The Water Conservation Garden

Live from The Garden with Ms. Smarty-Plants!

 

The Water Conservation Garden’s virtual-real time programming offers everything teachers love about our garden field trip/assembly, only virtual. Take an adventure with Ms. Smarty-Plants to discover the magic of plants, our changing environments, and water capture for conservation!

Each virtual field trip includes a pre-recorded, lesson-specific video with Ms. Smarty-Plants™ in The Garden, followed by in-person online classroom instruction. Lessons are paired with a vocabulary sheet, post activities, and Google Review Quiz. To further enhance each student’s experience, a free Ms. Smarty-Plants™ seed packet will be available for pickup at The Water Conservation Garden. Lessons are aligned with Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core State Standards and are designed for grades K-6.

“Live with Ms. Smarty-Plants™” Virtual Field Trips with The Water Conservation Garden begin March 1st, 2021

  • Mondays - Thursdays

    • 9 am​

    • 10 am

    • 11 am

The Magical Parts of a Plant

Fish and Plants

Grades: Kindergarten

Website:

www.thegarden.org

Contact:
SmartyPlants@thegarden.org

(send an email first, include phone number)

Phone:

(619) 660-0614

The Magical Parts of a Plant inspires little minds to explore the parts of plants in a fun and unique way! This lesson is designed to keep younger children visually engaged and stimulated with live instruction by Ms. Smarty-Plants™, call and response review time, and a sing-along song in American Sign Language. Students will learn the most important needs of plants, fill in their own activity plant sheet, and take an interactive tour of The Water Conservation Garden.

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Surviving and Thriving-Seed Dispersal

Fish and Plants

Grades: ES (1st and 2nd Grade)

Website:

www.thegarden.org

Contact:
SmartyPlants@thegarden.org

(send an email first, include phone number)

Phone:

(619) 660-0614

Discover how seeds travel! Students will learn that a seed needs to be dispersed to optimize its chance of survival. They will analyze the structure of different seeds, and how it relates to their dispersal. Students will conduct experiments to discover how seeds travel from their parent plants in search of water, sunlight, and nutrients, making note of characteristics that aid in seed dispersal. During live instruction with Ms. Smarty-Plants™ students will use breakout groups to discuss specific questions about the topic and participate in a seed dispersal game called “Hide and Seed”.

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Changing Environments-Adaptations

Fish and Plants

Grades: ES (3rd and 4th Grade)

Website:

www.thegarden.org

Contact:
SmartyPlants@thegarden.org

(send an email first, include phone number)

Phone:

(619) 660-0614

Changing Environments-Adaptations brings to focus a plant’s ability to survive in San Diego’s climate. During live instruction and a virtual tour of The Water Conservation Garden, Ms. Smarty-Plants™ shows marvelous examples of plant adaptations. Students will engage in discussion groups, and a “Create Your Own Plant” activity to choose appropriate plant adaptations suited for San Diego’s semi-arid Mediterranean climate. At the end of the activity students will upload a picture of the plant they have designed around their chosen adaptations. Students will gain a greater appreciation for the interdependent nature of plants and the environment.

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WATER: Collect it, Move it, Use/Save it!

Fish and Plants

Grades: ES (5th and 6th Grade)

Website:

www.thegarden.org

Contact:
SmartyPlants@thegarden.org

(send an email first, include phone number)

Phone:

(619) 660-0614

Dive into water capture and conservation! Students join Ms. Smarty-Plants™ on a virtual tour of The Water Conservation Garden to see various methods of collecting, moving, and using rainwater in our landscapes through swales, berms, and barrels. They will also learn about the history of San Diego’s water supply, the water cycle, and what makes water our most precious resource. Students will be asked to apply critical thinking in order to solve a water flooding issue, and design a simple diagram of their solution.

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