Tropical Plant Adaptations

by  Longwood Gardens

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Travel through Longwood’s Conservatory and get an up-close look at our tropical plants. Identify characteristics of the tropical climate and how plants have adapted to survive. Interact with an Educator and explore these amazing adaptations through video, images, and live plants during this curriculum-based lesson.

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About This Program


By Request: $0.00


Longwood Gardens provides all of our virtual field trips free of charge for K-12 schools in an effort to make our program accessible to all students.


45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

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Booking Information

Programs are available Tuesdays through Fridays from September through May. All programs should be requested at least 2 weeks in advance. Registration for the 2023-2024 school year begins August 22, 2023 and ends April 1, 2024. Please call (610) 388-5217 or email VirtualFieldTrips@longwoodgardens.org if you need assistance.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Please cancel programs at least 48 hours in advance. With the exception of inclement weather situations, schools that do not cancel in advance will be denied participation in other programming for that school year and possible future programs.

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Longwood Gardens

Kennett Square, PA
United States

One of the world's great gardens, Longwood's story is one of legacy, innovation, and stewardship. Our Gardens are a living expression of all that our founder, Pierre S. du Pont, found inspiring, meaningful, and beautiful. From the intricate fountain systems to the meticulous gardens to the architectural grandeur, awe-inspiring discoveries await at every turn. Longwood Gardens provides curriculum-based lessons taught by our talented Educators. Lessons include hands-on activities for students to complete as they explore our beautiful Gardens.

Kellie Saraceno

Program Details


1.Welcome to Longwood Gardens and the program
2.Define adaptation and discuss why it is necessary for plants to adapt
3.Explore the tropical rainforest in the Amazon
4.Travel through Longwood’s Tropical Terrace located in our 4-acre Conservatory
5.Get an up-close look at unique tropical plants
6.Review key concepts learned throughout the lesson and design your own tropical plant
7.Close with question and answer session


Students will…
- Describe characteristics of a tropical climate
- Understand that plants adapt to their environment to meet their basic needs to survive
- Identify adaptations necessary for a plant to survive in the tropical rainforest

Standards Alignment

National Standards

NS.K-4.3 Life Science
As a result of activities in grades 3-4, all students should develop understanding of
- The characteristics of organisms
- Life cycles of organisms
- Organisms and environments

NS.5-8.3 Life Science
As a result of activities in grades 5-6, all students should develop understanding of
- Structure and function in living systems
- Regulation and behavior
- Populations and ecosystems
- Diversity and adaptations of organisms