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Apply scientific thinking to explore the intriguing world of plant and animal life in this interactive program highlighting Living Organisms, Life Cycles and Systems.
Discover the connection of living systems and investigate why and how flowering plants have developed with their pollinator partners. Gain an appreciation of this delicate relationship by identifying adaptations of plants and pollinators.
K-2: Students learn about different types of pollinators as they hunt for them in the Garden. They learn about the parts of a flower used in pollination as they create a pollinator and try to pollinate a flower.
3-5: Students will identify parts of a flower used in pollination. Students discover the process of pollination while observing and recording various pollinators at work. Students will have an opportunity to compete in a pollination game.
6-8: Students will dissect flowers to identify flower parts used in pollination. Activities will enable students to discover how human impact plays a role in the pollinators’ survival and how our relationship is mutually beneficial.
Trace the life cycles of plants, trees and insects in this hands-on program connecting the cycles of nature with life science in the garden. Students are challenged to sequence the stages of insect and plant cycles as well as identify the interdependence of plants and animals in a garden setting.
K-2: Students explore the life cycles of plants, trees and insects through books, models, and specimens.
3-5: Students search for living and non-living factors in an ecosystem and then observe plants and insects in different life stages.
6-8: Students find biotic and abiotic factors in an ecosystem and then make scientific observations of plants and insects and identify life stages.
Probe the mysteries of life-sustaining earth processes in this scientific investigation of water and soil by applying the skills of scientific inquiry and design.
Dive into the study of water and the water cycle in this in-depth earth science program. Get acquainted to the clever ways in which plants and people use water and record observations and conduct water-based experiments.
K-2: Students learn that water is essential to all life and is a valuable and limited resource. They explore different ways that plants collect and use water.
3-5: Students explore the water cycle and learn about water conservation and water pollution. They conduct a water experiment to find out if plants and soil can filter out water pollutants and create a pamphlet showing what they learned.
6-8: Students investigate watersheds and how to protect them through several water experiments. They create a brochure that can be used to teach others how to protect water.
Learn the difference between renewable and non-renewable energy, with focus on solar energy. Participate in hands-on STEM activities throughout our Gardens and explore how to conserve at home, in school, and in the community.
K-2: Students are engaged with hands-on activities to discover the value of Earth's natural resources. They discover how Longwood is committed to sustainable practices and how they can make a difference at home by reducing, reusing, and recycling.
3-5: Students will explore both renewable and non-renewable resources, experiment with solar detectors, and discover the connection between photosynthesis and solar energy. They will uncover sustainable practices being used throughout Longwood's property and leave with a plan of action to become a better global citizen.
6-8: Students uncover Longwood's sustainable practices, including: solar energy, recycling, composting, and the reuse of water for irrigation. They will experiment with solar cells to recognize solar energy as a renewable resource and discover how everyday behaviors impact the Earth.
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The Gardens are the perfect place to expand young guests' horizons with a variety of fun and innovative programs.
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Registration now open! Join horticulture professionals from around the globe as they converge to discuss current research and trialing techniques.
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Registration is now open for our 2013 Continuing Education courses!
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