First Grade

Tree Cycles
60 minutes

Students will explore the living and non-living things found throughout the various habitats of Dunwoody Park. By participating in a variety of activities such as a tree life cycle scavenger hunt and a plant survival game, students will experience how and why trees change during the seasons of the year.
Meets GPS S2CS5, S2L1, ELA2R3

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Millkweed to Monarchs
60 minutes

Do you know what Milkweed plants need to survive?  Students will discover through a game what Milkweed plants and other pollinator plants need to survive.  The Milkweed plant is a very important plant for the Monarch butterfly.  Students will tour our Butterfly Garden understanding the needs of both the Milkweed plant and Monarch butterfly.
Meets GPS S1L1

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Plant Parts
60 minutes

What makes a plant a plant? What is the inner structure of a tree? Complement your classroom learning with this hands-on field study of plants in Dunwoody Park. Students will learn about the needs of all plants, identify plant parts and their functions, and review photosynthesis. Meets GPS S1CS4, S1CS5, S1CS7, S1L1, ELA1R5

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