Virtual School Programs

New for 2020, join us for our Virtual Field Trips at the MUN Botanical Garden!
 

Our virtual field trips are designed to be completed by you at your class' own pace. Pick and choose from a variety of activities, virtual games, self-guided 360 tours, and lesson plans for you to lead in-class, all designed to meet curriculum outcomes. Each class will include educational videos featuring our virtual field trip mascot, Bizzy!

Use these virtual field trips as an introduction to or as review of a unit. MUN Botanical Garden wants to be there to support you and your amazing teaching, and enrich your instruction.

Booking Information:

Price: Only $2/student in 2020!

Time Slots: Virtual Field Trips start on Monday mornings for 2 week slots. Our first slots will start on October 12, 2020.

Booking Details: You will get access to a Google Classroom for 2 weeks. The Google Classroom will have links to all of our educational materials for that virtual field trip. You will also be provided with a Step-by-Step Teacher Guide with detailed descriptions and instructions for leading all activities in your classroom.

Email bgprograms@mun.ca to book your virtual field trip today! 

Check out our sister site, the Johnson Geo Centre, to see the virtual field trips they have on offer with their mascot, Circuit! Click here to visit their site.

Virtual field trips we have on offer starting mid-October, 2020:

Grade 1: Changing with the Times
Grade 3: Can You Dig It?


Grade 1: Changing with the Times

Curriculum Connection:
Unit 1: Daily and Seasonal Changes

Virtual Field Trip Description:
Students will learn about the changes that happen each day and through the seasons in the world around them! They will learn about light and temperature differences, including the basics of reading a thermometer. They will take a look around the MUN Botanical Garden to see how seasonal changes affect our plants. And finally, they will learn how these changes affect animals.

Virtual Field Trip Components:
-5 educational videos with an interpreter and Bizzy the Bee
-4 online games
-1 self-guided 360 tour around the MUN Botanical Garden
-4 lesson plans for in-class activities that you can do with your class

Click here for a more detailed description of the Virtual Field Trip Components and a list of the curriculum links covered.

Email bgprograms@mun.ca to book your virtual field trip!


Grade 3: Can You Dig It?

Curriculum Connection:
Unit 1: Exploring Soils

Virtual Field Trip Description:
Students will learn all about that all-important thin layer that covers the Earth around us! They will learn about the different parts of soil and classifying soils based on their rock particle sizes. They will investigate how well water is absorbed by different soils. Then, they will see why soil is so important to the living things around them.

Virtual Field Trip Components:
-5 educational videos with an interpreter and Bizzy the Bee
-1 video demonstration
-3 online games
-1 self-guided 360 tour around the MUN Botanical Garden
-5 lesson plans for in-class activities that you can do with your class

Click here for a more detailed description of the Virtual Field Trip Components and a list of the curriculum links covered.

Email bgprograms@mun.ca to book your virtual field trip!


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Contact

Botanical Garden

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000