Nature Programs in the Gardens

Students discover a love for the natural world by playing in and exploring in London Town's woodland gardens along the South River.

 

Programs

  • Magic in the Garden - age 3 - Kindergarten
    Children will discover the magic of our woodland gardens and what makes them a special place for plants, animals, and people through hands-on activities, storytelling, creative play, and a special take home craft.
    Key concepts explored during the program will include:

    • People create gardens which can have many uses.

    • Most plants begin as seeds. Seeds come in all shapes and sizes. ​

    • A habitat is an animal's home. Gardens are habitats for many living things. 
       

  • Senses & Seasons - 1st - 3rd grade
    Children will use all of their senses to follow Mother Nature's clues and discover signs of the season in our woodland gardens through hands-on activities, exploration, inquiry, and a take home craft. 
    Key concepts explored during the program will include:

    • ​We can gather information about the season by using our senses (sight, smell, touch, hearing, and taste)

    • The amount of daylight determines the seasons and signals what plants and animals should do

    • Gardens are habitats created by people and can support wildlife in every season

    • Plants and animals work together to survive and thrive each season (for example pollinators and flowers)

Tour Length 

1.5 hours (including 20 minutes of free play in the Sound & Sensory Gardens) or 1 hour (without free play) 

Standards

 

Magic in the Gardens

Next Generation Science Standards
From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
K-LS1-1: Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.

Earth and Human Activity
K-ESS3-1: Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of difference plants and animals (including humans) and the places they live.

Earth and Human Activity
K-ESS3-3: Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on the land, water, air, and/or other living things in the local environment.

Common Core Standards
Speaking and Listening
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.K.1
Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners, peers, and adults in small and larger groups.
Language


CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.K.1
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

 

Maryland College and Career Readiness Standards

PreK-K Science Standard 1: Skills and Processes
Students will demonstrate the thinking and acting inherent in the practice of science. 

PreK-K Science Standard 3: Life Science
Students will use scientific skills and processes to dynamic nature of living things, their interactions, and the results from the interactions that occur over time. 

PreK-K Science Standard 6: Environmental Science
Students will use scientific skills and processes to explain the interactions of environmental factors (living and non-living) and analyze their impact from a local to global perspective.

 

Senses & Seasons

Next Generation Science Standards
Earth’s Place in the Universe
1-ESS1-2: Make observations at different times of the year to relate the amount of daylight to the time of year (seasons).


Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics 
2-LS2-2: Develop a simple model that mimics the function of an animal in dispersing seeds or pollinating plants.

 

Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
2-LS4-1: Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats. 

 

Common Core Standards
Measure lengths indirectly and by iterating length units.

  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.MD.A.1
     

Measure and estimate lengths in standard units.

  • CCSS.MATH.CONENT.2.MD.A.1
     

Reason with shapes and their attributes.

  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.G.A.1

  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.G.A.1

  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.G.A.1
     

Represent and interpret data.

  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.MD.B.4
     

Comprehension and collaboration.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.1.1

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.2.1

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.2.1

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.1.3

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.2.3 

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.3
     

Age Groups

  • Magic in the Gardens - age 3 through Kindergarten

  • Senses & Seasons - 1st through 3rd grade

 

Questions?

Visit our School Group Tours page or contact the Visitor Services Coordinator at 410-222-1919 x200 or by email.

 

839 Londontown Road, Edgewater, MD 21037          410-222-1919         londontown@historiclondontown.org

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