Bring your students to Bookworm Gardens for a nature-based field trip experience like no other. Field trips are hands-on, age appropriate, and learner-based, and they incorporate both literature and the Gardens. Programs related to topics such as seasonal changes and exploration, the senses, literacy and poetry, compost, weather, the trees in the garden, and seeds and leaves take place at the Gardens May - October of each year.
Spring 2017 - FULL
Summer 2017 - TAKING RESERVATIONS
Fall 2017 - LIMITED RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE
Spring 2018 – TAKING RESERVATIONS
Please email Cate Bayles, Education Manager, at email@example.com with questions.
Step One: Review Field Trip Guidelines
Step Two: Gather Your Information
Step Three: Fill Out the Field Trip Request Form (available January 1, 2017)
Step Four: Confirm Reservation with Cate Bayles, Education Manager
Step Five: Review Trip Logistics
Step Six: Day of Preparations
Field Trip Scholarship Program
Garden Detectives (Pre-K and K)
This hands-on tour of the Gardens uses the changing seasons as a backdrop for activities. In Spring, students might search for new leaves and buds, examine and plant spring seeds, and use hand lenses in the butterfly garden. During the Summer, students will explore the Garden's blossoms, blooms, and insect friends! Come fall, student activities could include studying leaves and the autumn colors, visiting the pond to discuss the changing seasons, and harvesting in the farm gardens! One or more books are read during these field trips.
Spring Seeds (1st Grade and Up)
From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow. In this case, from a small seed a mighty garden may grow! Through hands-on investigations and themed literature, students will learn about seeds, what seeds need to grow into plants, and that people and animals need seeds.
Fall Seeds and Leaves (1st Grade and Up)
The gardens have a lot of work to do before winter arrives! Students will investigate seed dispersal, read about the changing seasons, observe fall colors, assist with the harvest, and learn how the gardens get ready for the long winter's nap.
Weather (1st Grade and Up)
What will the weather be like when you visit Bookworm Gardens? Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs! This field trip combines literature and weather as students learn about how weather and climate affects the gardens and our lives.
Rot and Roll – Composting and Decomposition in the Gardens (2nd Grade and Up)
We plant the seeds, we smell the flowers, we eat the vegetables – but what happens next? This field trip gives students a behind the scenes look at what happens to plants when blooms fade – and the answers are enriching! Studying red wiggler worms and compost are part of the program.
Identi-TREE: The Trees at Bookworm Gardens (2nd Grade and Up)
The trees of Bookworm Gardens take center stage with this field trip. Parts of a tree, the importance of trees, and identification of the trees at Bookworm Gardens are included in this program.
The Scientist, The Gardener, The Author, and You (2nd Grade and Up)
Explore the world of nonfiction at Bookworm Gardens! Some of the garden's favorite books are true stories – based on amazing people, amazing plants, and amazing information. This field trip showcases Helen Keller, Dr. George Washington Carver, the farm gardens, and the students as authors of their own true tales.
Poetry (3rd grade and Up)
As you enter Bookworm Gardens, one of the first gardens celebrates Where the Sidewalk Ends . This field trip builds upon this well-known book of whimsical poems. Word-mash poetry, Haiku, and the Gardens turn students into poets!