A very special experience awaits children visiting the Earth-Kind WaterWise Demonstration Garden on a field trip. Children can pet friendly chickens, peek under leaves in the vegetable garden for growing produce, watch for hummingbirds and butterflies in the wildlife habitat, and learn how compost enriches our soil.
Teachers and parents are as enthusiastic about the field trip as their young friends: “The children absolutely loved the event…the volunteers were so excited about what they were sharing…and the excitement was contagious.”
The Demonstration Garden gives teachers multiple opportunities to enrich their science curriculum. The field trips are taught by Master Gardeners, gardening experts trained by the Dallas County AgriLife Extension Service.
Is your class studying plant identification or wildlife? Would you be interested in having your students write poetry in the garden setting? Or draw flowers and leaves to examine their structure? Perhaps figure out the area of a vegetable garden and determine the number of plants to include? We can tailor classes to fit your units of study, with a little notice. Literature, math, science, and the arts can be enhanced in a garden setting.
The field trips generally last about two hours. Children rotate around stations in small groups with lots of individual attention. Restrooms, free parking, and picnic tables are available on site.
And the field trips are offered at little or no cost depending on the materials needed for your class.