Now booking school groups for the 2018 season!
Bring your students to GROW!
GROW is proud to offer field trip programming for school-aged students in a variety of subject areas:
Botany: Parts of the plant, plant life cycle, flower dissections, interdependence of plants and animals, heredity, seed production/collection/saving/germination, invasive plants and their removal, identifying native plants, edible flowers, herbs, permaculture farming, aquaponics (growing plants on top of a body of water containing fish), plus many more!
Forestry: Identifying trees, native plants vs. invasive non-native plants, invasive plants and their effect on the ecosystem, planting new trees, guiding human activity to preserve forest habitats, planting for wildlife, forest farming
Entomology: Insects and their role in the ecosystem, beneficial insects vs. ‘pest’ insects, life cycles of insects, insects in the food chain, insects as pollinators/decomposers/pest control
Pollinators: *Educating the public about native pollinator bees is a primary goal of GROW. We have a great deal of curriculum devoted to helping students learn all about the native bees and how to interplant gardens to benefit them. Lessons include: life cycles, parts of, ecology, specific learning on mason bees, interdependence of bumblebees and tomato plants, identifying some basic categories of native bees (mason, leaf cutter, bumble, orchard, sweat, carpenter)
Honeybees: Intro to beekeeping. This lesson affords students an overview of what beekeeping is all about and includes the chance to inspect (take apart) an empty hive and consider how it replicates the honeybees’ natural environmental needs. We do not have a colony at GROW for the 2017 season but hope to have one for demonstration purposes by 2018.
Urban Wildlife: Identifying animals that occupy urban spaces (from back yards to pocket forests like ours.) We can go many directions with this topic, from conservation, to their role in the food chain, to study of individual life cycles and habitats. This is where collaboration with teachers really comes into play.
Vermiculture (the study of earthworms!): anatomy, life cycle, habits, habitat, and composting with worms are typical topics to cover. We have our own worm bins which can be used in these lessons
If you are interested in booking a field trip to GROW please submit the form below and a member of our team will reach out to you!