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    arboretumFIELD TRIP GUIDE 2014-2015

  • EDUCATION MISSION

    To create active ways for people to explore the vital links between themselves, plants and the earth

    This publication is available in alternative formats; disability accommodations will be provided upon request. Please call 612-301-1210.

    The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

    Major Support for the Arboretums Youth Education Programs generously provided by:

    The Marion Andrus Learning Center - featuring the Sally Pegues Oswald A Growing Place for Kids - is a bustling hub for year-round family programs and adult classes, as well as children's garden and summer camp programs. More than 50,000 children each year participate in the Arboretum's nationally recognized hands-on, science-based learning programs.

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    Catherine AndrusJulie D. AndrusLibby Andrus & Roby ThompsonJohn E. Andrus IIIBaker FoundationCargill, Inc.Carolyn FoundationCarver County Horticultural SocietyChorzempa Family FoundationDonaldson FoundationJudith A. ChristensenJulie & Brad CloseJohn & Joanne DeanWendy & John DePaolisKatherine D. Doerr

    Henry Doerr Memorial Fund of The Minneapolis FoundationMairi C. DoerrHugh & Joyce Edmondson, Jr.Alan & Lollie EidsnessGeneral Mills FoundationH.B. Fuller Company FoundationAnne & Ron HowardJ.P. MorganGail M. JonesKohlsKopp Family FoundationEileen LackmannLebovitz FundMartin & Brown FoundationJohn & Betsy Massie

    The Mauriel Family FoundationSusan Mitchell Frank Fund for Needy ChildrenFrank & Juliana MolekGail & William MunsellLynn & Ron OlsonRoger Peters & Lorna ReichlPhyllis S. Poehler & Walter E. Stremel Charitable TrustBonnie & Kendall RonningBeth Ann SegalKarrie & John ShroyerSundance Family FoundationVan Sloun FoundationNancy Van Sloun & Paul BarnardWells Fargo FoundationWindsong Donor Advised Fund

    2 NEW! REQUEST RESERVATIONS ONLINE AT WWW.ARBORETUM.UMN.EDU/FIELDTRIPS.ASPX

    CALENDAR AT A GLANCE 4

    SCHOLARSHIPS 5

    PLANTMOBILE 6-7

    FALL F IELD TRIPS 8-9

    WINTER FIELD TRIPS 10-11

    SPRING FIELD TRIPS 12-13

    SUMMER FIELD TRIPS 14

    HOME SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS 15

    SELF GUIDED TOURS 15

  • CHECKLIST FOR GREAT LEARNING

    1. CHOOSE A PROGRAM TO FIT YOUR NEEDS.

    Need to meet a standard? Want to extend your trip with lunch? Prefer we come to your school? Call 612-301-1210 to discuss program options.

    2. MAKE A RESERVATION REQUEST AT 612-301-1210. Have program, date and time in mind?

    Request reservations online at www.arboretum.umn.edu/FieldTrips.aspx

    3. RECEIVE YOUR CONFIRMATION PACKET.

    Check date, time, # students. Make copies of Chaperone Guide. Give Arboretum map to your bus driver.

    4. GET READY FOR YOUR TRIP. Please wear nametags. Dress for outdoors, rain or shine. Winter

    programs are indoors. If weather makes travel unsafe, we will reschedule your visit.

    Chaperones are free up to 1 adult:5 students; our minimum requirement is 1 adult:10 students. Adults beyond 1:5 pay $12 admission.

    Lunch: outdoor picnic areas are open May October; first-come, first-served. Reserve an indoor lunch space November April; fee $10/class.

    5. PLANS CHANGE? Call us ASAP 612-301-1210. No refunds if you cancel less than 30 days

    in advance.

    PROGRAM FEES

    FIELD TRIPS$5.50 per student

    PLANTMOBILE PROGRAMS$5.50 per student + $50 transportation fee to school

    PLAN FOR A GREAT TRIP

    FREE PASS ADMITS ONE TEACHER AND A GUESTThis form must be completed fully and presented at the gatehouse entrance for discount.* *Expiration date: August 15, 2014

    3675 Arboretum Drive Chaska, MN 55318 (952) 443-1400 www.arboretum.umn.edu

    Teachers Name

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    State ZIP

    Guests Name

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    CONSIDER BECOMING AN ARBORETUM MEMBER! CALL 952-443-1440 TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SPECIAL PRICING FOR TEACHERS.$24

    VALUE

    NEW THIS YEARSign up for the Arboretum Teacher Resources Email List to receive a free teacher pass by email for you and a guest! Register your email at www.arboretum.umn.edu/FieldTrips.aspxEmails are sent quarterly, you can unsubscribe at any time.

    SCHOLARSHIPS

    2014-15 SCHOOL YEAR SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS AVAILABLE BEGINNING AUGUST 19.

    Call 612-301-1210First come - first served. See page 5 for details.

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    For Every Grade and Season ON-SITE FIELD TRIPSPLANTMOBILE

    CALENDAR AT A GLANCE

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    APPLE HARVEST

    MINNESOTA HARVEST

    BUZZ ABOUT APPLES

    BULBS AND BLOSSOMS

    FALLS ABLAZE

    PLANT-WORKS, WATER-WORKS!

    SPROUT

    PLANT TAKE-A-PART

    GREEN GROCERY

    PLANTS AND THEIR HABITATS

    ZOOM IN ON PLANTS

    EXPLORING THE DESERT

    MINNESOTA TOUGH

    READY, SET, GROW

    SPRING TO LIFE

    JAPANESE GARDEN

    DISCOVER SPRING PEEPER MEADOW

    WOODS IN BLOOM

    SUNFLOWER SUPREME

    WANTED: WETLANDS

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    FIELD TRIP SCHOLARSHIPS:Student fees will be reduced by 50 percent for all school groups whose school free and reduced lunch eligibility is greater than 30 percent. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis while funds last.

    BUS SCHOLARSHIPS:Student fees will be waived, and field trip bus costs will be reimbursed for school groups whose school free and reduced lunch eligibility is greater than 50 percent. Bus scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis while funds last. Limit one Bus Scholarship per school, per year.

    The Arboretum is committed to making its educational opportunities accessible for all school audiences. With the generous support of the foundations and donors listed on page 2, we are pleased to offer a menu of scholarship opportunities for schools.

    PLANTMOBILE SCHOLARSHIPS:Student fees and transportation fee are waived for schools with 30 percent or greater free and reduced lunch eligibility. Plantmobile scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit one day per school per year while funds last. Scholarships available for fall and winter programs only.

    SCHOLARSHIPS FUNDS AVAILABLE BEGINNING

    AUGUST 19

    FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.

    CALL 612-301-1210THE MINNESOTA HARVEST BUS SCHOLARSHIP:Celebrate the Minnesota Harvest at the Arboretum this November. Plan for a taste of plant science, Minnesota culture, nutrition, geography, and history all rolled into a two hour, hands-on tasting tour of Minnesota grown-foods. Student fees will be waived and bus costs reimbursed for school groups with greater than 30 percent free and reduced lunch. Bus scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis while funds last. See full Minnesota Harvest description on page 9.

    SCHOLARSHIPS

    Our building has a high poverty rate. We would not have been able to have this experience without the scholarship. Thanks for this opportunity from the bottom of our hearts! Teacher comments about the Plantmobile Scholarship

    We are very grateful for the bus scholarship. It is such a wonderful experience for urban children to be able to walk in a forest, look for bugs and listen to the forest sounds! 1st Grade teacher comments about Fall in the Forest Field Trip attended on Bus Scholarship

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    AVAILABLE BEGINNING AUGUST 19

  • Follow the life of an apple from flower to fruit! Stop along the way to discover pollination and why bees are the most important workers in the orchard. Learn how Arboretum scientists create new kinds of apples. TASTE TEST HONEY AND APPLES!

    SCIENCE STANDARDS

    0.4.1.1.2 Identify Plant and Animal Parts 1.4.2.1.1,2 Interdependence Among Living Systems 1.1.1.1.2 Compare Observations 2.4.1.1.1 Diversity of Life 2.4.3.1.1 Life Cycles 3.4.3.2.1 Inheritance of Traits

    BULBS & BLOSSOMS GRADES K2Bright tulips and daffodils are favorite signs of spring but FALL is actually the season to plant them! Learn why some plants form bulbs, practice observation skills and even dissect a bulb. Follow a bulbs lifecycle throughout a year. Enjoy an in-class bulb planting that will grow and bloom within a month plus an experiment that will grow and bloom in your room in January. Includes a student journal. Build a foundation of basic science skills and PLANT BULBS!

    SCIENCE STANDARDS(0,2).4.1.1.(1,2) Diversity of Life 1.1.1.1.2 Compare Observations 2.1.1.2.1 Scientific Inquiry 2.4.2.1.1 Interdependence Among Living Systems 2.4.3.1.1 Life Cycles

    FALLS ABLAZE GRADES 36Why do leaves change color? Revisit the concept of photosynthesis but delve deeper to understand the pigments at work creating summers green palette and autumns reds and oranges. Separate pigments out of leaves by using chromatography in a small group lab experience. Combine science and art exploration with a TAKE HOME PIGMENT PROJECT.

    SCIENCE STANDARDS3.1.1.1.1 Practice of Science 3.4.1.1.(1,2) Diversity of Life

    BUZZ ABOUT APPLESGRADES K2

    BRING THE ARBORETUM TO YOU

    The Plantmobile brings the hands-on science, real plants, microscopes, lively take-home investigationsits a discovery-filled field trip right in your classroom! All programs last one hour. Minimum is 12 students/session, 2 sessions/day. Maximum is 32 students/session, 4 sessions/day. Minimum time between sessions is 15 minutes. Maximum time between morning and afternoon sessions is 11/2 hours.

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    Early FallSEPTEMBER 11 OCTOBER 27

    Late FallOCTOBER 29 DECEMBER 8

    PLANTMOBILE

    $5.50 / STUDENT + $50 TRANSPORTATION FEETO RESERVE: 612-301-1210

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  • WANTED: WETLANDSGRADES 36

    Wanted: An environment that protects other areas from flooding, filters pol lut ants, and provides rich habitat for wildlife. Explore different wetland com mu ni ties. Use microscopes to discover plant adaptations for wet living. PLANT WETLAND PLANTS!

    SCIENCE STANDARDS

    (3,5).4.1.1.(1,2) Diversity of Life 5.4.2.1.1 Natural Systems

    EXPLORING THE DESERTGRADES K2

    Investigate the desert environment and discover the adaptations that allow desert plants to survive in such an extreme habitat. Learn to safely touch desert plants and practice sorting by their characteristics.PLANT DESERT PLANTS!

    SCIENCE STANDARDS

    (0,2).4.1.1.(1,2) Diversity of Life 2.4.2.1.1 Interdependence Among Living Systems

    MINNESOTA TOUGH GRADES 36Imagine standing outside straight through our bone-chilling winters and sweltering summers. Icebox to sauna, our native trees and shrubs survive all of Minnesotas extremes. Compare adaptations of twig buds using microscopes, and learn how to use an ID key to determine tree type based on twig characteristics. Try to trick dormant branches into early spring growth with a TWIG EXPERIMENT.

    SCIENCE STANDARDS

    (3,5).4.1.1.(1,2) Diversity of Life

    SUNFLOWER SUPREMEGRADES K2

    Celebrate spring with hands-on plant science! Use sunflowers to explore plant parts and functions, pollination, life-cycles, and the incredible diversity that is possible in nature. Touch a wide variety of dried sunflower heads and practice describing observations. Plant a dwarf sunflower variety in class and bring home seeds for a giant variety too. Discover how everyones favorite flower is part of a garden ecosystem ripe for summer-long learning. TAKE HOME SUNFLOWERS!

    SCIENCE STANDARDS

    (0,2).4.1.1.(1,2) Diversity of Life 1.1.1.1.2 Compare Observations 2.1.1.2.1 Scientific Inquiry 2.4.2.1.1 Interdependence Among Living Systems 2.4.3.1.1 Life Cycles

    I cant believe how much my students learned! They loved it and were able to understand content that without the experience they would not be able to understand. Teacher comment about Exploring the Desert Plantmobile

    SCIENCE STANDARDS

    1.1.3.2.1 Use Scientific Tools to Gather Information

    2.4.1.1.1 Diversity of Life

    2.4.2.1.1 Interdependence Among Living Systems

    2.4.3.1.1 Life Cycles (grow bean plants)

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    What makes a plant a plant? What plant part is like a sponge? Whats the hairiest plant part? Learn the answer to these questions and more. Microscopes ignite students curiosity as they look up-close and hands-on at plant parts and functions. PLANT TROPISM EXPERIMENTS!

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    January 5 February 16

    Students ZOOM IN on leaves

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    February 18 March 30

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    February 18 March 30

    WinterJANUARY 5 MARCH 30

    SpringAPRIL 1 MAY 29

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  • APPLE HARVESTGRADES 16 (Limit 3 classes per time slot)

    Tour the orchard to see apple trees loaded with ripening fruit. Help make apple cider in an old-time cider press. Try an apple taste test, learn about apple blos som

    pol li na tion, and taste fresh cider. TAKE HOME APPLES!

    Use the Reflect & Write options, aligned with Minnesota Language Arts standards in writing to review and recall

    the learning from your trip.

    Grade 1: We Went to the OrchardGrade 3: Orchard Help Wanted: Hire Me!

    SCIENCE STANDARDS DATES

    FALL IN THE FORESTGRADES K1 (Limit 3 classes per time slot)

    There is a lot happening in the Minnesota forests as summer turns to winter. Meet the Talking Tree and learn who lives in each forest layer. Get up close and personal with the Decomposers the forest recycling crew that turns piles of leaves and tree stumps into nutrient rich Humus soil. In the decomposer lab and on a forest hike, search for sowbugs and centipedes, mushrooms and millipedes busy at work turning hard wood into spongy, crumbly soil.

    SCIENCE STANDARDS DATES

    0.2.1.1.1 Physical Properties0.4.2.1.1 Natural Systems

    September 25 October 249:30 10:4511:15 12:30 1:15 2:30

    (1,3).1.3.2.1 Engineering Design2.2.1.1.1 Physical Properties(1,2,3).4.1.1.1 Diversity

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    Students were thoroughly engaged the entire time. It was hands-on, fun, engagingPERFECT field trip!!! Teacher comment about Apple Harvest Field trip

    Thank you apple orchard. You are smart, you know a lot about apples. By the way, I liked the apple cider and the traps were cool and kind of scary. It was a fun trip. Student letter after Apple Harvest Field Trip

    FALL$5.50 / STUDENT TO RESERVE: 612-301-1210

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    FIELD TRIPS

    What a great day! This was my first visit with my class to the Arboretum. I cant wait to come back. Teacher comment after first field trip to Arboretum

  • ITS A PUMPKINS LIFEGRADES 12 (Limit 3 classes per time slot)

    Hey, isnt that a life cycle ripening in the garden? Play Life Cycle Bingo and search for plants in all stages of their lives. Start a pumpkin seed investigation. Compare the insides of pumpkins and their relatives. Estimate a giant pumpkins weight. TAKE HOME INVESTIGATIONS!

    SCIENCE STANDARDS DATES

    (1,2).4.3.1.1 Life Cycles2.2.1.1.1 Physical Properties

    September 24 October 309:30 11:30 12:15 2:15

    MINNESOTA HARVEST: HEALTHY EATING FROM AND FOR THE EARTHGRADES 36 (Limit 3 classes per time slot)

    Celebrate Thanksgiving! Enjoy a feast of hands-on interdisciplinary learning about local foods; the plants they come from; and the history, science, and culture that has led them to be grown in Minnesota. Students begin their journey by reading grocery labels and maps to find out how far each food has traveled. From there, the focus is on a tour of Minnesota-grown foods. Make and taste applesauce from Arboretum apples, and find out how scientists have made growing apples in Minnesota possible. Next, make and taste popcorn and find out how the three sisters crops (beans, corn, and squash) have been a staple of Minnesota Native gardens and diets for thousands of years. Finally, dig sweet potatoes from the childrens garden and make and taste sweet potato pie. Along the way, find out about the nutritional benefits of each food. TASTE MINNESOTA HARVEST FOODS!

    SCIENCE STANDARDS DATES

    5.1.3.4.2 Maps and Mathematics Help Scientists (4,5).3.4.1.3 Humans Interact with Earth Systems

    November 6 219:30 11:3012:30 2:30

    It was so hands-on! The students were able to actively participate in all stations! The whole group lesson was also very well organized and scaffolded so students knew exactly what to do. Teacher comment about MN Harvest field trip

    E X T E N D Y O U R F A L L F I E L D T R I P

    Add a picnic and a self-guided tour to your field trip for no additional cost. Self-Guided tour materials are available to help you and your students experience the Arboretum on your own. Visit www.arboretum.umn.edu/selfguidedforkids.aspx to see all the options available to you. Outdoor picnic shelters and grassy areas are available for eating lunch on a first-come, first-served basis May through October.

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  • PLANTS & THEIR HABITATSGRADES 36 (Limit 3 classes per time slot, 5 classes for extended day)

    Imagine stepping into the shoes of scientists to inventory the plants of earths rainforests, deserts, and wetlands. Compare these environments and the adaptations that allow plants to survive under extreme conditions. Use microscopes in the lab and hands-on observations in the Greenhouse. Unique adaptations of insectivorous plants included. TAKE HOME TERRARIUMS!

    Reflect & Write options, aligned with Minnesota Language Arts standards.Grade 3: Plant Habitat Riddles Grade 4: Explorers Report

    SCIENCE STANDARDS DATES

    (3,5).4.1.1.1 Diversity of Life 3.4.3.2.1 Evolution in Living Systems

    January 8 April 179:30 11:3012:15 2:15

    PLANT TAKE-A-PARTGRADES 12 (Limit 3 classes per time slot; 4 classes for extended day)

    Who depends on plants? Thats the Mystery in Room 103. Solve it with the help of the Talking Tree. Go on Plant Part Patrol in the greenhouse to explore diversity in the plant world. Trace familiar foods from plant to package, then use different plant parts to create a tasty treat. Plant seeds to observe and measure as plants grow from top to bottom. TAKE HOME INVESTIGATIONS!

    SCIENCE STANDARDS DATES

    (1,2).4.2.1.1 Interdependence in Natural Systems 1.1.3.1.1 Natural Systems

    January 15 April 179:45 11:1512:30 2:00

    (1,2).4.2.1.1 Interdependence in Natural Systems 1.1.3.1.1 Natural Systems

    January 6 April 179:30 11:3012:15 2:15

    GREEN GROCERY: DID YOU EAT A PLANT TODAY?GRADES 1 2 (Limit 3 classes per time slot; 5 classes for extended day)

    Students are immediately engaged by pondering this question at the beginning of their trip. As we unveil the breakfast basket, students discover everything we eat depends on plants ability to turn sunlight energy into food. Later, students experience the greenest grocery shopping trip ever as they search for 22 living grocery plants in the Please Touch Greenhouse. From oranges and chocolate to rice and chili peppers, they are sure to discover some of their favorite plant parts that people eat. In the Harvest Kitchen, Green Garlic Toast is the simple, scrumptious snack of the day to make and taste. After the Toast to Garlic Toast, students plant garlic so they can make their own Green Garlic Toast at home. And no Green Grocery field trip is complete without a visit inside the giant leaf to see photosynthesis in action. FOOD CHAINS and PHOTOSYNTHESIS are the key concepts of this one of a kind plant experience. TAKE HOME EDIBLE PLANTS!

    Use the Reflect & Write options, aligned with Minnesota Language Arts standards in writing to review and recall the learning from your trip.

    Grade 1: From Sun to Tummy Food Chain StoriesGrade 2: Plants in the Lunch Room?!

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    WINTER$5.50 / STUDENT TO RESERVE: 612-301-1210

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    SPROUT!GRADE K (Limit 3 classes per time slot)

    Meet the Talking Tree during a puppet show about the parts of a plant and what plants need. Visit the greenhouse for a please touch experience with plants. Use your senses to search for plants of all shapes, sizes, and colors. Plant seeds for follow-up studies. TAKE HOME PLANTINGS!

    SCIENCE STANDARDS DATES

    2.1.2.2.2 Engineering Design Process4.2.1.1.1 Measurable Properties(also Minnesota History, Cultural Studies)

    March 9 March 27 9:30 10:4511:15 12:30 1:15 2:30

    0.1.1.2.1 Scientific Inquiry 0.4.1.1.2 Diversity of Life

    February 5 April 179:45 11, 12:30 1:45(flexible)

    MAPLE SYRUP TIMEGRADES 16 (Limit 3 classes per time slot, option to extend the day with an additional winter trip)

    Hike into the woods to tap a maple tree and taste its sap. Visit the sugarhouse where sap is cooked to syrup. Learn about maple sugaring traditions of Native People. Greet spring and sample the sweet flavor of photosynthesis!

    Use the Reflect & Write options, aligned with Minnesota Language Arts standards in writing to review and recall the learning from your trip. Grade 2: Get Ready for Maple Syrup TimeGrade 4: A Sweet Good-bye to Winter

    SCIENCE STANDARDS DATES

    PLANT-WORKS, WATER-WORKSGRADES 2 3 (Limit 3 classes per time slot, 4 classes for extended day)

    Step into the shoes of plant propagators and trace waters flow into root hairs, up through a plants plumbing system, to its escape as a gas from invisible holes on leaves. Use microscopes to go inside plant parts and see it up-close. Roam the Greenhouse to compare how plants from wet and dry places use and store water. Set up a challenge for plants to grow new roots at two humidity levels and measure what happens. TAKE HOME INVESTIGATION!

    SCIENCE STANDARDS DATES

    2.4.1.1.1 Structure and Function in Living Systems

    2.4.2.1.1 Interdependence among Living Systems

    3.1.1.2.(1-4) Scientific Inquiry

    December 4 April 179:30-11:3012:30-2:30

    Plant-works Water-works was a great way to kick off our Plant Unit. I appreciated the focus on vocabulary words. It was so hands-on. Students got to experience things we could not provide in the classroom. It was informative, interactive, and fun. We will be back! Teacher comments about the Arboretums new Winter Field Trip Plant-works Water-works

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    WINTER EXTENDED DAY OPTION

    FOR GROUPS OF 3-5 CLASSES

    Extended Day Field Trips will have a lunch period built into the regular field trip schedule. A customized schedule will be created and emailed to the scheduling teacher.

    Cost is an additional $10/per class. Extended day programs are 1/2 hour longer than regular programs.

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  • JAPANESE GARDENGRADES 1 6 (Limit 2 classes per time slot)

    A Japanese garden reflects Japanese culture and values. Discover the traditions and visit Seisui-Tei, the Garden of Pure Water. Rocks are the backbone of the garden, form ing the waterfall, the symbolic carp and tortoise. Create individual take-home gardens. TAKE HOME JAPANESE GARDENS!

    Use the Reflect & Write options, aligned with Minnesota Language Arts standards in writing to review and recall the learning from your trip.

    Grade 1: In a Japanese Garden Grade 4: Haiku

    CON CEPTS DATES

    Cultural Studies May 5 May 29 Geography of Japan 9:30 10:45, 11:15 12:30 Seasonal Change 1:15 2:30

    READY, SET, GROW!GRADES K1 (Limit 3 classes per time slot)

    People, plants, insects, birdseverything alive has a habitat. With the help of the talking tree, discover how we can plant habitats for birds, butterflies, and other wildlife. Take the silent bird hike to look for habitat clues in the Learning Centers backyard. See aphids up close, and release ladybugs in the greenhouse to eat the aphids. Start plants to feed black swallowtail caterpillars, and nectar-filled flowers for butterflies. TAKE HOME PLANTS!!

    SCIENCE STANDARDS DATES

    0.4.2.1.1 Natural System Interactions0.4.1.1.2 Diversity of Life1.4.3.1.1 Life Cycles

    April 23 May 299:30 10:45, 11:15 12:301:15 2:30

    The experience was so engaging! My students enjoyed every minute of the program and are still talking about it! Teacher comment about Ready Set Grow field trip

    Didnt know what to expect; great variety of activities which kept the students engaged. The kids loved being able to create their own gardens to bring home. Huge hit! - Teacher evaluation Japanese Garden

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  • DISCOVER SPRING PEEPER MEADOWGRADES 26 (Limit 3 classes per time slot)

    Follow the Boardwalk from dry to squishy conditions, to underwater habitats in this restored sedge meadow wetland. Use dipnets and binoculars to see what plants and animals live here now. Help monitor Arboretum scientists work to bring nature back in a former cornfield.

    SCIENCE STANDARDS DATES

    (3,5).4.1.1.1 Diversity of Life May 7 May 294.3.2.3.1 Water Cycle 9:30 11:30, 12:30 2:30

    (1,2).4.3.1.1 Life Cycles2.4.2.1.1 Natural System Interactions

    April 28 May 299:30 10:45, 11:15 12:301:15 2:30

    WOODS IN BLOOMGRADES 3 6 (Limit 2 classes per time slot)

    Dissect fresh flowers to learn their parts. Discover how pollinators are enticed to visit, thus helping seeds ripen. Enjoy drifts of wildflowers in bloom in the Dayton Wildflower Garden. Search for pollinators in action. Help gather data for a long-range study to monitor wildflower bloom-time, and learn what this information reveals about climate change.

    SCIENCE STANDARDS DATES

    5.4.1.1.1 Diversity of Life May 1 May 295.1.1.1.1 Scientific Evidence 9:30 10:45, 11:15 12:30 1:15 2:30

    SPRING TO LIFE!GRADES 12 (Limit 3 classes per time slot)

    Spring plant life cycles 'come to life' as buds leaf out, seeds sprout and flowers open! Annual plants live a fast life, from seed to seed in a summer; ten years may pass before a trees first flower. Search for these one-summer and many-summer plants in different stages of their lives. Plant examples to take home. TAKE HOME PLANTS!

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    The students were engaged the entire time. Verna Equinox was a riot! We enjoyed her and being able to plant seeds and then hike on the paths to see a real Kentucky coffee tree. Teacher evaluation Spring to Life

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  • SUMMER PICNIC FACILITIES

    Stay for lunch. Outdoor picnic shelters are free and open for school group use May-October. Use is on a first-come first- served basis. Groups are responsible for making sure all trash and leftover lunch is put in its place. Indoor lunchroom reservations are not available for summer field trips.

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    SUMMER$5.50 / STUDENT TO RESERVE: 612-301-1210

    FIELD TRIPS

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    EXPLORE INTERDEPENDENCE GRADES 16 (Limit 3 classes per time slot)

    We are living in a world of interconnected systems. From homes, food, and shelter, to pollination and seed dispersal, plants and animals rely on each other for survival. Explore plant animal interactions up close in the garden. Test the tough-o-meter to find the toughest leaf. TAKE HOME SENSITIVE PLANTS!

    SCIENCE STANDARDS DATES

    AMAZING BEES!GRADES 16 (Limit 3 classes per time slot)

    Did you know that a bee has five eyes? Or that they have a special tongue that is shaped like a straw? Bees are fascinating creatures and we are dependent on them for 30% of the food we eat. Find out about what happens inside a beehive, how bees make honey, and why we need bees in our gardens. You will also get to taste test honey, look for bees at work in the garden. TAKE HOME A BEE FRIENDLY FLOWER.

    SCIENCE STANDARDS DATES(1.4.2.1.2 Interdependence(2,3).1.1.2.1 Scientific Inquiry2.4.2.1.1 Interdependence

    LEARN ABOUT INSECTS

    SEEDS AWAY GRADES PRE K1 (Limit 2 classes per time slot)

    What do seeds need to grow? Find out with the help of some animal friends in a puppet show. Discover how seeds float, fly, and hitchhike to get to just the right spot to take root. Explore in the garden and chart sunflowers at different stages of growth. Create a sunflower snack. TAKE HOME SUNFLOWERS.

    SCIENCE STANDARDS DATES

    0.4.1.1.(1&2) Diversity of Life

    LEARN ABOUT INSECTS

    1.4.2.1.2 Interdependence2.4.3.1.1 Living Systems5.4.4.1.1 Human Interactions with Earth

    FOR ANY GROUP OF 12 OR MORE

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    June 9 August 139:30 10:30, 11:30 12:30, 1:15 2:15

    June 9 August 139:30 10:30, 11:30 12:30, 1:15 2:15

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    GREEN DISCOVERY BACKPACKGRADES PRE K2

    Loaded with hand lenses, stories, puppets, and other teaching aids, the Green Discovery Backpack allows you and your class to explore the Arboretum at your own pace. When you reserve it, you receive a Teachers Guide by mail to plan your visit.

    Then pick up the Backpack when you arrive. One Backpack serves 30 students.

    FEE: $25 PER BACKPACK RENTAL

    Includes Teachers Guide

    YOUR BOG ADVENTUREFollow Green Heron Trail for a unique walk on the water experience on the Bog Boardwalk. Use our NEW self-guide Your Bog Adventure to frame each activity and set the stage for discoveries and curiosity to emerge along the half-mile walk.

    Pick up your copy at the Visitor Center when you arrive.

    SELF GUIDED TOURS

    Extend the learning of an Arboretum field trip and add a self-guide tour. Choose from the three options below or create your own custom tour with the help of the Arboretums visitor guides. Visit www.arboretum.umn.edu/selfguidefamilieskids.aspx. Scout out your self-guided tour in advance with a FREE Teacher Pass. See page 3 of this guide for details.

    Whether you are part of a Home School group looking to enrich your science education through a hands-on field trip or you are an individual home school family with students who are fascinated by the plant world, we have programming options for you.

    HOME SCHOOL GROUPS:12 or more can register for any of the field trip offerings that are available to schools at the regular student rate of $5.50/student. Arboretum admission included for each family.

    HOME SCHOOL DAYS:For individual home school students, the Arboretum hosts Home School Day events. Each event features a different topic and is presented to individual home school students who have registered online. Visit www.arboretum.umn.edu/homeschools.aspx to get all the details about 2014-15 Home School Day offerings.

    HOME SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS

    YOUR GARDEN FUN FINDERSprout some green curiosity as you explore the glorious display gardens near the Oswald Visitor Center. Your Garden Fun Finder offers 8 activities to do with children ages

    5-11. You can print your own copy at home to bring, download it to your mobile device (e.g. iPad, Kindle, phone), or purchase a copy at the Arboretum Gift Store when you arrive. Allow 30-45 minutes.

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    $5.50 / STUDENT TO RESERVE: 612-301-1210

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  • Finding the ArboretumTHE ARBORETUM IS LOCATED WEST OF CHANHASSEN ON STATE HIGHWAY 5, NINE MILES WEST OF 494.

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