Onsite Lessons and Activities
Longwood is the perfect place for children to learn. Here, our Gardens are the classroom and our plants, flowers, trees, and wildlife are the tools that we use to teach children valuable lessons spanning most core subjects.
Our programs range from more formal, curriculum-based experiences—ideal for K–8 teachers who want to illustrate a lesson—to casual, self-directed, courses that expose children to the Gardens in an engaging and interactive way.
Students will embark on an artistic garden voyage that explores the enticing world of garden-inspired art.
Uncover the mysteries of mathematics that lie hidden in our Gardens with experiential learning that highlights geometry and measurement.
Learn the difference between renewable and non-renewable energy, with focus on solar energy.
Dive into the study of water and the water cycle in this in-depth earth science program.
Listen to and create poetry inspired by nature in this literary program that gives voice to student writing.
Explore topography by using maps and other geographic tools that assist with the navigation and interpretation of our section of the Earth’s surface.
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.
Discover the connection of living systems and investigate why and how flowering plants have developed with their pollinator partners.