Students learn about California Native Plants. Students will learn about relationships between plants and people with an emphasis on how Native Californians have tended to and benefited from California plant life. Students will be encouraged to investigate their own natural surroundings and tend to and advocate for the well-being of plants.
Teaching Tips for Different Learning Environments
Whole Class In-Person AND Distance Learning:
- Students can map out the locations of the plants in each section of the tour, write the plant name and/or draw an image, and discuss the types of plants in different geographic areas.
- Students can be broken up into groups to look for leaf shape, flower color, size or other physical characteristics, document and discuss the findings.
- Students can also document the uses identified in some of the plants and discuss the various uses of plants – food, medicine, tools, etc.
Links to Associated Resources
- Native Plant Leaf Rubbing Activity (grades K-2) ; Spanish version
- Art in Nature (grades 3-5) ; Spanish version
Educational Programs at the Autry are sponsored by:
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