Botanical Gardens act as an educational institution for students to get an insight on conservation of endangered plants and as reference for identification of plant specimen to prepare their herbarium. At Staford School, we strive to provide the students with activities and field trip options that are innovative. Combining enquiry-based hands-on activities with the world of fascinating plants, a field trip to NBRI was organized for the students of classes VII and VIII.
Garden Classes give experiences to the students where, by getting their hands dirty they learn about the plants, the important roles they play in our environment, and the ways in which we use plants every day. The trip was designed to engage students with practical, hands-on experiences and content that is aligned to represent a seamless addition to their existing curriculum.
The trip to NBRI offered the students an opportunity to dig deeper into plant Science, learning how plants adapt to different environment, how plants and pollinators interact with each other and how fruits are formed . The students were mesmerized by the tantalizing beauty of flowers displayed in an aesthetic manner.Students discovered that stored inside every seed are all the parts of a plant. They explore the garden in search of seeds that travel by wind, water and animals.
It taught children about life. Just as plants have cycles of life, so do us. Just as plants have uses, so do us. Just as plants need care, so do us. There is life outside of technology, and though we can use technology to learn about plants and how to grow them to better serve humans, if we do not care for them, we limit our own food and oxygen supplies.
It was surely an educational experience that our students will remember for a lifetime!