The resources on this page are best for in-person field trips at the Conservatory. If you would like to use our materials with your class, please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will help you out!
Our Themed Resources provide your self-guided field trip with the perfect balance between structure and exploration, learning and fun! No matter the age of your students, we’ve got just the thing to get them excited by and engaged with plants during your field trip. Explore our resources and choose what’s best for you. New resources will be added throughout 2020.
Adaptations: Grades 1 – 8
Take your students on a fascinating journey through time as you explore how plants have adapted to different environments throughout the years! Investigate convergent evolution in the desert house, discover why carnivorous plants eat insects, and discuss the dynamic differences between plants! Include ‘Adaptations Experience’ when you sign up for a field trip to experience everything this trip offers, from a staff-led Orientation to a workbook to use in the plant collection.
Introduction to Plants: Grades Pre-K – K
The Conservatory offers a wide range of roots, stems, leaves, flowers, and seeds for students to explore and touch. Unveil the magical world of botany with this introductory exploration of all things plant! This experience includes a tour students to explore sensory elements in a fun and safe environment. Include ‘Intro to Plants experience’ when you sign up for a field trip to experience everything this trip offers, from a staff-led orientation to a sensory tour to use in the plant collection.
Decomposition: Grades K – 8
The full life cycle of plants includes the decomposition phase, when plants turn back into soil with the help of some friendly worms and other insects. Want a hands-on field trip that lets your students experience decomposition and compost in real life? Check out our pre and post visit resources here on this site, and include ‘Decomposition Experience’ when you sign up for a field trip to experience everything this trip offers, from a staff-led orientation to a worksheet to use in the plant collection. Orientation available for 50 students max with at least 8 chaperones.
Not sure which resources are best for your students? Give us a call! We’re happy to walk you through our resources to help you find the ideal tool for your self-guided field trip.
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services grant MA-10-17-0193.