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In addition to exploring the Garden’s many exhibits, school groups can schedule a hands-on gardening field trip. They can learn about birds, complete experiments with seeds and soil, build a tomato plant, go on a scavenger hunt, or listen to fun stories. They can also learn about recycling, tree classification, bird habitats, and wetlands around the Delaware River. For older students, a field trip can teach them about environmental topics such as plant science, conservation, and composting. Many of the Garden’s hands-on lessons can also be brought directly to the classroom.

supports classroom learning in:
Environmental Studies, Science

topics covered:
animals, birds, conservation, ecology, gardening, plants

contact info
Name: Camden Children's Garden
Phone: 856-365-8733.
Email: education@camdenchildrensgarden.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Outreach. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-3 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: n/a.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: n/a.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: n/a. Registration: Online. Food Options: Picnic area available. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: n/a. Accessible To: n/a.

About This Venue

Camden Children’s Garden

The Camden Children’s Garden is home to themed gardens, play areas, and educational exhibits. Visitors can see different gardening styles in the Cityscapes Garden, visit a potting shed to learn about growing food, ride the Arrow River Train, play in the treehouse, and more. Educational programs feature gardening and other hands-on, outdoor activities.

contact info

Hrs: Wed.-Fri. 10AM-3PM, Sat.-Sun. 10AM-4PM.

HELPFUL LESSON PLAN(S)

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Botanical Garden Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

The diverse world of plants is perhaps the weirdest, and most fascinating, of all living things. Bamboo can grow over three feet in one day (you can literally watch it grow). There are 600 species of carnivorous plants, which trap and digest insects, frogs, or small birds (if a vegetarian eats this plant, are they still a vegetarian?). The world’s largest flower, Rafflesia, can grow up to three feet in diameter (how big would a bouquet be…). Do a little digging on your next trip to a botanical garden (not literally!), and see what interesting plant facts you can find. 

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Scouts

The Camden Children’s Garden offers badge-related activities, workshops, and service projects to scouts. Scout visits to the Garden typically involve 2 or 3 activities that can be used to meet badge requirements; learn about the water cycle, study insects, tour the themed gardens, explore soil composting, and more. Girl Scout petals and badges in gardening, flowers, and science are the most popular workshops. Custom workshops are available upon request; as are opportunities for service projects.

supports scout badges in:
Art, Science

topics covered:
animals, birds, conservation, ecology, gardening, plants, science

contact info
Name: Camden Children's Garden
Phone: 856-365-8733.
Email: education@camdenchildrensgarden.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 5:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 5:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 5:1. Registration: Online. Food Options: Picnic area available. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: n/a. Accessible To: n/a.

About This Venue

Camden Children’s Garden

The Camden Children’s Garden is home to themed gardens, play areas, and educational exhibits. Visitors can see different gardening styles in the Cityscapes Garden, visit a potting shed to learn about growing food, ride the Arrow River Train, play in the treehouse, and more. Educational programs feature gardening and other hands-on, outdoor activities.

contact info

Hrs: Wed.-Fri. 10AM-3PM, Sat.-Sun. 10AM-4PM.

HELPFUL LESSON PLAN(S)

Prepared by FieldTripDirectory.com

Botanical Garden Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

The diverse world of plants is perhaps the weirdest, and most fascinating, of all living things. Bamboo can grow over three feet in one day (you can literally watch it grow). There are 600 species of carnivorous plants, which trap and digest insects, frogs, or small birds (if a vegetarian eats this plant, are they still a vegetarian?). The world’s largest flower, Rafflesia, can grow up to three feet in diameter (how big would a bouquet be…). Do a little digging on your next trip to a botanical garden (not literally!), and see what interesting plant facts you can find. 

View Lesson Plan>>

Camp

About This Venue

Camden Children’s Garden

The Camden Children’s Garden is home to themed gardens, play areas, and educational exhibits. Visitors can see different gardening styles in the Cityscapes Garden, visit a potting shed to learn about growing food, ride the Arrow River Train, play in the treehouse, and more. Educational programs feature gardening and other hands-on, outdoor activities.

contact info

Hrs: Wed.-Fri. 10AM-3PM, Sat.-Sun. 10AM-4PM.

HELPFUL LESSON PLAN(S)

Prepared by FieldTripDirectory.com

Botanical Garden Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

The diverse world of plants is perhaps the weirdest, and most fascinating, of all living things. Bamboo can grow over three feet in one day (you can literally watch it grow). There are 600 species of carnivorous plants, which trap and digest insects, frogs, or small birds (if a vegetarian eats this plant, are they still a vegetarian?). The world’s largest flower, Rafflesia, can grow up to three feet in diameter (how big would a bouquet be…). Do a little digging on your next trip to a botanical garden (not literally!), and see what interesting plant facts you can find. 

View Lesson Plan>>

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