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Dallas Arboretum

Diversity of Life - After School-Residency

Time Frames
After School
Residency, On Campus Program
4th, 5th


Students learn that within an ecosystem, producers, consumers, decomposers, predators and prey have unique adaptations which allow them to occupy diverse niches. All of these organisms work together forming food chains and food webs which enable an ecosystem to survive. Students investigate different plant and animal adaptations through hands-on activities and experiments. This residency includes one 1.5 hour session every week for seven weeks.

Students Will

  • Compare and contrast food chains and food webs
  • Investigate different ecosystems
  • Discover the ways the earth's resources help plants grow and change
  • Make their own ecosystem


Dates: Monday-Friday
Times: 3:15PM-4:45PM
Duration: One 1.5 hour session for seven weeks
School Fee: $1505 flat rate per unit
Minimum Attendance: 15
Maximum Attendance: 30
Bilingual: No
Technical Needs:
Other Information: Maximum 30 students per session.

Scheduling / Booking

Instructions: For additional information or to make a reservation, e-mail us at [email protected] (preferred), call (214) 515-6540 or fax your reservation to (214) 515-6578. Reservation forms can be found on the Education page at at *Please note: A field trip or outreach request form must be completed in order to reserve your program. An email with desired program and voucher number is not sufficient to reserve your spot.* Financial Aid may be available to reduce the cost of your field trip. See education website for full details.
Deadline: Please email [email protected] or call 214.515.6540 to book your program prior to voucher expiration
Cancellation Policy: Cancellation Policy: A non refundable deposit or an Arts Partners voucher and approval code is due within 10 business days of booking your program. Your remaining balance is due two weeks before your scheduled visit date. A program is confirmed when you receive your contract by e-mail. Should inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances prevent the program from taking place as scheduled, the Arboretum will work with you to reschedule. Changing dates for a program can be made with sufficient advance notice and we will make every effort to reschedule your program to an alternate date. *No refunds will be given for absent students. All programs will begin promptly at the time scheduled. The Dallas Arboretum is not responsible for groups who arrive late. *Cancellation of the program after confirmation is subject to full payment.
After School Policy: After School Policy: An on site teacher or after school staff person must be present for the duration of the workshop. All student participants must adhere to the policies and procedures of the provider program as well as the rules and regulations of the school/ site itself. School/site must provide a clear, clean space or classroom for each session.

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