Longwood Gardens

Come Learn and Explore!

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Let's Be GREEN!

Bring your students for a fantastic environmental education program:


K - 12th grade.............. "Beyond Recycling"


Student's will be split into groups of 15.


Please refer to the Learning Objectives at the bottom of this flyer.

Longwood Gardens

Friday, March 17th, 9:30-11:30am

1001 Longwood Road

Kennett Square, PA

COST:

FREE for participating students (5 yrs. +)

$19.00 for adults

FREE for children under 5 yrs.


*Please make every effort to bring exact change. Thank you!


**If you have a family membership to Longwood Gardens, you may use that for your entrance**

AGENDA

9:30 Arrive at the Group Meeting Area

- sign in & pay

10:00 - 11:30 Longwood Gardens Program

12:15 - 12:45 Lunch

12:45 Farewells - families may stay at Longwood for as long as you'd like after the outing.

Lunch Plans:

~ You may bring your family's lunch in a labeled bag/cooler* (Lunches will be taken to the tent by Longwood employees.)

~ You may purchase lunch at the the restaurant and bring it to the indoor tent.



*In consideration of those with severe allergies, please refrain from bringing nuts or nut products.

PURPOSE OF OUTING: Educational and Social

Students may record the following academic time on the OLS:


Science - 60 minutes

Language Arts - 30 minutes

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Beyond Recycling- Natural Resources

Learn the difference between renewable and non-renewable energy, with focus on solar energy. Participate in hands-on STEM activities throughout our Gardens and explore how to conserve at home, in school, and in the community.


K-2: Students are engaged with hands-on activities to discover the value of Earth's natural resources. They discover how Longwood is committed to sustainable practices and how they can make a difference at home by reducing, reusing, and recycling.


3-5: Students will explore both renewable and non-renewable resources, experiment with solar detectors, and discover the connection between photosynthesis and solar energy. They will uncover sustainable practices being used throughout Longwood's property and leave with a plan of action to become a better global citizen.


6-8: Students uncover Longwood's sustainable practices, including: solar energy, recycling, composting, and the reuse of water for irrigation. They will experiment with solar cells to recognize solar energy as a renewable resource and discover how everyday behaviors impact the Earth.


National Science Standards

  • Standard 6: Understands relationships among organisms and their physical environment
  • Standard 8: Understands the structure and properties of matter
  • Standard 9: Understands the sources and properties of energy
  • Standard 14: Understands how human actions modify the physical environment
  • Standard 16: Understands the changes that occur in the meaning, use, distribution, and importance of resources

National Geography Standards

  • Standard 8: Understands the characteristics of ecosystems on Earth's surface
  • Standard 14: Knows the ways in which the physical environment is stressed by human activities
  • Standard 15: Understands how physical systems affect human systems

LEARNING OBJECTIVES (9th - 12th)

Environmental Stewardship

Identify sustainable practices throughout our Gardens, and learn about changes that you can make at home, in school, and in the community to work toward a greener tomorrow. In this STEM-based lesson, discover how Longwood uses solar energy, recycling, composting, gardening techniques, and water management practices to reduce our environmental impact.


National Science Standards

  • Standard 6: Understands the relationships among organisms and their physical environments
  • Standard 9: Understands the sources and properties of energy
  • Standard 14: Understands how human actions modify the physical environment
  • Standard 16: Understand the changes that occur in the meaning, use, distribution, and importance of resources

National Geography Standards

  • Standard 8: Understands the characteristics of ecosystems on Earth's surface
  • Standard 14: Knows the ways in which the physical environment is stressed by human activities
  • Standard 15: Understands how physical systems affect human systems

National Economics Standards

  • Standard 1: Understands that scarcity of productive resources requires the choices that generate opportunity costs

FRIENDLY REMINDERS:

* An adult chaperone must stay on-site for all PA Virtual events.

* Shoes must be worn at all times.

* All PA Virtual events are smoke-free.

* Pets should never be brought to PA Virtual events.

* To limit the spread of possible flu, please do not attend a PA Virtual event if you have had a fever within 24 hours of the event.

* In consideration of our students with allergies, please refrain from bringing balloons or food containing nut products.