Pear Tree’s ‘Plants and Pollinators’ students went on a field trip to the Vancouver Demonstration Garden on Friday, 7th June.
Maria from City Farm gave Pear Tree’s students a wonderful tour of the gardens. She talked about the numerous plants in the gardens, bugs/insects, and worms.
There were some hands-on things to do, and some multi-sensory experiences: things to smell, taste, touch, and see. There were bees and butterflies, too, so the field trip tied in beautifully with our entire Plants & Pollinators course!
Parents and Pear Tree staff also attended the field trip, and they were able to get involved too. Some of the parents were very knowledgeable about the plants, and it was great that they were able to contribute to the learning. Other parents told us how interesting everything was, how they had never visited the gardens despite living so close, and feeling that they too had learned so much from the trip.
Everyone had an amazing time!
Pear Tree would like to thank Maria and City Farmer for giving our students such an amazing tour of the Vancouver Demonstration Garden.
Here are some sample photos. As you can see, it is an extremely beautiful and interesting place to visit.
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