Reynolda Gardens of Wake Forest University

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Educational Programs for Schools

Reynolda Gardens of Wake Forest University Educational Programs for Schools have been a resource for area teachers since 1972. The science-oriented field trips are seasonally based and are offered only in the seasons and for the grade levels listed. These programs meet NC Essential Standards, 2009:

Two additional programs are offered:

The School Trip
At Reynolda Gardens, classes are divided into small groups for individualized instruction by experienced and knowledgeable Education Volunteers. Each child prepares at least one plant to take home. Some programs include an activity in the Children’s Garden.

Pre-visit Resources
Teachers show PowerPoint presentations created by Reynolda Gardens in the classroom before the visit to introduce concepts that will be discussed and places that will be visited during the field trip. Information incorporated into the presentations promotes science literacy.

Additional Resources
The Naturalist’s Notebook offers ideas and suggestions for connecting nature and the classroom. Teachers are invited to workshops and special events throughout the year.

General information
The number of days available for field trips is limited, and early registration is recommended. Group size minimum is 15; maximum 60. The charge is $3/$5, depending on the program, for each student and no charge for accompanying adults. Visits begin at 9:30 a.m. In case of inclement weather, field trips may be rescheduled. Accommodations are made for students with disabilities.