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 & 4th Grade: Nature in Action
Learn about the interactions between plants and animals in the World of Wonders Children’s Garden, and how they have adapted to survive in their environments. In this guided program, students will explore wetland, woodland, desert, and grassland themed gardens to learn about plant and animal adaptations, the structure of an ecosystem, and the flow of energy through food webs.
VA SOL: Science: 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.10 (a), 3.11 (a), 4.4 , 4.5, 4.9 (b)
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.