Program Length, Season and Appropriate Grade Levels

  • This program lasts 1-1/2 to 4-1/2 hours, and can be adapted to suit your needs.
  • The program is offered year–round.
  • Appropriate for Grade Levels 3 –12.

Program Description and Activities

We will explore a forest community using the tools and concepts of plant identification, classification and ecology.

Your students will be engaged in a multifaceted program experience that may include:

  • Investigating different leaf shapes, patterns, and textures.
  • Distinguish between deciduous and evergreen trees.
  • Studying various wildflowers to determine their unique floral structures and identification characteristics.
  • Using dichotomous keys to identify a small selection of trees and shrubs from twig and branch samples.
  • Observing and discussing forest ecological interrelationships.
  • Using microscopes to closely examine identification features and adaptations of plants in our region.

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