Third Grade Information for the Cornell Botanic Garden
Information from the traditional in person field experience
Third grade students visit Cornell Botanic Gardens for a program titled "Wildflower Exploration: Learning about Plants Through our Native Wildflowers". Students’ KDT! experience begins with a classroom visit from a Cornell Botanic Gardens educator. This visit engages the students in hands on experiences that prepare them for their trip. Students . are assigned a wildflower that they investigate by using their "Peterson First Guide to Wildflowers" book; then, while at the Cornell Botanic Gardens, they have an opportunity to find "their" flower and educate others about it.
The Book lesson below is an excellent way to help students prepare for their field experience
at the Botanic Garden.
This lesson written by Sharon Nelson, Kim Snow and Raylene Ludgate (Cornell Botanic Gardens) explores the common and Latin names of wildflowers. This fun lesson culminates by making a caricature of a plant name i.e. Blue Bells by drawing blue bells!