for Pre-K-12 Students
Let Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden come to you for a lively, hands-on experience that supplements your botanical and ecological classroom teaching. All programs are grade-appropriate and aligned with state and national acadmic standards.
5 PROGRAMS ARE OFFERED:
From Roots to Shoots - NEW for Pre-K and K students!
Take a journey into the magical world of plants! Students will explore plants from root to shoot as they learn about the parts of plants and what plants need to grow.
Could you survive in the rainforest? Students discover the connections between plants and products we use everyday and examine authentic artifacts from an Ecuadorian rainforest.
Kitchen Botany: From Flowers to Food
When you eat celery, broccoli, or asparagus, what part of the plant are you eating? Using hand lenses and dissecting tools, students will examine fruits and vegetables to discover the intricacies within. Students will identify the part of the flower that develops into fruit and the role that pollinators play in the process.
From Seeds to Trees
Why do some seeds fly and other seeds float? Students will learn about the basic parts of seeds, and what role the seed plays in the lifecycle of a plant. Using seeds with a variety of different shapes and sizes, students will explore how plants have adapted, and in some cases, formed relationships with animals, to spread their seeds most effectively and efficiently.
Plants and Pollinators
Where would we be without pollinators in the world? Learn about different types of pollinators, their amazing relationships with plants, and why they are so important in our lives.
Updated standards coming soon!
Next Generation Sunshine State Standards, Rainforest Relationships
Next Generation Sunshine State Standards, Kitchen Botany
Next Generation Sunshine State Standards, From Seeds to Trees
1-hour classroom program: $100.00 (up to 30 students); additional classes on same day: $75.00
Schedule a Visit:
The PlantMobile Program is available to come to your school on Thursdays between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
For more information or to schedule a PlantMobile Program, please call 305.663.8094 or email email@example.com.