Keith Michael

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Garden Adventures

Grades 2-5

Application

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Themes

Insects; Birds, Trees, Native Plants, Habitat, Migration

Grades

Grades 2-5

Location

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Pier 66 Chelsea

Length

90 minutes

Come explore Hudson River Park's Habitat Garden, a green space with a rich diversity of native trees and plants. In Garden Adventures, students investigate the Park's land-based plants and animals through a tree/native plant scavenger hunt, bird beak investigation and bird migration activity.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

  • Students will be able to distinguish common bird species found in the Park
  • Students will be able to correlate beak shapes to food selection
  • Students will identify local trees by looking at leaf shapes and differentiate between native and non-native plants
  • Students will explore how habitat is crucial during migration

what teachers say about the program

  • “[Garden Adventures] was a great program I would highly recommend -- we loved the 3D hands-on tools and bird skulls and the learning games” -2nd Grade Teacher, Brooklyn
  • "The educators were friendly, knowledgeable, and effective at providing answers to questions the children raised during the interactive activities. The program provided an age-appropriate balance of factual as well as hands-on information. The children were engaged at all times." -4th Grade Teacher, Bronx