The Missouri Botanical Garden would like students to learn more about plants! Some plants are just AMAZING —they grow in special ways, can survive in harsh climates, or provide humans with things that we use everyday. So, here’s the challenge:
Choose a plant that does great things for people and tell its story!
Create something to tell the world about your plant and send it to the Missouri Botanical Garden. You must include factual information about your plant’s super powers. Winners will be displayed at the Garden and on our website.
Participants can enter as an individual and/or part of a group. Entries will be divided into elementary, middle, and high school age groups. There will be a first, second, and third place winner, as well as Honorable Mentions for each of the three age groups in the individual and group categories. All participants must complete the Entry Form.
1 hour: Brainstorm about all of the important things we get from plants
1 hour: Pick a plant and research its special characteristics in the library or on-line
1 hour: Draft a way to tell the world about why the plant is powerful
2 hours: Create a final project and submit for the contest by January 31st
5 hours: Learn about the power of plants in a fun and creative way!
Get the full details about the project, objectives, submission guidelines, and deadlines here.
Please let me know if you decide to do this project. I would like to know how it goes. Plus, I am willing to offer any help and advice possible. Remember this website is a resource. Don't hesitate to use it.
Have fun with it!