Operation Pollination

by  Longwood Gardens

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Discover the connection of living systems and investigate why and how flowering plants have developed with their pollinator partners. Gain an appreciation of this delicate relationship by identifying adaptations of plants and pollinators. Interact with an Educator and explore this amazing process through video, images, and live plants during this curriculum-based lesson.

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About This Program


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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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Primary Disciplines

Sciences, Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode


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 pollination and identify types of pollinators
3. Determine why pollination is important
4. Discover how the process of pollination occurs
5. Introduce ways to build habitat to support pollinators
6. Review key concepts learned throughout the lesson
7. Close with question and answer session


The participants will...
- Describe the process of pollination
- Explore the relationship between flowers and pollinators
- Understand the importance of pollinators

Standards Alignment

National Standards

As a result of activities in grades K-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 5-8, all students should develop an understanding of
• Structure and function in living systems
• Reproduction and heredity
• Diversity and adaptations of organisms