Garden of the Coastal Plain

The Garden of the Coastal Plain is 11-acres of gardens on an early 20th-century farmstead, filled with native and heritage plants for viewing. Programming incorporates roleplaying activities in science and social studies-based activities. Groups can learn in the one-room Oak Grove  schoolhouse, dress as Eleanor Roosevelt or Paul Revere, become a colonist, tax collectors, and more. Science programming includes becoming a botanists, then representing a variety of organisms. Groups may also participate in a recycling relay, and learn about their ecological footprint and how to shrink it. Archaeological digging activities are also available. 
 
Contact Info
Address: 1505 Bland Avenue, Statesboro, GA 30458. Bulloch County. Tel: 912-871-1149. Email: garden@georgiasouthern.edu. Website: www.academics.georgiasouthern.edu/garden. Hrs: Mon.-Fri. 9:30AM-5:30PM.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: K-12. Activity Type: Guided Activities, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Fee/Free. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Botanical Garden Lesson Plan

The diverse world of plants is perhaps the weirdest, and most fascinating, of all living things. Students act like plant hunters to observe plant life. Do a little digging on your next trip to a botanical garden (not literally!), and see what interesting plant facts you can find.... Continue