the Arboretum at Tanglewood
The Arboretum at Tanglewood
is an educational partnership for the purpose of providing
a quality center for Landscape,Gardening,Environmental
Stewardship and community interface in the Piedmont
Triad region. We strive to offer hands
on experiences for elementary age youth to encourage
life long learning about our environment. Management
is provided by NC Cooperative Extension and the Arboretum
is maintained by Master Gardeners Volunteers.
youth education programs is an important part of the
gardens. We invite your third graders to participate.
Students will rotate through three sessions or more, depending on your group size, that will last thirty
minutes each. Allow at least two hours for the experience. Programs normally begin at 9:30 a.m. The
sessions are designed to comply with objectives of the Forsyth County 3rd Grade Science Essential Standards.
- Learn about the different parts of a plant. All students will tour our greenhouse.
operation and plant a plant that they will take back to the classroom.
- Learn about the uses of herbs for culinary, medicinal and other uses.
- Learn about the different aspects of soil in our area, layers of the soil and the
importance of soil for plants.
- Learn all about composting with worms as well as in a
- Students will take a walk in our Wildflower Garden and learn to identify the different wildflowers and experience nature.
- Students will discover the importance of trees to our environment.
- Provided only if needed to divide the classrooms into smaller groups. Students will
visit a creek bank and learn about improving water quality and the environment
around a riparian buffer.
If any person requires assistive devices or services in order to participate, please contact
Craig Mauney at 336-703-2850 to discuss accommodations at least 14 days prior to the activity.
To Register: By Fax to 336-767-3557
By Mail to NC Cooperative Extension Service, 1450 Fairchild Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27105.
You will be contacted by the Forsyth Cooperative Extension office to confirm the details of your trip.
For more information, call Craig Mauney at 336-703-2850.
School______________________________________ School Telephone # _________________________
Mailing address _________________________________________________________________________
Teacher (contact person) _________________________ E-mail address__________________________
Teacher cell phone number for day of the program______________________________________________
March 18th - May 17th, 2013
Date(s) REQUESTED for program: (Call for list of available dates)
1st choice ______________________
2nd choice ______________________
Other dates considered by special request
Special needs ________________________________________________
Please complete below
No. of classes _____________
Total no. students __________