Plant Adaptations: Mediterranean Biome

by  Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada)

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Royal Botanical Gardens may be on the same latitude as the Mediterranean, but it doesn't have the same climate. Why not? We'll take a look at the physical geography of these two areas and compare - what is different? We'll examine representative Mediterranean plants and the adaptations that have enabled them to survive in this unique climate and environment. How have humans impacted this ecosystem?

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By Request: $140.00
By Request Premium: $135.00

USD for American and other international schools
CAD for Canadian schools.
IMPORTANT: The price will increase to $135 on January 1, 2017. Book a program before that date and pay the 2016 price - $130.

Lesson price is for groups of up to 35 students.
Invoices are sent out at the end of each month.
Payment is accepted in both currencies by cheque/check or credit card.


45 to 60 minutes; longer for higher grades

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12Public Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines

Sciences, Social Studies/History Geography

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Minimum of 48 hours notice is required for all cancellations, excluding cancellations due to nature, i.e., school closed because of snow days.
No cancellation fee will be assessed if you reschedule within two months of the original program date.
If a program is cancelled with less than 48 hours notice, no refund will be given and a cancellation fee ($60) will be charged.

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Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada)

Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Royal Botanical Gardens is a living museum which serves local, regional and global communities while developing and promoting public understanding of the relationship between the plant world, humanity and the rest of nature.

Education at Royal Botanical Gardens encourages environmental stewardship by providing meaningful and diverse learning experiences that connect people with the wild and cultivated plant world. 
With over 12 years experience delivering engaging interactive videoconferencing programs, we offer topics that explore biodiversity, conservation, botany, plant ecology and the environment., Whether you are looking for an insect program; a program exploring wetlands, their functions and human impacts or you want to discover more about a delicious chocolate treat; we have a wide variety of plant-based programs to support and enhance your classroom needs or stimulate and entertain older adults. 
No matter where you are, your group can interact with our educators and scientists.

Karin Davidson-Taylor
905-527-1158 x249

Program Details


1. Participants play a quick quiz with the presenter to review plant parts and functions.
2. We examine and discuss the questions about latitude and climate of the Mediterranean (and the stomata experiment results).
3. We examine and discuss physical traits of representative plants and predict their adaptation.
4. Time is allowed for questions and answers after the presentation as well as during the presentation.


The participant will:
- analyze climographs to determine climate of specified regions
- examine and compare physical traits of plants and predict the adaptation
- engage in a discussion about relationship of climate, environment, and plant characteristics
- develop an understanding and appreciation of importance of plants to humans

Standards Alignment

National Standards

All grades: A1: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry;
A2: Understanding about scientific inquiry;
E3: Understanding about science and technology;
G1: Science as a human endeavour.
NS.K-4.3: Life Science:
C1: Characteristics of animals;
C2: Life cycles of living things;
C3: Organisms and their environments;
F4: Changes in environments.
NS.5-8.3: Life Science:
C1: Structure and function of living systems;
C2: Reproduction and heredity;
C4: Populations and ecosystems;
C5: Diversity and adaptations of organisms;
F2: Populations, resources and environments.
NS.9-12.3: Life Science:
C4: Interdependence of organisms;
C5: Matter, Energy, and Organization in Living Systems;
C6: The Behaviour of Organisms.
NSS-G.K-12.3:Physical Systems:
The physical processes that shape the Earth's surface.
The characteristics and spatial distribution of ecosystems on Earth's surface
NSS-G.K-12.5: Environment and Society:
Understand how human actions modify the physical environment

State Standards

Science - Living Systems
Grade 3: Growth and changes in plants
Grade 4: Habitats and communities
Grade 6: Diversity of living things
Grade 7: Interaction within ecosystems
Grade 10: Biology - Sustainability of Ecosystems; Ecosystems and Human Activity
Grade 11: Physical Geography: Patterns, Processes and Interactions - Geographic Foundations: Space and Systems; Human-Environment Interactions
Grade 4: Plant growth and changes
Grade 5: Wetland Ecosystems
Grade 7: Interactions and ecosystems
Grade 8: Freshwater systems
Grade 10: Science 20: Changes in Living Systems
Grade 9: Social Studies 10.2 Develop skills of geographic thinking