Elementary School Field Trips

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden offers hands-on outdoor programs designed to spark curiosity about nature and encourage life-long learning that is not only real and authentic but also lasting. Discovery Program topics align with the rhythms of the Garden’s growing season in relation to the school year and align with the Virginia Science Standards of Learning.

These hour-long programs take place entirely outdoors (rain or shine) so please encourage students and chaperones to arrive dressed for that day’s weather. Each class returns to school with a Garden Starter Kit, complete with SOL-correlated science experiments and guided observation tips to easily facilitate small group and collaborative learning opportunities. Programs must be booked at least two weeks in advance. Please  call (804) 262-9887 x 322 to register.

Our Children’s Garden Group Information Guide is REQUIRED reading for any group that wants to schedule a trip to the garden. Familiarize yourself with the guide before bringing your group.

 

Discovery Programs for School Year 2019 – 2020

Availability and Pricing:
  • Hour-long programs are offered Monday-Friday at 9:00 am, 10:15 am and 11:30 am.
  • Three programs are available during each time slot for up to 25 students per program.
  • Cost is $10 per student; minimum group charge is $100
  • One adult per five students is recommended to assist during the guided program time and admitted free of charge. This includes the teacher(s).
  • Additional adults are $13 and are asked to enjoy the Garden on their own during the guided program time.
GARDEN EXPLORERS | KINDERGARTEN
TREE TRAITS | KINDERGARTEN – 2ND GRADE
SMALL SPROUTS TO GARDEN GIANTS | 1ST GRADE
PLANTS, WHAT GOOD ARE THEY? | 2ND GRADE
GO WITH THE FLOW | 2ND – 3RD GRADE
NATURE OF THE POWHATAN | 2ND – 4TH GRADE
GROWING A GARDEN | 3RD – 4TH GRADE
INQUIRY INTO NATURE | 3RD – 5TH GRADE
TALLYING UP TREES | 3RD – 5TH GRADE
WATERSHED WONDERS | 4TH – 5TH GRADE

Sabra’s Plants with a Purpose program is helping children learn how to grow vegetables and enjoy healthy foods.

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