Plant Survival

by  Longwood Gardens

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Interact with an educator as you explore desert and tropical plant survival adaptations through video and images with focus on live plants during this curriculum-based lesson.

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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.


30 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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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 2022-2023 school year begins August 23, 2022 and ends April 1, 2023. This is a curriculum-based program designed for students in grades 7- 12. 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 Longwood's plant collection and identify adaptations
4. Review key concepts learned throughout the lesson
5. Close with question and answer session


Students will…
- describe characteristics of desert and tropical climates.
- understand that plants adapt to their environment to meet their basic needs to survive.
- identify adaptations necessary for plant survival in extreme climates.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

NS.5-8.3 Life Science
As a result of activities in grades 7-8, all students should develop understanding of
- Structure and function in living systems
- Regulation and behavior
- Populations and ecosystems
- Diversity and adaptations of organisms

NS.9-12.3 Life Science
As a result of activities in grades 9-12, all students should develop understanding of
- Biological evolution
- Interdependence of organisms
- Behavior of organisms