Second Grade Programs

NatureKids Science Garden Program

Takes place in areas of seasonal interest

Creepers and Croakers

Hop through the Garden to discover the magic of metamorphosis and study the life-cycle of two garden residents the butterfly and frog compared to the life cycle of woodland animals like the White-tailed Deer.
VA SOL: Science: 2.4, 2.5, 2.7a, 2.8c

NatureKids Social Studies Program

Takes place in the WOW Garden.
(WOW Children’s Adventure Garden requires 1/3 mile walk to WOW area from the parking area.  Groups arriving late to the Garden will be offered the Creepers and Croakers program starting from the Baker Hall Visitor Center as an alternative due to program time restraints).

Plants and People

*This Program is designed to be a presentation style program*

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.
VA SOL: History/Geography: 2.4, 2.5, 2.8b

Traveling Outreach Programs

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

Plants and People

How did the Native Americans use their environment for survival?  Let our Garden Teacher bring these answers to your classroom through plants and tools use by these tribes.  (Great Review for 3rd Graders, information on Ancient Egypt and Ancient China can also be included with this program upon request)
VA SOL: History/Geography:  2.2, 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