Teachers new to Petal Pushers must attend the Teacher Workshop on January 25, 2014.
Please see link at bottom of the page for the Petal Pushers introductory video.
Petal Pushers brings your knee-high naturalists to the Presidio Native Plant Nursery for an A-Z indigenous plant adventure. Through individual and group work, students engage in scientific inquiry and prediction as they explain how plants adapt for survival. At the nursery, students investigate and pose information questions and questions for deeper meaning as they construct their own understanding of adaptation and life cycles of plants. A fun and effective interdisciplinary approach to connect your class to nature and ecology!
Petal Pushers uses the Understanding by Design framework, and aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core Standards. Please click here for the Petal Pushers Understanding by Design grid.
Classroom preparation – lessons delivered by the teacher with resources provided by the park
Classroom assessment - opportunities for students to demonstrate what they have learned through writing stories or illustrated poems based on evidence gleaned during the program
Please click here for a PDF of the teacher's guide and program description.
Did You Know?
Dwight David Eisenhower, the 5-star general who served as the U.S. Army chief-of-staff, visited Fort Mason, between 1945 and 1948, to review the post’s demobilization efforts. In 1952, Eisenhower was elected America’s 34th President.