Science & Nature

Getting to Know Your Garden Club for Upper Elementary: Protecting Pollinators

In this four meeting course beginner gardeners will learn about amazing pollinators including birds, bees and butterflies.
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40 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 4 weeks

8-11

year olds

3-6

learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
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Class Experience

Students will come away from the course with knowledge of how to garden for pollinators in order to meet their needs and promote a healthy pollinator population in their yards.  
I am the leader of our county 4H Garden Club and regularly educate students in the club about caring for gardens.  I serve as a project advisor overseeing 4H plant related projects also.  I have enjoyed gardening on my own property for many years.  I have a thriving herb and butterfly garden and raise butterflies throughout the summer. 
This course is best used as a partner to growing one's own garden, however, this is optional.  Families can determine for themselves how they would like to spend their time in this endeavor.  In growing season, families might expect to spend about 2 or more hours a week caring for their personal gardens depending on the size and scope of their projects.  Learners are also invited to keep a journal of observations to share with their classmates.  Students are encouraged to complete the homework but not required to complete any work outside of class.  
Students and families may decide on their own what supplies they need for their garden depending upon their gardens requirements.  Families may find it helpful to invest in the following items:  garden gloves, wheel barrow, hand trowel, digging shovel, digging spade, bow rake, digging fork, pruning sheers, hose and watering can. Learners can contribute show and tell items weekly for the club portion of class in form of plant samples or pictures.  On the first week of class learners can bring a glass, ceramic or terracotta dish and enough small rocks or marbles to fill the bottom of the dishes.  Learners will also need a journal to record their observations of pollinators.
40 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
Growing a personal garden is an optional component to this course.  Children will likely need adult assistance to practice caring for their garden at home. 

Teacher

Erica DelpEarly Elementary Teacher
126 total reviews
99 completed classes

About Me

I have been teaching for more than fifteen years and seeing students become excited about learning never gets old!  I want to inspire learners to be the best young people they can be by sharing interesting ideas, fostering creativity and... 
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