School Outreach Programs

2014-2015 Academic Year School Outreach Programs (October-February)

Can’t make it out the garden? Then let the Garden come to you with our Suitcase Science outreach programs. Choose from a variety of topics, schedule a visit, and let one of our Garden Educators lead an SOL based program designed to complement your curriculum.  $80 per class (maximum 25 students), $60 for each additional class on the same day.  A $25 travel fee per day will be charged for locations outside a 30 minute travel distance form Norfolk Botanical Garden.  Limit 3 classes per day with same program.  During the school year, Outreach Programs are available October -February only and will be scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday afternoons for 12:30-1:30pm, 1-2pm or 2-3pm. Minimum two week advanced registration required for all outreach programs.

Summer Outreach Programs (June-August) Can’t make it out the garden? Then let the Garden come to you with our Suitcase Science outreach programs. Choose from a variety of topics, schedule a visit, and let one of our Garden Teachers lead an SOL based program designed to complement your curriculum. $80 per class (maximum 25 students), $60 for each additional class on the same day Limit 3 classes per day with same program. During the summer, Outreach Programs are available June-August only and will be scheduled on Mondays 10AM-3PM.

Plants 101

Introduce your students to the world of plants with this exciting, hands-on program led by one of our knowledgeable Garden Educators!  Your students will love working to build a 8ft felt veggie garden puzzle and planting seeds to keep in the classroom!  VA SOL: Science:K.6,  K.8, History: K.8b, c English: K.1a

Plants and Animals of the Garden

What is the Norfolk Botanical Garden? Sure we have plants, but did you know that these plants are a very important part of the habitat for our wildlife? Let us show your students the inside scoop on how our garden grows and how our plants and animals that live here change throughout the seasons. VA SOL: Science: 1.4, 1.5, 1.7

Plants and People

How did the Native Americans use their environment for survival?  Let our Garden Educator bring these answers to your classroom through plants and tools use by these tribes.  (Great Review for 3rd Graders) VA SOL: History/Geography:  2.4,2.8

Seeds 101-Plants as a natural Resource

From the almost microscopic vanilla bean seed to the 40-pound Coco-de-mer this outreach will show your students that seeds come in all shapes sizes and colors and are used to make many of the items we use everyday. VA SOL: Science: 2.8, 3.7, 3.8, 3.10

Know Your Niche!

Liven up your classroom with an introduction to living systems from the Norfolk Botanical Garden! Pass the energy through the food web game, learn about animal adaptations, habitats and niches as we explore the interdependence of plants and animals in their ecosystem.
VA SOL: Living Systems 4.5

Botany 101

Introduction to the study of plants; basic plant cell structure and organelle functions, plant life cycle, parts of a flower, and the process of photosynthesis. Students will learn, and demonstrate how, plant’s energy is passed through the food web, what role they play in their habitat. VA SOL: Science: 4.4,4.5, 5.1, 5.5

 

To schedule an outreach program, please contact the Group Sales Coordinator 1(757) 441-5830 x 311 or Jessica.Hintz@nbgs.org