Third Grade Programs

NatureKids Science Program

Takes place in areas of seasonal interest

Garden Ecosystems

Bring your students out for this fieldtrip to view first hand the nest of the American Bald Eagle.  Explore the Garden ecosystem while investigating animal adaptations, food chains and natural resources.
VA SOL: Science: 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.8, 3.9, 3.10

NatureKids Social Studies 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.  Groups arriving late to the Garden will be offered the Garden Ecosystems program starting from the Baker Hall Visitor Center as an alternative due to program time restraints).

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

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

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

Plants and People Outreach

How did the Native Americans use their environment for survival? What are some of the great achievements of Ancient China and Egypt? Let our garden teacher bring these answers to your classroom through plants and tools use by these cultures. (A great review for 3rd graders)
VA SOL: History/Geography: 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 2.5, 2.8

Garden Ecosystems Outreach

Liven up your classroom with an introduction to an ecosystem from the Norfolk Botanical Garden! Pass the energy through the food web game, learn about animal adaptations, communities, and poplulations as we explore the interdependence of plants and animals in their ecosystem.
VA SOL: Science: 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.8, 3.9, 3.10