The URI Outreach Center invites elementary school groups to book a Learning Landscape Field Trip to the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center during the winter, or the URI Kingston Botanical Garden in the spring, for an engaging, hands-on environmental education experience.
Students explore plants and animals that inhabit southern New England and other parts of the world. Topics such as ecosystems, adaptations, seed diversity, native mammals, birds, decomposers, energy, and more are presented in a fun and age-appropriate format. Students bring their experiences back to the classroom with seeds planted in a recycled pot, as well as their own nature journals.
Click Here http://web.uri.edu/ceoc/learning-landscape-field-trips/ to see how the Learning Landscape can help teachers meet R.I. Grade Span Expectations in science and language arts.
Available by advance reservation only
Space is limited. Call 874-2900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information or to make a reservation.
Hope you can join us!
"This trip far exceeded my expectation. The information brought to my students in two hours couldn't have been done in my own classroom...This trip was well organized and worth the time and money spent. I will definitely want to attend this trip again."
--Denise Phillips, First Grade Teacher from Harris Elementary, Woonsocket
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"The Learning Landscape field trip program for our elementary group really did provide our students with great hands-on exploration of life science. Each child planted seeds and was then able to bring home their newly planted seeds and watch them grow with their family. It was not only a wonderful learning experience but also a very special treat for the students."
-- Kathleen Sullivan, 3rd grade teacher from Martin Luther King Elementary, Providence
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"I learned some things too. Like worms have five hearts. That the little pine cones grow really big trees and that venus fly traps can only close five times. But I really liked feeling the animals' fur."
-- Cecelia, 1st grader from Westerly
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"Every teacher should bring their class to the Learning Landscape".
-- Marie Lupino, 4th grade teacher from Stadium School, Cranston
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"I loved learning about Venus fly traps. We had a great time. When can we come again? I learned that mammals can only have fur. The rabbit I saw was awesome! This was my best field trip ever!"
-- Max, 1st grader from Westerly
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"This is the best field trip we have ever been on."
-- Holly Polhemus, 4th grade teacher from Vartan Gregorian Elementary, Providence