Sensing Nature

Using their 5 senses, children will explore the Arboretum and find out about the plants and animals living here. As they learn to be "Nature Detectives," they will discover clues of seasonal changes, animal signs and sounds, and plant textures and scents. Children will learn the ways in which their own senses compare to those of the creatures that live here.

Program length: 1 ½ - 2 hours

This program emphasizes the following New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards for Science:

5.1 C: Reflect on Scientific Knowledge,

5.1 D: Participate Productively in Science

5.3 A: Organization and Development

5.3 B: Matter and Energy Transformations

5.3 C: Interdependence

5. 3 E: Evolution and Diversity

5.4 E: Energy in Earth Systems

5.4 F: Climate and Weather

5.4 G: Biogeochemical Cycles