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Explore the park as Gilroy Gardens Docents lead groups of students through presentation, investigation and experimentation models in life and earth sciences. For Students in grades K-5. Limited availability.
- 3 hours of directed education
- 6 grade-appropriate learning stations
- Workbooks for each student provided upon arrival
- Nature Detective Certificates for each student with a discount to return on another public operating day
- Pre and post-visit classroom activites
Look at the anatomy of a flower under a microscope, discover which rocks can float in water, meet the animals in the food chain, and find the food you eat. At Natural Science Days, learning is fun!
Who Looks Like Who?
K-2 students learn about characteristics of native California birds and animals and which characteristics are inherited or environmental at this presentation station.
Create A Food Chain
Grade 3-5 students learn about the Food chain at this presentation station as they are introduced to native California animals and how they interact within our local ecosystem.
Worms Eat Our Garbage
Grade 3-5 students learn about composting, why it is good for our environment, and how decomposers fit into the food chain at this presentation station.
Students learn the parts of a plant by actively identifying from live examples at this interactive station.
Different Types of Rocks
K-2 students sort and compare various types of rocks and record their observations at this experimentation station.
Grade 3-5 students conduct an experiment on various types of rocks found in the local area, recording first their predictions and then their results.
Trees With Funny Shapes
Students learn the difference between natural tree adaptations and man's ability to shape nature, using our ornamental conifer garden as a living example at this investigation station.
Find the Food You Eat
Students learn about the many different foods we eat that grow in a tropical environment and search for living examples of the food they eat at this investigation station in a tropical greenhouse.
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