Plants for Food and Fibre (G7) *UPDATED*

Exploring a World Without Plants

It’s easy to take plants for granted – they’re just there. But what would the world be like without them? We answer this question by exploring the many ways we rely on plants. Come participate in a scavenger hunt in the Garden of Life to discover exotic plants that provide us with everything from chocolate to lipstick. Click HERE for a more detailed outline of the program.

Plants for Food and Fibre

Curriculum Connections:

Grade Seven – Plants for Food and Fibre

Length: 90 minutes

Time offered: 10:00am, 12:00pm

Program Fees for 17/18 school year: $225 September - March
                                                            $275 April - June

Program Fees for 18/19 school year:
$225 September - November
$175 December - February (add on a self-guided backpack for free!*)
$280 March - June

*Click here for more information about the self-guided backpacks

 Maximum 37 students

For detailed availabilty please check the Program Schedule

Booking information and guidelines

Please look through our booking procedures to help you fill in a booking form. It includes important information relating to class sizes and chaperones as well as other frequently asked questions.


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