Field Trip - Eno Plant Walk

Explore the forests and meadows of the Eno Valley as we wander through the variety that constitutes the vibrant world of plants. We will investigate plant growth and structure, as well as discover how local wild plants shaped the stories and lives of people through time.
  • Kindergarten

    Eno Plant Walk Concepts for Kindergarten include:

    • Exploration of the diversity of wild plants through touch, taste, smell, and stories
    • Physical properties of plants in terms of size, color, shape, etc.
    • Changes in wild plants over the seasons
    • Structure and growth of wild plants
    • Seed dispersal in plants
    • Living vs. nonliving objects

    Essential Standard: K.P.2.1, K.E.1.1, K.E.1.3, K.L.1.1, K.L.1.2

  • 1st Grade

    Eno Plant Walk Concepts for 1st Grade include:

    • Human impact and dependence on local plant life
    • How plants play a role in our ecosystem by using and providing nutrients and energy
    • Exploration of the diversity of wild plants through touch, taste, smell, and stories
    • Changes in wild plants over the seasons
    • Structure and growth of wild plants
    • Seed dispersal in plants

    Essential Standard: 1.L.1.1, 1.L.1.2, 1.L.1.3, 1.L.2.1, 1.L.2.2

  • 2nd Grade

    Eno Plant Walk Concepts for 2nd Grade include:

    • Life cycle of a plant from seed to death
    • Seed dispersal and reproduction in plants
    • Living vs. nonliving objects within an ecosystem
    • Structures and functions of flowering plants required for survival, reproduction, and defense
    • Human impact and dependence on local plant life
    • How plants play a role in our ecosystem by using and providing nutrients and energy
    • Changes in wild plants over the seasons

    Essential Standard: 2.L.1.1, 2.L.1.2, 2.L.2.1, 2.L.2.2

  • 3rd Grade

    Eno Plant Walk Concepts for 3rd Grade include:

    • The parts and function of plant structures (roots, stems, leaves, flowers)
    • Effects of environmental conditions on plant survival and growth
    • Life cycle of plants from seed dispersal to death
    • How water and soil conditions affect plant growth and survival
    • Human impact and dependence on local plant life
    • How plants play a role in our ecosystem by using and providing nutrients and energy
    • Changes in wild plants over the seasons

    Essential Standard: 3.L.2.1, 3.L.2.2, 3.L.2.3, 3.L.2.4

  • 4th Grade

    Eno Plant Walk Concepts for 4th Grade include:

    • Conservation and preservation of native plant species
    • Human depletion and consumption of natural resources
    • Impact of invasive and non-native plants on the local ecosystem
    • Human and animal effects on local plant population
    • Life cycle of plants from seed dispersal to death
    • How plants play a role in our ecosystem by using and providing nutrients and energy
    • Changes in wild plants over the seasons

    Essential Standard: 4.L.1.1, 4.L.1.2, 4.L.1.3, 4.L.1.4

  • 5th Grade

    Eno Plant Walk Concepts for 5th Grade include:

    • The interdependence of plants and animals within an ecosystem
    • Terrestrial vs. aquatic plant life
    • Photosynthesis
    • Producers, consumers, and decomposers within an ecosystem
    • Biotic vs. abiotic factors within an ecosystem
    • Human depletion and consumption of natural resources
    • Life cycle of plants from seed dispersal to death
    • How plants play a role in our ecosystem by using and providing nutrients and energy
    • Changes in wild plants over the seasons

    Essential Standard: 5.L.2.1, 5.L.2.2, 5.L.2.3, 5.L.3.1

  • 6th Grade

    Eno Plant Walk Concepts for 6th Grade include:

    • Exploring the parts of a flower and their function (stigma, pistil, stamen)
    • Cellular respiration in plants
    • Plants’ response to environmental stimuli such as weather, fire, disease, and pollution
    • Dormancy, tropism, and seasonal change in plants
    • Structures and functions of flowering plants required for survival, reproduction, and defense
    • Human depletion and consumption of natural resources
    • Changes in wild plants over the seasons

    Essential Standard: 6.L.1.1, 6.L.1.2, 6.L.2.1, 6.L.2.2, 6.L.2.3