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URI Learning Landscape Program
at the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center
Dear RI School Administrators and Teachers:

Transportation scholarships and admission discounts are available for K-5 elementary school groups interested in visiting the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center in Providence for an environmental field trip this February and March 2013.  Watch your students' faces light up as they explore the living ecosystems at the Botanical Center!   
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Teacher Testimonial
Denise Phillips, 1st Grade Teacher from Harris Elementary, Woonsocket  Learning about Feathers

"This trip far exceeded my expectation. The information brought to my students in two hours couldn't have been done in my own classroom...This trip was well organized and worth the time and money spent. I will definitely want to attend this trip again."

Winter 2013 Learning Landscape Program
Carnivorous plants
 
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 seen 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!
Learning Landscape kids in greenhouse
RECYCLING, SEEDS AND PLANTS
Tes
t your recycling knowledge, and then make plant pots from recycled materials. Review what plants need in order to grow and thrive. Each student has a chance to  plant some seeds, bring them home and watch them  grow! 
 
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?
BogHave 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 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: Tuesday - Friday, February 5- March 29, 2013 by reservation How much rain falls in the rainforest?only 
Hours: 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon  

Location:
Roger Williams Park Botanical Center, Providence, RI
Grades: K - 5, limit 60 students per date 
Cost: $7.00 per student or $4.00 for Title I Schools, includes the cost of admission to the Botanical Center 
click here to register  
Questions?:(401) 874-2900 or email outreach@uri.edu
 


Scholarships
Available
Title I schools are eligible for reduced admission fees ($4.00/student) and transportation scholarships funded by the URI Master Gardener Association. 

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