Winter 2013 Learning Landscape Program
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!
ECOSYSTEMS AND ADAPTATIONS
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. 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)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 plants rely on to reproduce.
Do you know the difference between an insect and an arachnid?
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?
|Dates: Tuesday - Friday, February 5- March 29, 2013 by reservation 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
Questions?:(401) 874-2900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
|Title I schools are eligible for reduced admission fees ($4.00/student) and transportation scholarships funded by the URI Master Gardener Association. |