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The Writer's Garret

BookMarks! Show Way by Jacqueline Woodson

In "Show Way" by Jacqueline Woodson, the author tells a tale beginning with her maternal great-grandmother's great-grandmother and their unique way of creating maps called "show ways" to direct travelers north. Participants will collaborate on their own show way quilt and write a short fictional pie...

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Dallas Arboretum

Plants are Alive Root to Fruit Learning Gallery Program - During School Day

How do we know that plants are alive? In this program, students learn about living and nonliving things through hands-on activities and songs. Students explore the gallery to investigate the similarities and differences between the same parts of different plants and share out their findings....

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Dana Proulx-Willis; Storytelling, Mime, Playwriting - Big Thought Artist

Fairy Tale Adventure: "The Musicians of Brementown"

"The Musicians of Brementown" (Story Drama good for Kinder-2nd grade) Join the Rooster, mice, dogs and cats as they journey to Brementown to become musicians and catch some thieves in the process! Music and characterization highlight this story as students work together on staging the retelling in t...

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Dallas Arboretum

Learn, Grow, Eat & Go! Afterschool Program

LGEG grows good kids through an interdisciplinary program combining academic achievement, gardening, nutrient-dense food experiences, physical activity, and school & family engagement. Looking to get more out of an existing garden on your campus? This customizable unit is the perfect afterschool pro...

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Laura Strother - Visual Artist

Summer Camp Revisited: Lanyards, Braids, and Friendship Bracelets, 3rd-5th grade (on campus)

This workshop is a fun way to make handicrafts from yarn, embroidery thread, lanyard thread, beads, and finishing hooks. Working with thread increases hand/eye coordination, persistence, and the ability to follow instructions, crafting work can be taught with different grade levels at the same time....

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Dallas Arboretum

Texas Native Plant Lab - During School Day

Texas is home to a great diversity of flora and this program focuses on plant communities which are specially adapted to survive on the plains, mountains and basins, specifically cacti and succulents. Through hands-on investigations utilizing digital equipment, students refine their scientific obser...

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Teatro Dallas

Bongo Talks

Bongo Talks is a 30-minute interactive performance for elementary age students that explores the power of intuition and imagination as a tool for learning. It explores what we can learn from our own senses and promotes emotional intelligence. Intuition is a learnable and essential skill, it’s the ...

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Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Super Hero Science (Auditorium Show)- On Campus

It’s a bird, it’s a plane — no, it’s Superhero Science! Students will discover the science behind our favorite superheroes and their amazing powers. The program explores topics such as matter and energy, magnetism and electricity, and properties of light....

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Dallas Arboretum

Niños y la Naturaleza: ¡Semillas, raices, tallos! ¡Y más! (Field Trip) - During School Day

This Spanish-language outreach lesson is specifically designed to support your Spanish-speaking early childhood students. How do the different parts of the plant work together to keep it alive? What is the unique role of the roots, stem, leaves and flower? In this lesson, students explore the pa...

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