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Enjoy a day at Longwood with your students where you set the pace! For your convenience, we designed self-directed curriculum activities to engage students in meaningful exploration while visiting the Gardens. You and your chaperones will decide how your day at Longwood will unfold since staff and volunteers will not be at the activity locations to lead the lessons. If you have questions, please email email@example.com.
Reservations are required for a self-guided visit. Groups of 15 students or more will be charged $3 for the self-guided group rate. Please consolidate all monies and purchase tickets at our Group Reservation Office in the Visitor Center. To schedule a trip please contact School and Youth Group Reservations at (610) 388-5210 or K12@longwoodgardens.org
Designed to supplement an unguided group visit, curriculum backpacks are appropriate for school groups, youth groups, scouts, and after-school groups ages 6-12. Activities and supplies are created for groups of 15 students. Discovery Backpacks can be reserved for $10, in addition to the unguided group rate. Backpacks are available at the Group Visits Desk in the Visitor Center. A valid credit card is required. Reservations can be made prior to your arrival at 610-388-5210.
Activities include: Create Your Own Garden, Identify Garden Flowers, Magnify Flower Parts, Follow the Map, Add Your Tale, Insects and Flowers, Memory Matching Game, and Flower/Plant Hunt
Activities include: Leaf Search, Bingo in Peirce's Woods, The PA State Tree Search, Bark Rub, The Story of a Tree, Giant Comparison, What Trees Need
Explore the gardens while you complete our engaging activities. Each activity has a teacher page with goals and objectives, suggested materials, and links to standards. Student work pages follow the teacher pages. Please download and print the student pages prior to visiting Longwood.
Welcome to Nature’s Castles tree-inspired curriculum! Included in this document, you will find a range of multi-disciplinary activities targeting grades 3-5 and linked to National and PA state Education Standards. From writing tree poems to understanding vertical and horizontal measurements, students will learn and gain a greater appreciation of trees and their importance, while enjoying Longwood’s magnificent tree houses!
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The Gardens are the perfect place to expand young guests' horizons with a variety of fun and innovative programs.
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Registration now open! Join horticulture professionals from around the globe as they converge to discuss current research and trialing techniques.
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Registration is now open for our 2013 Continuing Education courses!
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