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SOIL, SEEDS AND SURPRISES
Grades K through 2

PLEASE NOTE THIS PROGRAM IS NOW FILLED AND WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT ADDITIONAL PARTICIPANTS.

 

Addresses California Science Standards for:
Physical Sciences: 1a
Life Sciences: 2a, 2b, 2c, 2e
Investigation and Experimentation: 3a, 3b, 3d, 3e

 

Students discover the joys of sensory learning while visiting stations on roots, leaves, and seeds. Classes visit both the Teaching Greenhouse and the Conservatory for Botanical
Science and plant their own seeds to take back to the classroom.

 

Wednesdays and 1st & 3rd Fridays
Program begins at 10 a.m.
Duration: 90 minutes
Maximum of 50 students

DATES  

Oct. 3 through Dec. 10
Jan. 7 through May 20

 

Lesson plans

 


JAPANESE GARDEN

Grades 4 through 12

 

Addresses California Visual and Performing Arts Standards:
1.0 Artistic Perception
3.0 Historical and Cultural Context
4.0 Aesthetic Valuing

 

This program introduces students to traditional Japanese gardens as an art form and contrasts them with traditional European-style gardens. Students will visit a 19th-century Japanese house and examine garden sculpture, a Zen garden, and plants native to Japan.

 

Wednesdays and 2nd & 4th Thursdays
Program begins at 10 a.m.
Duration: 90 minutes
Maximum of 40 students

 

DATES
Oct. 8 through Dec. 3
Jan. 7 through May 20

 

Vocabulary lists and lesson plans

 


ADAPTATIONS IN A CHANGING WORLD

Grades 3 through 8

 

Addresses California Science Content Standards Grades 3-8
Life Sciences: 3a, 3b, 3d, 3e, 5e
Investigation and Experimentation: 5a, 5b, 5d, 5e, 6a, 6e, 7c, 7d

 

Students explore adaptations that allow plants to thrive in desert-like environments. Through observation in the Desert Garden, students will learn how plants’ color, shape, and surface texture can be adaptive and to predict how plant forms help them function in a changing environment.

 

Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
Program begins at 10 a.m.
Duration: 90 minutes
Maximum of 70 students

 

DATES
Oct. 8 through Dec. 5
Jan. 7 through May 22



POETRY IN THE CHINESE GARDEN
Grades 4 through 12

 

Addresses California Visual and Performing Arts Standards:
1.0 Artistic Perception
2.0 Creative Expression
3.0 Historical and Cultural Context
4.0 Aesthetic Valuing
Addresses Common Core State Standards
Language: 1a-e, 5b, 5c
World History and Geography: 6.6.3; 7.3.6

 

Using poetry as an entry point to the culture of Chinese gardens, students immerse themselves in the garden experience. They compare Chinese and Western landscape styles, learn about the role of literature in the garden, and create and share their own two-line poems inspired by what they see.

 

Thursdays only
Program begins at 10 a.m.
Duration: 90 minutes
Maximum of 80 students

 

DATES
Oct. 9 through Dec. 11
Jan. 8 through May 21

 




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