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Dandelions! Friend or Foe

from Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada)

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Dandelions… some people may see them on their lawn with mixed feelings, but these are amazing, super resilient, and useful plants! Explore how they survive in so many environments and how people use them. Don’t forget to pick a couple of plants, roots and all, to use during the presentation!

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About This Program

Cost

By Request: $140.00
By Request Premium: $135.00



Length

3- = 45 minutes


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

5

Maximum participants:

35


Primary Disciplines

Sciences


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)
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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Programs can be cancelled with at least 48 hours notice unless the cancellation is due to inclement weather. Ideally a test will be conducted before the presentation when in school, but if these are to students at home, technology may be a reasonable explanation for cancelling the program.

About This Provider

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Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada)

Burlington, Ontario, Canada
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.

Contact:
Karin Davidson-Taylor
kdavidsontaylor@rbg.ca
905-527-1158 x249

Program Details

Format

MindsOn:
Where have you seen dandelions?
Discuss why they are there and how they survive?
1. Explore the origins of dandelions - name, location, status, plant relatives
2. Explore the parts of the plant. Participants should have a dandelion plant or two for this program.
3. Discuss the benefits of dandelions - animals, plants, humans.
4. Demonstrate and create two quick activities with dandelion flower stems.
Questions are welcome any time.

Objectives

The participant will:
- develop and appreciation of the history of this plant and it's importance to animals, other plants and humans
- explore the parts of a dandelion
- engage in a discussion about their significant adaptations to survive in various habitats
- take part in a couple of activities that use the flower stem.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.1.SL.1a -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.1.SL.3 -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.2.SL.3 -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.K.SL.3 -- Speaking and Listening
Life Science Progression -- LS1A 3-5 -- Next Generation Science
Life Science Progression -- LS1A 6-8 -- Next Generation Science
Life Science Progression -- LS4D 3-5 -- Next Generation Science
Life Science Progression -- LS4D K-2 -- Next Generation Science

State Standards

Ontario:
Science
Grade 3: Growth and Changes in Plants
Grade 4: Habitats and Communities
Grade 6: Biodiversity
Grade 7: Interactions in the Environment; Form and Function