by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Photos by Jonah Holland and Laurel Matthew Did you know that Thomas Jefferson held a contest with his neighbors every spring: Who can get the first peas from the garden to the table? Earlier this month, we used this same contest to help teachers learn […]
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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I had an amazing time in the Garden last month with these fine young folks from Richmond Public Schools’ Chimborazo Elementary School‘s 3-year-old Head Start class. We read a story about animals and then looked for birds and other creatures in the Garden with our “binoculars.” As […]
by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden We were delighted to have Blue Sky Fund and Richmond Public Schools‘ Bellevue Elementary School 5th graders back at the Garden this week continuing their outdoor science learning. (We wrote about their first visit to the Garden a few weeks ago.) The visit had three components: service […]
by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden As part of a partnership with Blue Sky Fund, 5th graders from Richmond Public Schools’ George Mason Elementary School learned hands-on math and science in the Garden. Working collaboratively, students measured air and soil temperature under the tree leaf canopy and outside the tree canopy to […]
by guest blogger Amanda Godbold Payne, Blue Sky Fund Editor’s Note: Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden was honored to be a part of Blue Sky’s pilot program for 7th grade Explorers program, the students participated as part of the Grow Works program that includes education and service. The volunteer component allow the Garden to waive the admission fee for these participants. […]