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Educator Workshops 2014

The Great War Project Educator Workshop
September 18, 2014
MUN Botanical Garden

Location: MUN Botanical Garden, 306 Mount Scio Road, St. John’s
Refreshments provided by the Garden Cafe

MUNBG Instructors:
Todd Boland, B.Sc., M.Sc., MUNBG Research Horticulturist
Christine Byers, B.Env.Sc., MUNBG Environmental Educator
Anne Madden, B.Sc., A.H.T., MUNBG Education Coordinator

Agenda:

1. Welcome, Introductions and Overview of Program Classroom

2. Icebreaker Activity - Newspaper Flowerpot & Planting a Seed
(20 minutes) Classroom

3. PowerPoint Presentation – The Flora of the Somme; A Visual Overview (15 minutes) Conference Room

4. PowerPoint Presentation - Plant Classification Basics
(20 minutes) Conference Room

5. Nature Hike - Ecology Concepts and Plant Collecting
(1 hour) Nature Trail to Oxen Pond

6. Activity - Budding Botanists
(10 minutes) Classroom

7. Demonstration – Plant Preservation: Plant Press and Herbarium Specimens (20 minutes) Classroom

8. Activity – The Dichotomous Key: ‘Keying Out’ Plant Identification
(30 minutes) Classroom

9. Activity and PowerPoint Presentation - Grocery Store Botany
(1 hour) Conference Room

10. Demonstration and PowerPoint Presentation – The Biology of the Flower (1 hour) Conference Room

11. Discussion Group – The Flora of the Somme Conference Room

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