ARBORETUM FIELD TRIPS FOR 1st GRADERS

Reservations are open for 2015-2016!
Call: 612-301-1210
$5.50 per student

Scholarship Information


Apple Harvest

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$5.50 per student 

Apple Harvest
September 11 - October 14 (Limit 3 classes per time slot)
9:30 - 10:45
11:15 - 12:30
1:15 - 2:30

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 blossom pollination, and taste fresh cider. TAKE HOME APPLES!

Reflect Grade 1: We Went to the Orchard
Science Standards (1,3).1.3.2.1 Engineering Design
2.2.1.1.1 Physical Properties
(1,2,3).4.1.1.1 Diversity

 Fall in the Forest

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$5.50 per student 

Fall in the Forest
September 23 - October 28 
Limit 3 classes per time slot
9:30 - 10:45
11:15 - 12:30
1:15 - 2:30

Meet the "Talking Tree" and learn who lives in each forest layer. See how sowbugs and mushrooms turn leaves and dead trees into soil. Search for signs of forest plants and animals on a forest hike.

Science Standards 0.2.1.1.1 Physical Properties
0.4.2.1.1 Natural Systems


 Pumpkin

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$5.50 per student 

It's a Pumpkin's Life
September 22 - October 30 
Limit 3 classes per time slot
9:30 - 11:30
12:30 - 2:30

Hey, isn't 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 pumpkin's weight. TAKE HOME INVESTIGATION!

Science Standards (1,2).4.3.1.1 Life Cycles
2.2.1.1.1 Physical Properties



 Plant Take a Part

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Plant Take-A-Part
January 27 - April 17
Limit 3 classes per time slot, 4 classes for extended day
9:30-11:00
12:30-2:00

Who depends on plants? That's 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 (1,2).4.2.1.1 Interdependence in Natural Systems
1.1.3.1.1 Natural Systems



 Green Grocery

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$5.50 per student 

Green Grocery: "Did you eat a plant today?"
January 5 - April 15 
Limit 3 classes per time slot; 5 classes for extended day
9:30-11:30
12:30-2:30

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!

Reflect Grade 1: From Sun to Tummy Food Chain Stories
Science Standards (1,2).4.2.1.1 Interdependence in Natural Systems
1.1.3.1.1 Natural Systems



 Maple Syrup

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$5.50 per student 

Maple Syrup Time
March 9 - April 1 
Limit 3 classes per time slot, no extended day option
9:30-10:45
11:15-12:30
1:15-2:30

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!

Science Standards 2.1.2.2.2 Engineering Design Process
4.2.1.1.1 Measurable Properties
(also Minnesota History, Cultural Studies)




 Ready Set Grow

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$5.50 per student 

Ready, Set, Grow!
April 21 - June 3 
Limit 3 classes per time slot
9:30-10:45
11:15-12:30
1:15-2:30

People, plants, insects, birds-everything 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 Center's 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 0.4.2.1.1 Natural System Interactions
0.4.1.1.2 Diversity of Life
1.4.3.1.1 Life Cycles


 Japanese Garden

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Japanese Garden
May 4 - May 27 
Limit 2 classes per time slot
9:30-10:45
11:15-12:30
1:15-2:30

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, forming the waterfall, the symbolic carp and tortoise. Create individual take-home gardens.

Reflect Grade 1: In a Japanese Garden
Science Standards CONCEPTS
• Cultural Studies
• Geography of Japan
• Seasonal Change

 Spring to Life

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$5.50 per student 

Spring to Life!
April 26 - May 27 
Limit 3 classes per time slot
9:30-10:45
11:15-12:30
1:15-2:30

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 tree's first flower. Search for these ‘one-summer' and ‘many-summer' plants in different stages of their lives. TAKE HOME PLANTS!

Science Standards (1,2).4.3.1.1 Life Cycles
2.4.2.1.1 Natural System Interactions



SUMMER Field Trips!
Programs below are Available June 9 - August 13, 2015

Monarch Butterfly on Orange flower 

Explore Interdependence (suggested for Grades 1-6)
Available times:
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Tuesdays and Wednesdays)
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays)
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays)

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! Learning Center

$5.50 per student member/$5.50 per student non-member,includes Arboretum admission and all supplies. Limit 12-50 youth

Call (612) 301-1210 to register your group

 

 


 Sunflower Seeds Away (Suggested for Grades PreK - 1)
Available times:
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Tuesdays)
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Tuesdays and Thursdays)

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! Learning Center

$5.50 per student member/$5.50 per student non-memberincludes Arboretum admission and all supplies. Limit 12-50 youth

Call (612) 301-1210 to register your group

 

 


 Girl with baking supplies Amazing Bees! (Suggested for Grades 1-6)
Available times:
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Tuesdays and Wednesdays)
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays)
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays)

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 and look for bees at work in the garden. TAKE HOME A BEE FRIENDLY FLOWER! Learning Center

$5.50 per student member/$5.50 per student non-memberincludes Arboretum admission and all supplies. Limit 12-50 youth

 

Call (612) 301-1210 to register your group 

 

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