School Programs: 4th Grade

Amazing Adaptations (meets standard 4.L.1.2): What do desert succulents, tropical water lilies and our local squirrels have in common? Take a walk and see how plants and animals survive using amazing adaptations to their environments.

Native Tales (meets standard 4.H.1.1): Plants have stories to tell. The Blomquist Garden of Native Plants serves as our classroom as students discover native N.C. plants and their uses.

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.