- What resources will you use to find out what plant you’re looking at?
- Where can you find out more about what might be wrong with your plant?
- How will you know what you can do to help your plant?
- As a small group, find a plant to be your “patient,” whether it’s a plant someone has brought from home, or one that is growing near your meeting place.
- Find out what kind of plant it is and look for any problems it might have.
- Look at its colour, size and leaf shape. Does anything look wrong, like bites out of its leaves, miscolouring or dead areas?
- What could you do to help the plant?
- What (if anything) was wrong with your plant?
- How did you treat your plant? How did you know what to do?
- What can you apply of what you learned to plants that you might have at home?
- Why are plants so important? What role do they play in our world?
Keep it Simple
- Sometimes, all a plant needs to grow is a bit more space! Help your friends or family to re-pot plants, whether that means moving them into a bigger plot, or into a garden outside. Measure your plant before you move it and then a few weeks later to see how much it’s grown!
Take it Further
- Go for a walk in your community or along a local hiking trail. Pay attention to the health of the trees and plants nearby. Can you spot any health problems? What can you do to help them thrive? Partner with a local conservation authority or trail group and help them to keep their trees healthy throughout a season!