Guided School Field Trip Programs: Second Grade

WOW NatureKids Children’s Garden Program

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.)

Flowers & Friends/Creepers & Croakers

Offered September-November 2015 & May-June 2016 – 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. For visits between March 7-April 29 please click here!

Plants and People

Offered September-November 2015 & May-June 2016 – 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. For visits between March 7-April 29 please click here!

Traveling School 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. 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.

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

To schedule a school or children’s group tour please email the following information; the name of the program you would like to reserve, if you would like to add the narrated tram tour to your visit, your reservation date and time preferences, the number of students, teachers and parent chaperones planning to attend, and your complete contact information to