THE WATER CYCLE AND WATERSHEDS
(Grades 3-5 or upon request of teacher)
From raindrop to reservoir, take a closer look at how our every day actions effect the water cycle. What can you do to protect the water that we use to drink, swim and fish in the Ocean State?
|REGISTRATION INFORMATION |
|Dates: Weekday mornings October 23 - November 30, 2012 by reservation only
-Excluding Thanksgiving week (November 19-23, 2012)-
Hours:10:00 AM to 12:00 noon
Location: Roger Williams Park Botanical Center, Providence, RI
Grades: K - 5, limit 60 students
Cost: $7.00 per student includes the cost of admission to the Botanical Center
--Reduced Fees Available for Title 1 and Providence Schools--
Call today for reservations or more information:
(401) 874-2900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ask about our scholarship opportunities!
Title 1 schools may apply to receive reduced admission fees ($4.00/student) and transportation scholarships funded by the URI Master Gardeners. All Providence school groups are eligible for a reduced admission fee.