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$275 for ½ day and $550 for a full day (plus GST). Take home, hands-on activity included in each session. Programs listed can be delivered to any grade level but have strong connections to the following grades:
Kindergarten - Grade 1
5 senses: Using our five sense, live plants are touched, smelled, tasted, seen and listened to. Students will interact with over a dozen plants and use their five senses to guess the plants which are hidden under brown paper bags before learning more about their needs and uses. A perfect fit for the Grade 1 science curriculum.
Plants Pollinators Love: What do Bee Balm, Echinacea and Rudbekia have in common? They are all loved by pollinators! Learn about the top ten plants which attract pollinators and interact with plants that bees and butterflies adore. Students will dissect flowers and plant seeds for a hands-on activity.
Season: Spring/Fall/ (Winter but has a different hands-on activity)
Plant Anatomy: With the help of live plant ambassadors, explore differences and similarities between roots, leaves, stems, flowers and seeds/fruits on many plants from around the world. Students will touch, smell, taste plant parts and make a plant part salad together to enjoy (winter activity) or sow seeds to grow a plant of your own. A perfect complement to the Grade 3 science curriculum.
Made in Manitoba: Learn about the plants from the most endangered ecosystem on the planet and how they contribute to their habitat by building soil, providing food and shelter for other tall-grass prairie creatures. Wild flowers, grasses and shrubs will be introduced during a game and students will interact directly with live plants. A hands-on root division activity will be provided.
3 Sisters: Learn more about the three plants which make up this traditional Aboriginal garden and about other companion planting pairings. Students will conduct fruit dissections and play companion pairing games.
Diversity Gardens: Plants from around the world can be grown in Manitoba. Learn about the countries of origin of some international plants which can be grown outside in our gardens (Asiatic greens, chickpeas, molokhia, etc…) and those which can flourish inside (cinnamon, allspice, lemongrass, etc..) Taste, smell, touch and see edible and useful plants from places outside of Canada. Students will each go home with a seeded container for them to grow and enjoy. A perfect program for diverse schools.