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FIELD TRIP GUIDE 2017-2018 FEATURING POLLINATOR FIELD TRIPS AT THE TASHJIAN BEE AND POLLINATOR DISCOVERY CENTER

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FOR 2017 Pollinators, Plants & People: Partnerships for Life (pg. 5)

Pollinator Superheroes (pg. 5)

Picnic with the Pollinators (pg. 5)

Monarchs & Milkweed (pg. 5)


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.

YOUTH E D U C AT I O N MISSION

CONTENTS

Discover. Plant. Grow! Connecting all young people to plants and the Earth through scientific exploration. COVER IMAGES: Vienna Volante Sam Droege, USGS/Flikr John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Brent Hofacker/Shutterstock Jim Hudgins/US Fish and Wildlife Service

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 Arboretum’s Youth Education Programs generously provided by: $25,000 + Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation $10,000 - $24,999 Caroline’s Kids Foundation Kohl’s $5,000 - $9,999 Carolyn J. Sorensen J.A. Wedum Foundation

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$1,000 - $4,999 Karon Armstrong Baker Foundation John & Joanne Dean Kopp Family Foundation Betty A. Lewis University Environmental Charitable Trust Minnesota River Valley Audubon Chapter Sallie Quammen & Charlie Fazio Rethink Recycling Donald Weesner Yellow Bus Fund

CA LE N D A R AT A G LA N CE

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P O LLIN ATO R F IE LD TRIP S

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FA LL F IE LD TRIP S

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WIN TE R F IE LD TRIP S

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S P RIN G F IE LD TRIP S

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PLANTMOBILE

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CA RE E RS F IE LD TRIP S

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HOME SCHOOL & SELF GUIDED TOURS

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S CHO LA RS HIP S

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THE GOLDENBERG ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND Every year 1,000 Minnesota students have an opportunity to experience the Minnesota Harvest: Healthy Eating from and for the Earth field trip thanks to generous Arboretum donors Herbert and Judy Goldenberg. 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. See full Minnesota Harvest Field Trip description on page 7.

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PLAN FOR A GREAT TRIP CHECKLIST FOR GREAT LEARNING

P R O GR AM F E E S

F IE LD TRIP S

1. C H OO SE A PROGRAM TO F IT YOUR N EEDS.

$6 per student

• Need to meet a standard? • Want to extend your trip with lunch? • Prefer we come to your school? • Call 612-301-1210 or visit www.arboretum.umn.edu/FieldTrips.aspx

$6 per student + $50 transportation fee to school* *A processing fee of $7.50 will be applied to each order

2. M AKE A RESERVATION

P LA N TM O B ILE P RO G RA M S

• NEW! Online reservations now available at arboretum.umn.edu/FieldTrips.aspx Or call 612-301-1210 to speak to an Arboretum Field Trip administrator

S C HO L AR S HI PS 2 0 1 7 - 1 8 S CHO O L Y E A R S CHO LA RS HIP F U N D S AVA ILA BL E B E G IN N IN G A U G U S T 2 1 .

3.  R E CE IV E YOUR CONF IRM AT ION EM AIL. • Check date, time, # students. • Make copies of Chaperone Guide.

NEW! Online scholarship reservations now available at arboretum.umn.edu/FieldTrips.aspx OR Call 612-301-1210

First come - first served. See page 15 for details.

4. G E T READY FOR YOUR T RIP.

• Please wear nametags. • Dress for outdoors, rain or shine. 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 $15 admission. • Lunch: BYO bag lunches for a 1-hour “Picnic with the Pollinators” for an extra $3/student January – April. Outdoor picnic areas are open May – October (first come, first served). Reserve an indoor lunch space November – April for $10 per class.

5. P LANS CHANGE? • Call us ASAP 612-301-1210.

FREE PASS Teacher’s Name Address City

ADMITS ONE TEACHER AND A GUEST

SAMPLE Guest’s Name Address City

State

$24 VALUE

Vienna Volante

• No refunds if you cancel less than 30 days in advance. • Final adjustment count for # of students and all field trip fees are due 30 days in advance.

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State

This form must be completed fully and presented at the gatehouse entrance for discount.*

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

ZIP

*Expiration date: August 15, 2014

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ON-SITE FIELD TRIPS

REFLECT AND WRITE ACTIVITY AVAILABLE

PLANTMOBILE

GRADE LEVEL

K 1 2 3 4 5 6 PG. 5

POLLINATOR SUPERHEROES MONARCHS AND MILKWEED

APPLE HARVEST MINNESOTA HARVEST

BULBS AND BLOSSOMS

POLLINATORS, PLANTS, AND PEOPLE: PARTNERSHIPS FOR LIFE PICNIC WITH THE POLLINATORS

PG. 8-9

WINTER

SPROUT PLANT TAKE-A-PART GREEN GROCERY PLANTS AND THEIR HABITATS

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PLANT-WORKS, WATER-WORKS!

MAPLE SYRUP TIME PG. 12-13

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ZOOM IN ON PLANTS EXPLORING THE DESERT

POLLINATORS, PLANTS, AND PEOPLE: PARTNERSHIPS FOR LIFE POLLINATOR SUPERHEROES

PG. 5

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PICNIC WITH THE POLLINATORS READY, SET, GROW SPRING TO LIFE JAPANESE GARDEN DISCOVER SPRING PEEPER MEADOW

PG. 10-11

SPRING

C A L E N D A R

PG. 5

PG. 12-13

BUZZ ABOUT APPLES

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A T - A - G L A N C E

FALL

IT’S A PUMPKIN’S LIFE

PG. 6-7

FALL IN THE FOREST

SUNFLOWER SUPREME

SUMMER

ZOOM IN ON PLANTS

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S U M M E R F I E L D T R I P S A N N O U N C E D J A N U A RY 2 0 1 8 Visit arboretum.umn.edu/fieldtrips.aspx or call 612-301-1210 for available times, dates and registration

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PG. 12-13

WOODS IN BLOOM


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Don Olson

POLLINATOR

FIELD TRIPS

TASHJIAN BEE AND POLLINATOR DISCOVERY CENTER POLLINATORS, PLANTS, AND PEOPLE: PARTNERSHIPS FOR LIFE

September 12 - 22 1.25 hours 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or 1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

G RA D E S 3 – 5

Monarch butterflies make amazing migrations across North America every year, flying thousands of miles north in the spring and south in the fall. Learn how scientists track their travels, and participate in citizen science by tagging a monarch Jim Hudgins/US Fish and Wildlife Service with your class. Zoom in on the monarch’s special relationship with milkweed plants, and the unique structures of milkweed flowers. Find and observe monarchs in action in the pollinator garden!

Zoom in to find out how flowers are designed to fit pollinator bodies and how this unique partnership benefits both plants and pollinators. Explore gifts from the hive and find out how people are harnessing the power of pollinator-plant partnerships. Learn more about the critical relationships pollinators have to Minnesota plants and find out what role people play in making sure these relationships remain productive and healthy. Perform a pollinator census in the pollinator garden and find out how you can participate at your school. Plant a pollinator friendly plant to take home!

February 8 - April 5 1.5 hours; 9:30-11:00 or 1:00-2:30

M N S TAT E S C I E N C E S TA N DA R DS

PO LLINATO R SUP ER H ER OES

3.1.3.4.1 Scientists use tools and mathematics 3.4.1.1.2 Grouping based on characteristics, structures, and behaviors 3.4.3.2.2 Adaptations for survival and reproduction 4.1.2.1.1 Describe impacts of designed world on natural world 5.1.1.2.2 Scientific Inquiry identify and collect relevant evidence 5.1.3.4.1 Gather, analyze, and interpret data 5.4.1.1.1 Describe how plant and animal structure and functions provide advantage for survival

September 26 - October 27, April 16 - May 31 1.5 hours 9:30-11:00 or 1:00-2:30

P I C N I C W I T H T HE P O L L I N AT O R S AD D - O N *

S CI E NCE STANDARDS

(1,2,3,5).4.1.1.1 Diversity of Life (1,5).4.2.1.1 Interdependence in Natural Systems 1.4.3.1.1 Life Cycles

G R AD ES K –2

Find out about the Monarch butterflies’ lifetime journeys, learn about the important work of hundreds of species of native bees, and explore the life of the amazing honeybee who can pollinate thousands of acres of food crops and hundreds of pounds of honey in one summer! Get a taste of the honeybee’s amazing gifts from the hive and a pollinator’s perspective on flowers by zooming in to see the pollen and flower structures that entice pollinator superheroes to visit. M N S TATE SCIENCE STA N D A R D S

0.4.1.1.2 Living things are diverse 1.4.2.1.1 Natural systems have many components that interact (Interdependence) 1.4.2.1.2 Animal habitats 1.4.3.1.1 Animal life cycle stages 2.1.1.2.1 Scientific Inquiry 2.4.1.1.1 Diversity

P O L L I N A T O R

NARCH S & M I L K WEE D NEW! MO G R AD E S 1–5

G RA D E S K– 5

January 9 - April 19 1 hour added on to a Field Trip Limit 3 classes/time slot $3/student (in addition to Field Trip fees) Bring your bag lunches and add this 1-hour extension onto any field trip! Experience an exclusive guided experience that uncovers the vital roles plants and pollinators play in food production. End your picnic by taking part in the sweetest scientific taste test ever: seasonal honey! M N S TAT E S C I E N C E S TA N DA R DS

0.4.2.1.1 Observe a natural system 1.4.2.1.2 Habitat 2.4.3.1.1 Life cycles 3.4.1.1.2 Living things are diverse 5.4.1.1.1 Plant and animal structures and functions *NOTE: Bus transportation to the Bee Center will be needed if this program is added on to a program that takes place in a different Arboretum building.

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FALL APPLE HARV EST

GR AD E S 1–6 (Limit 3 classes per time slot) The apples are rolling in and there are bushels of learning to harvest behind the scenes in an orchard. Learn how orchard managers use their math and science skills each day to bring in their crop. Taste, try on, search, smell, sip and wander your way through a visit packed with hands-on real world discoveries. Use the Reflect & Write options, aligned with Minnesota Language Arts standards in writing to review and recall the learning from your trip.

F A L L

Grade 1: We Went to the Orchard Grade 3: Orchard Help Wanted: Hire Me! SCIENCE STAND A R D S

D ATES

(1,3).1.3.2.1 Engineering Design 2.2.1.1.1 Physical Properties (1,2,3).4.1.1.1 Diversity

September 15 – October 19 9:30 – 10:45 11:15 – 12:30 1:15 – 2:30

FIELD TRIPS

FAL L I N T HE F O R E S T

G RA D E S K– 1 (Limit 3 classes per time slot)

INSECT INVESTIGATIONS

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. S C I E N C E S TA N DA R DS

DAT E S

0.2.1.1.1 Physical Properties 0.4.2.1.1 Natural Systems

September 21 – October 28 9:30 – 10:45 11:15 – 12:30 1:15 – 2:30

“What a great day! This was my first visit with my class to the Arboretum. I can’t wait to come back.” – Teacher comment after first field trip to Arboretum

“Students were thoroughly engaged the entire time. It was hands-on, fun, engaging…PERFECT 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

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IT’S A PUMP K I N’S L I F E

G R AD E S 1–2 (Limit 3 classes per time slot) 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 INVESTIGATIONS! S CI E NCE STANDARDS

D ATES

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

September 26 – October 28 9:30 – 11:30 12:30 – 2:30

EXTEND YOUR FALL FIELD TRIP $3/STUDENT

• NEW! Bring bag lunches for a “Picnic with the Pollinators” at the new Tashjian Bee & Pollinator Discovery Center. See page 5 for details

FREE!

• Add a picnic at the outdoor picnic shelters (first come, first served). Available May – October. • Add a free self-guided tour! Visit arboretum.umn.edu/ selfguidedvisits.aspx to view materials that will help you and your students experience the Arboretum on your own. See page 14 for details

MINNESOTA HARVEST: HEALTHY EATING FROM AND FOR THE EARTH G RA D E S 3 – 6 (Limit 3 classes per time slot)

Full Scholarships are available to eligible schools for this field trip! See page 15 for details. Celebrate the harvest season by exploring local food and the local cultures, traditions, and scientific advances that contribute to the Minnesota Harvest. Students will practice food label and map reading skills to determine where grocery foods come from and how far they have travelled to get to our plates. A tasting tour of local foods follows. Popcorn and popped wild rice highlights native local food traditions with gathering and cultivating local foods. A taste of home-made apple sauce emphasizes the recent scientific advances that have allowed apple trees to be grown in Minnesota. And for dessert, students will make and taste sweet potato pie, learn about the scientific work of George Washington Carver, and dig sweet potatoes from the children’s Garden. Along the way students will learn about the nutritional benefits of the local foods they taste and will take home recipes to share with their families.

S C I E N C E S TA N DA R DS

DAT E S

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

November 2 – 17 9:30 – 11:30 12:30 – 2:30

F A L L

$6 / STUDENT

“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

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WINTER PLANTS & TH EI R H A B I TAT S G R AD E S 3 – 6 (Limit 3 classes per time slot)

Extended day option available for 4-5 classes*

W I N T E R

Imagine stepping into the shoes of plant researchers whose job is to discover and characterize plants from different habitats around the world. Student scientists will first learn about plant adaptations for survival in three very different habitats: Desert, Tropical Rainforest, and Bog. After learning about the basic plant adaptations, student scientists will apply their knowledge in the “Mixed up Plant Lab” where they identify specific plant adaptations to determine what habitat each plant came from. In the greenhouse student scientists will explore more living plant examples from each of these habitats and have the opportunity to make their own plant discovery. Each student will make and plant a terrarium with rainforest plants to take home. Reflect & Write options, aligned with Minnesota Language Arts standards. Grade 3: Plant Habitat Riddles Grade 4: Explorer’s Report SCIENCE STAN D A R D S

D ATES

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

January 16 – April 20 9:30 – 11:30 12:30 – 2:30

PLA NT TA KE-A -PA RT

GR AD E S 1 – 2 (Limit 3 classes per time slot) Extended day option available for 4-5 classes*

FIELD TRIPS

GR E E N G R O C E RY: “ D I D YO U E AT A P L AN T T O D AY ? ” G RA D E S 1 – 2 (Limit 3 classes per time slot) Extended day option available for 4-5 classes*

This field trip allows students to encounter the plants that their favorite foods come from. Students will see and touch the plants that produce chocolate, cinnamon, bananas, olives, even chewing gum and more. In the kitchen they will make and taste garlic toast and then later plant their own garlic bulb that can be used to make the recipe again and again at home. Students learn about photosynthesis and food chains as they explore the critical importance plants have to all life on Earth. 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 Stories Grade 2: Plants in the Lunch Room?! S C I E N C E S TA N DA R DS

DAT E S

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

January 29 – April 20 9:30 – 11:30 12:30 – 2:30

Who depends on plants? That’s the “Mystery in Room 103.” The Talking Tree and the students help unravel the mystery while discovering how important plants are to our daily lives. Students will be challenged to go on a Plant Part Patrol in the greenhouse to explore different leaves, flowers, and stems. In the kitchen they will make a plant part parfait to taste, and in the planting shed each class will plant a tops and bottoms experiment to complete back in the classroom and each student will plant seeds to take home.

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SCIENCE STAN D A R D S

D ATES

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

February 13 – April 20 9:30 – 11:30 12:30 – 2:30

Vienna Volante

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G R AD E S 2– 5 (Limit 3 classes per time slot) Extended day option available for 4-5 classes*

Step into the shoes of a plant propagator to understand how plants take up, use, and release water. Examine root hairs, stem pipelines, leaf veins, and leaf stomata up close with microscopes in the Prove-It Lab. Study and draw the leaf vein and stem patterns of plants in the Please Touch Greenhouse and record the amount of water vapor in and outside of the greenhouse. Each student will have the opportunity to apply their new Plant-work, Water-work knowledge to their own propagation project. And each class will receive a propagation experiment to take back and complete in their classrooms at school. S CI E NCE STANDARDS

D ATES

2.4.1.1.1 Structure and Function in Living Systems

November 29 – January 26 9:30-11:30 12:30-2:30

2.4.2.1.1 Interdependence among Living Systems 3.1.1.2.(1-4) Scientific Inquiry

M AP L E S Y R U P T I M E G RA D E S 1 – 6

(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 Time Grade 4: A Sweet Good-bye to Winter S C I E N C E S TA N DA R DS

DAT E S

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

March 5 – March 30 9:30 – 10:45 11:15 – 12:30 1:15 – 2:30

W I N T E R

PLANT-WORKS, WATER-WORKS

Vienna Volante

Vienna Volante

SPROUT!

G R A DE K (Limit 3 classes per time slot) How do plants grow from seed to seed? The main puppet show characters, Talking Tree and Petunia, help the class learn about the basic parts and functions of a plant. Then kindergarteners take the starring role as sunflowers in a whole body action play, “The most beautiful field of Sunflowers”. These activities set the stage for sensory exploration of plants in the greenhouse, and the seed planting activity and take home science investigation in the Planting Shed. S CI E NC E STANDARDS

D ATES

0.1.1.2.1 Scientific Inquiry 0.4.1.1.2 Diversity of Life

February 28 – April 20 9:30 – 10:45 12:30 – 1:45 (flexible)

EXTEND YOUR WINTER FIELD TRIP $3/STUDENT

• Bring bag lunches for a “Picnic with the Pollinators” at the new Tashjian Bee & Pollinator Discovery Center. See page 5 for details

$10/CLASS

• Reserve an indoor lunch room November - April

* EXTENDED DAY OPTION $10/CLASS: GROUPS OF 4-5 CLASSES • Build a special lunch period into the regular field trip schedule. A 1/2 hour longer customized schedule will be emailed to the scheduling teacher.

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SPRING R EADY, S ET, G R OW !

INSECT INVESTIGATIONS

G R AD E S K –1 (Limit 3 classes per time slot)

S P R I N G

D ATES

0.4.2.1.1 Natural System Interactions 0.4.1.1.2 Diversity of Life 1.4.3.1.1 Life Cycles

April 23 – June 1 9:30 – 10:45 11:15 – 12:30 1:15 – 2:30

JAPAN E S E G AR D E N

G RA D E S 1 – 6 (Limit 2 classes per time slot)

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, butterflies and caterpillars. TAKE HOME PLANTS!! S CIENCE STAND A R D S

FIELD TRIPS

A Japanese garden reflects Japanese culture, values, and the physical geography of the place. Discover the tradition, meaning, and symbolism present in the Arboretum’s Seisui-Tei (The Garden of Pure Water). Compare the Japanese Garden with Western style gardens. Students will make and take their own, mini Japanese garden. 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 C O N­C E P T S

DAT E S

• Cultural Studies • Geography of Japan • Seasonal Change

May 9 – June 1 9:30 – 10:45 11:15 – 12:30 1:15 – 2:30

Vienna Volante

Mark MacLennan

“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

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INSECT INVESTIGATIONS

D ISCO VER SP R I NG PE E PER MEADOW

G R AD E S 2–6 (Limit 3 classes per time slot)

D ATES

(3,5).4.1.1.1 Diversity of Life 4.3.2.3.1 Water Cycle

May 9 – May 24 9:30 – 11:30 12:30 – 2:30

Vienna Volante

S CI E NCE STANDARDS

WOO DS IN B L OOM

G R AD E S 3– 6 (Limit 2 classes per time slot) Pollination is the central concept of this field trip and the woods in spring is a perfect place to explore pollination in action. Students will learn about different strategies plants use to attract pollinators for successful pollination. In the lab, students will dissect fresh flowers to learn about flower parts and functions. In the woods, student scientists will explore the importance of light for plant growth in the spring.

SPRING TO LIFE!

G RA D E S 1 – 2 (Limit 3 classes per time slot) Lengthening days and warming temperatures bring fast changes to the plants in our world. Seeds sprout. Buds open and reveal the leaves, flowers, and stems bundled up inside. Bulbs push through their leaves and flowers through the ground, bloom, set seed and die back all in one quick season. Search the gardens for plants springing to life all around. Plant seeds of a one summer plant (annual) and a many summer plant (perennial) to take home and grow. S C I E N C E S TA N DA R DS

DAT E S

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

May 1 – June 1 9:30 – 10:45 11:15 – 12:30 1:15 – 2:30

S P R I N G

Come tour Spring Peeper Meadow and take part in the Arboretum’s Grand Scientific Experiment. In 1997, the Arboretum began a wetland restoration project with the purchase of a corn field. 20 years later the corn field has been restored to a sedge meadow wetland. While on this trip you will explore diversity of life of the plant community, invertebrates living in the water, and the birds and wildlife of the meadow. A healthy wetland is a wetland that can support a diversity of life. Come check out the health of Spring Peeper Meadow with us this spring.

“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

EXTEND YOUR SPRING FIELD TRIP $3/STUDENT USFWS - Pacific Region/Flikr

S CI E NCE STANDARDS

D ATES

5.4.1.1.1 Diversity of Life 5.1.1.1.1 Scientific Evidence

May 3 – June 1 9:30 – 10:45 11:15 – 12:30 1:15 – 2:30

• Bring bag lunches for a “Picnic with the Pollinators” at the new Tashjian Bee & Pollinator Discovery Center. See page 5 for details

FREE!

• Add a picnic at the outdoor picnic shelters (first come, first served). Available May – October. • Add a self-guided tour! Visit arboretum.umn.edu/ selfguidedvisits.aspx to view materials that will help you and your students experience the Arboretum on your own. See page 14 for details

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PLANTMOBILE BRING THE ARBORETUM TO YOU

P L A N T M O B I L E

The Plantmobile brings the hands-on science, real plants, microscopes, lively take-home investigations—it’s 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.

Early Fall

Late Fall

SE PTE MBE R 18 – OCT OB ER 31

N O VE M B E R 3 – D E CE M B E R 1 9

BUZZ AB OUT A P P L ES GR AD E S K –2

B U L B S & B L O S S O M S GR A DE S K – 2 LEA ABORN INSE UT CTS

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. Students will use ALL their senses to make observations in this interactive program as they learn about the bee’s amazing body, what bees need to make honey, and the different jobs they have in the hive. Find out how official apple testers rate the different characteristics of apples, and how Arboretum scientists create new types. TASTE TEST HONEY AND ARBORETUM-GROWN APPLES!

Bright 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 to find the surprising plant parts hidden inside! Follow a bulb’s lifecycle throughout a year. Each student will enjoy an in-class bulb planting that will grow and bloom within a month; plus a classroom experiment that will grow and bloom in the classroom in January. Includes a student journal. Build a foundation of basic science skills and PLANT BULBS! S C I E N C E S TA N DA R DS

(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

S C IENCE STAND A R D S

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

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Winter

Spring

D E C EMBE R 21 – MARCH 30

A P RIL 2 – JU N E 1

E X PLO RING T H E DESER T

S U N F L O W E R S U PR E M E

G R AD E S K –2

G RA D E S K– 2

Investigate the desert environment and discover the unique adaptations that allow desert plants to survive in such an extreme habitat. Learn to safely touch desert plants and practice sorting by their characteristics. Find out more about the amazing giants of the Sonoran desert PLANT DESERT PLANTS!

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 everyone’s favorite flower is part of a garden ecosystem ripe for summer-long learning. TAKE HOME SUNFLOWERS!

S CI E NCE STANDARDS

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

Winter - Spring D E C EMBE R 21 – A PRIL 27

Z OOM IN O N P L A N TS G R A DE S 1–2

What makes a plant a plant? What plant part is like a sponge? What’s the hairiest plant part? Learn the answers to these questions and more! Our classroom set of microscopes will ignite students’ curiosity as they get an up-close look at real leaves, flowers, stems, and roots. This hands-on program explores the function of each plant part, how plants fit into the food chain, and the role they have in our everyday lives. PLANT SEEDS TO TAKE HOME!

P L A N T M O B I L E

$6 / STUDENT + $50 TRANSPORTATION FEE TO RESERVE: 612-301-1210

S C I E N C E S TA N DA R DS

(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

SCI E NC E 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)

“I can’t 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

ARBORETUM.UMN.EDU/PLANTMOBILE.ASPX • 612-301-1210

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TO RESERVE: 612-301-1210

T R IP S

HOME SCHOOL

SELF GUIDED TOURS

SU M MER

FIELD

FOR GROUPS $6/student, includes Arboretum admission. 12 or more Home School students can register for any of the field trip offerings that are available to schools. Reference seasonal field trips on pages 5-11 of this guide to view available dates and times for your group. Call 612-301-1210 or register online at arboretum.umn.edu/fieldtrips.aspx.

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G R E E N - T I M E B AC K PACK G RA D E S P RE S CHO O L – 1

Download the Teacher’s Guide online beforehand, then pick up the backpack when you arrive. Its storybooks, touch bags, color cards and other props will let you and your class explore the Arboretum’s glorious gardens and close-by natural areas at your own pace. One Green Fun Pack serves 30 students, preregister at least 1 week in advance. $ 3 0 P E R B A C KPA C K R E N TA L Includes Teacher’s Guide

Y O U R G AR D E N F U N F I N D E R

Eight activities to do with children ages 5-11. You can print your own copy at home from the link above! Allow 30-45 minutes.

Y O U R B O G AD V E N T U RE

FOR INDIVIDUALS $8/student Attend on Home School Day! Each program features a different topic and is presented to individual home school students. Visit arboretum.umn.edu/homeschools.aspx to get all the details about Home School Day offerings.

SE LF- GU I DE D

TO INQUIRE: 612-301-1210

www.arboretum.umn.edu/selfguidedvisits.aspx

Follow Green Heron Trail for a unique “walk on the water” experience on the Bog Boardwalk. Each activity sets the stage for discoveries and curiosity to emerge along the half-mile walk. Pick up your copy at the Visitor Center when you arrive.

K I D S ’ FAV O R I T E S

A list of the top spots for educators and parents to bring kids while visiting the Arboretum!

EXPLORI N G P LA N T SCI EN C E CAREERS AT T H E M I NNES O TA LA ND SCA P E A R B OR ETUM

SC H O O L

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MID D LE S CHOOL, HIGH SC HOOL & COLLE GE GROUPS

NEW!

H OME

This walk-and-talk tour with a University of Minnesota Horticultural Science faculty member covers various demonstration gardens and plant collections that are vital to the goals of a public garden! This tour emphasizes the many career opportunities in public gardens and horticulture, including plant breeding, plant care and management, conservation and plant curation, including Curator of Plants, Landscape Gardener, Professor, Scientist, Arborist, Restorationist, Cartographer and more! (Group size 10-32 students) $25 per group TO RESERVE Contact Dr. Mary Meyer with your date/time request* via: EMAIL meyer023@umn.edu OR PHONE: 612-301-1247 *Field trip request must be made at least two weeks in advance. Confirmation is dependent on instructor availability.

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NEW! Online scholarship reservations available at arboretum.umn.edu/FieldTrips.aspx Visit arboretum.umn.edu/scholarships.aspx for scholarship discount codes Or call 612-301-1210

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAIL AB L E B EG IN N IN G AU G U ST 2 1 FI R ST COM E , F IRS T S E RV E D · N O PAPE RWORK!

FIELD TRIP + BUS SCHOLARSHIPS

FULL PLANTMOBILE SCHOLARSHIPS

SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT: Student fees will be waived, and field trip bus costs will be reimbursed ELIGIBILITY: For school groups whose school free and reduced lunch eligibility is greater than 70 percent. RULES: Bus scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis while funds last. Limit one Field Trip + Bus OR Field Trip Scholarship per school, per year.

SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT: Student fees and transportation fee are waived ELIGIBILITY: For schools with 70 percent or greater free and reduced lunch eligibility. RULES: Plantmobile scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit one day per school while funds last. Scholarships available for fall and winter programs only.

FIELD TRIP SCHOLARSHIPS

PARTIAL PLANTMOBILE SCHOLARSHIPS

SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT: Student fees waived. (Bus fees not reimbursed) ELIGIBILITY: For school groups whose school free and reduced lunch eligibility is greater than 70 percent. RULES: Full Field Trip Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis while funds last. Limit one Field Trip + Bus OR Field Trip Scholarship per school, per year.

PARTIAL FIELD TRIP SCHOLARSHIPS SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT: Student fees will be reduced by 50 percent (Bus fees not reimbursed) ELIGIBILITY: For school groups whose school free and reduced lunch eligibility is greater than 50 percent. RULES: Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis while funds last.

S C H O L A R S H I P S

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.

SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT: 50% of Student fees AND 50% transportation fee are waived. ELIGIBILITY: For schools with 50 percent or greater free and reduced lunch eligibility. RULES: Plantmobile scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit one day per school while funds last. Scholarships available for fall and winter programs only.

MINNESOTA HARVEST FIELD TRIP + BUS SCHOLARSHIPS SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT: Student fees will be waived and bus costs reimbursed. ELIGIBILITY: For school groups with greater than 50 percent free and reduced lunch. RULES: Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis while funds last. Limit one per school, per year.

“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 ARBORETUM.UMN.EDU/SCHOLARSHIPS.ASPX • 612-301-1210

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S C H O O L S E RV I C E S

3675 Arboretum Drive Chaska, MN 55318

Finding the Arboretum T HE ARBORE TU M IS L­ OC AT ED WEST OF CHA N HA S S E N O N STATE H IGH WAY 5, NIN E M IL ES W E S T O F 4 9 4 .

ARBORETUM.UMN.EDU/FIELDTRIPS.ASPX Don Olson

Visit the

TASHJIAN BEE AND POLLINATOR DISCOVERY CENTER,

located on the Arboretum’s three-mile drive! (see page 5 for new Pollinator field trips)

Arboretum Entrance

612-301-1210

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