Virginia Native Plant Education Resources
Incorporate Native Plants into your indoor and outdoor classroom!
Below are a variety of activities and lessons to teach with native plants.
Virginia Natural Resources Education Guide chapter on Native Plants
Butterfluff- A kinesthetic activity for learning about native and invasive plants.
Chesapeake Bay Trust activities developed in partnership with Clarke County Public Schools integrating native school gardens in the classroom and outdoors.
Schoolyard botany- lessons and activities developed by Barbara Adcock, STEM coach at Powhatan county schools and awardee of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
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Organizations and helpful resources
The Virginia Native Plant Society, including chapters local to your area
Department of Conservation and
Flora of Virginia Project
Nurseries http://vnps.org/conservation/plant-nurseries/ and ask local nurseries to carry
sustainably propagated plants (from nursery stock or responsibly collected
For further information on native plants
Grasslands Native Plants (PDF)
Riparian Native Plants (PDF)