This program explains the complexity of ant colonies, and teaches fascinating facts about their lives.
OBJECTIVES: Students will have the opportunity to:
- learn the word Myrmecology
- understand ants live within highly developed social structures
- learn how ants impact Earth
- learn about harvester ants that live on the High Plains of Texas
- hear part of the book Hey, Little Ant by Philip Hoose and make a personal decision about the ending
CONTACT: Lisa Cross (806) 352-6513
BOOKING: 806 352 6513
PROGRAM TYPE: Field Trip
LOCATION: 1400 Streit Dr. Amarillo, TX
STUDENT FEE: $2 per student WOWW schools, $2.50 per student non-WOWW schools
TEACHER FEE: 0
ATTENDANCE MIN/MAX: 8-60
SPECIFIC AVAILABILITY: Tuesday and Thursdays
BOOKING DEADLINE: 2 weeks in advance
PROGRAM DURATION: 1 hour 30 minutes
OTHER INFO: One adult for every 25 children required. When booking provide school and contact person’s phone number. Confirm with Amarillo Botanical Gardens 24 hours before scheduled trip. Due to limited space, parents with small children must plan to wait outside program areas.
PRESENTATION FORMAT: Three sessions- lesson, extension activity, tour of tropical conservatory and gardens.
CORE CURRICULUM TIES: science, social studies, language arts (standards upon request)
TEKS: (K.2)A (K.4)A (1.2)A (1.4)A (2.2)A (2.4)A (3.3)A (3.4)A (4.3)C (4.4)A (5.2)D (5.4)A
Science Concepts: (K.10) (1.9)C (1.10)A D (2.9)B (2.10)C (3.10)C (4.10)C (5.9) A B (5.10) A C