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.

Discovery Garden: Introduce students to agriculture and sustainable gardening.  What parts of plants do we eat?  What’s the difference between a fruit and vegetable?  See bee hives, chickens, an orchard, vegetables and fruits, a historic tobacco barn and more.

Math in the Gardens: Measure, multiply and map your way through the garden. Learn about the different kinds of math our garden staff use to create and maintain our beautiful garden, and solve your own garden math problems.  Program content is adjusted to match appropriate grade-level standards.

Garden Walk: Observe seasonal highlights on a guided walk that introduces students to the biodiversity of Duke Gardens.

Haiku Trail into the Gardens: Develop literacy skills and practice creative expression on a walk through the gardens. Learn about haiku structure and the poet Basho, then collect words that describe your sensory observations to assemble your own haiku.