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BLANDY EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Blandy Experimental Farm Education Programs are:
- Virginia Science Standards of Learning Correlated
- Aligned with National Framework for K-12 Science Education
- Grade Level Targeted
- Structured to Incorporate Elements of STEM into each Program
- Designed to Emphasize Hands–On, Experiential Learning
- and Integrate Science with other Disciplines
A visit to the State Arboretum of Virginia is more than just a tour or field trip. This is a place to get students excited about science! Our programs feature hands-on learning and investigations to provide children positive and meaningful experiences with the natural world. We are dedicated to teaching science by making it engaging and fun!
All of our programs are designed to meet Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) requirements; science and math standards covered are listed with each program. You may notice that most programs are offered to a range of grades, rest assured that activities are tailored to the specific grade visiting. We use an integrative scientific approach; our programs incorporate science and math SOLs and develop technology and engineering skills.
Our programs are designed to support your classroom teaching, and can be used to introduce new concepts, explore current lessons, or review a unit already covered. There are many options for how these programs can be used to enhance an optimal learning experience for your students. We look forward to participating with you in providing the best possible STEM learning!