UCBG offers In-School Programs that transport the wonder and excitement of the plant world to students in local schools. Our classroom presentations provide hands-on experiences with plants for K – 4 students. Docent teams deliver a range of grade appropriate presentations that introduce plant structure, the importance of pollinators, peoples’ use of plants and the connection of plants to animals, especially people.
Botany on Your Plate (K-3)
Docents visit your classroom with real produce props for a lively presentation that emphasizes the important role of plants in our lives. Through observing and discussing the foods we eat, students learn the six basic parts of a plant: roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits, and seeds. This classroom tour of edible plants offers teachers a great opportunity to link life science with nutrition education. Availability limited, reserve early!
California Natives: Plants and People (Grades 3 & up)
Docents will visit your classroom with an interactive presentation, including native plants and replicas of artifacts used by California Indians in their everyday lives for food, shelter, clothing, tools, medicine, fiber, music, toys and games.