WOW NatureKids Children’s Garden Programs
Takes place in the World of Wonders Children’s Adventure Garden
(WOW Children’s Adventure Garden requires 1/3 mile walk to WOW area from the parking area.)
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Pre-K & Kindergarten: WOW ABC’s
Bring your little ones to WOW to learn about the plant life cycle and plant seeds to take home. Then investigate a giant globe before you climb to the top Discovery Peak using their senses to discover flowers, herbs, vegetables, fruits and more. VA SOL: Science: K.1, K.2, K.4, K.6, K.7,K.8, K.9, K.11. VA SOL: Geography: K.3, K.4, K.5.
1st & 2nd Grades: Flowers, Friends, Creepers & Croakers
What is the difference between an evergreen and a deciduous plant? Why do some animals hibernate and some animals migrate? Discover the dynamic relationship between plants and animal, found in the garden. Explore the different journeys that plants and animals take during their life cycle experience. VA SOL: Science:1.1,1.4,1.5,1.6,1.7,1.8,2.4,2.5,2.7,2.8.
2nd Grade: Plants and People
How did the American Indians use their environment for survival? Explore the Children’s Garden and compare the homes, tools, and ways of life for the Lakota, Powhatan and the Pueblo. *This Program is designed to be a presentation style program* VA SOL: History/Geography: 2.4, 2.5, 2.8b.
3rd Grade: Plant Geeks & Ancient Greeks
Come to WOW and let us introduce your students to the Ancient Greeks and their contributions in Ithaca Isle. Travel to Africa to investigate the rich history of Mali, then visit Discovery Peak to find some of the spices that the explorers were searching for. VA SOL: History/Geography/Economics: 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.7, 3.8.
4th Grade: Earth in Motion
Hike through the garden to explore the different environments. Topics of study will focus on the food webs, structural and behavioral adaptations and plant life cycles. Take a look at the parts of a flower and discover their functions. Find out how flowers help to maintain healthy habitats that provide important natural resources. VA SOL: Science: 4.4, 4.5, 4.9. This program serves as a great review for 5th Grade SOL Testing.
5th Grade: Botany Bundle
Students will discuss the differences between plant and animal cells, then explore the plant cell structure and organelle functions. Review the plant life cycle, parts of a flower, and photosynthesis. Students will learn, and demonstrate how, plant’s energy is passed through the food web, and what role they play in their habitat. VA SOL: Science: 4.4,4.5, 5.1, 5.5.