Come Learn and Explore!
$5.00 for participating students (5 yrs. +)
$12.00 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, however the students are still charged $5.00 for the special program.
9:45 - 10:00 Arrive at the Group Meeting Area
- sign in & pay
10:30 Free time in Longwood Gardens
11:30 Lunch at the tent
12:00 Programs begin promptly
- students go with instructors & PA Virtual teachers in grade-appropriate groups
- parents/adults enjoy Longwood
1:30 Programs end - students back with parents
1:45 Farewells - families may stay at Longwood for as long as you'd like after the outing.
~ 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 tent.
~ There are 30 minutes alloted for lunch, so please plan accordingly.
*In consideration of those with severe allergies, please refrain from bringing nuts or nut products.
RSVP Information due by Monday, May 5th
Please email FSC Kathie Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
~ Student name, grade, teacher/homeroom teacher
~ Names & grade of non-PA Virtual students participating
~ Name of responsible parent/adult accompanying student
~ Number and ages of additional children attending (including infants/toddlers/pre- schoolers)
~ Number of additional adults attending
~ Total number in group
PURPOSE OF OUTING: Educational and Social
Students may record the following academic time on the OLS:
Science - 180 minutes
Language Arts - 30 minutes
LEARNING OBJECTIVES (K-8th):
K-2: Students learn that water is essential to all life and is a valuable and limited resource. They explore different ways that plants collect and use water.
3-5: Students explore the water cycle and learn about water conservation and water pollution. They conduct a water experiment to find out if plants and soil can filter out water pollutants and create a pamphlet showing what they learned.
6-8: Students investigate watersheds and how to protect them through several water experiments. They create a brochure that can be used to teach others how to protect water.
NATIONAL SCIENCE STANDARDS
Standard 1: Understands atmospheric processes and the water cycle
Standard 2: Understands Earth’s composition and structure
Standard 6: Understands relationships among organisms and their physical environment
Standard 8: Understands that the physical properties of things can change
Standard 11: Understands the nature of scientific knowledge
Standard 12: Understands the nature of scientific inquiry
Standard 13: Understands scientific enterprise
* 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.