Soil and Water Conservation for Kids

Program Information

This lesson will explain the importance of Earth’s soil and water. And how we can protect as well as conserve these nonrenewable resources for our future.

OBJECTIVES: Students will have the opportunity to:

  • learn the difference between soil and dirt
  • understand how soil is formed and that it can be geographically different
  • review the water cycle
  • learn how they and their families can conserve water
  • learn how the Amarillo Botanical Gardens conserves water

CONTACT: Lisa Cross (806) 352-6513

EMAIL: lisa@abgardens.org

BOOKING: 806 352 6513

PROGRAM TYPE: Field Trip

GRADES: 3-6

LOCATION: 1400 Streit Dr. Amarillo, TX

STUDENT FEE: $2 per student WOWW schools, $2.50 per student non-WOWW schools

TEACHER FEE: 0

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

TEKS: 1.7(A) 1.7(B) 2.7(B) 2.(C) 3.1(B) 3.7(A) 4.7(A) 4.(C) 4.8(B) 5.8(B)