School Programs: 3rd Grade
Soil City (meets standard 3.L.2.4): Explore the world of ants, earthworms, pillbugs and other soil dwellers. Students examine basic soil properties throughout the garden and discover how soil supports the growth and survival of living things.
Plant Power (meets standard 3.L.2): Take a trip through the life cycle of a plant and learn the different plant structures and how they work to help the plant grow and thrive.
Discovery Garden: Introduce students to agriculture and sustainable gardening. What’s the difference between a fruit and a vegetable? What parts of plants do we eat? See bees, chickens, an orchard, vegetables and fruits, a historic tobacco barn and more.
Math in the Gardens: Measure, multiply or map your way through the garden. Learn about the different kinds of math that garden staff members use every day and solve your own garden math problem. Program content will be adjusted to match appropriate grade level standards.
A Garden Walk: For larger groups with limited time. A guided walk to introduce students to the four major areas of the garden. This program is planned for 1 hour or less. Fee of $2 per student.
Haiku Trail into the Gardens (recommended for 3rd – 8th grades; meets standards 3.c.1, 6.85): Inspired by the path of the famous Japanese poet-wanderer Basho, we discover the secrets of haiku while journeying through the garden.