Plant-Works, Water-Works

Friday, January 26, 2018
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Sensory Garden


Description: Get into the flow! This experience is all about how water travels through plants' from tiny root hairs that absorb water to stomates that release water vapor from the leaf, observe and test the functions of plants to take in move and use water. Each student will create their own propagation experiment to test the theories of how plants utilize water. Zoom in using microscopes to explore different parts of the plant that transport water, visit our greenhouse to feel the effect of all the leaky leaves, and set up a take home experiment to see how well cuttings do at two different humidity levels. 
Limit 30, Learning Center

Target age range: recommended for 2nd to 4th grades

Cost per child/student: $8 member/$10 non-member, includes program registration for one child and an accompanying adult.

Registration: Register for class number 965-05-22-17 online at by phone call to 612-301-1210. Limited to 30 students.

Sibling policy: Siblings are welcome, but all participating siblings should be registered for the program.

Parent/guardian/educator policy:
 Arboretum admission is not included for non-member adults; take-home plant cutting humidity experiment with data sheet.  

For more information, contact the Arboretum Education Registrars at ArbEdu [at] or 612-301-1210 or visit

Information subject to change. Please check with Minnesota Landscape Arboretum for the most current information.