Case 6 - Background Information
This session should be a culmination of the Great Plant Escape
curriculum. It is a time to celebrate the students' achievements
and to have a harvest festival and judge the students' lettuce
To judge the lettuce, you may wish to invite a person from the
Extension office, a master gardener, or a horticulturalist. The
standards for judging the lettuce include leaf color, plant development,
and growth. Every student should receive a Great Plant Escape
for participating in the program.
You may want to have food be a part of the celebration. Consider
items like strawberry or pumpkin muffins, carrot cake, zucchini
bread, sunflower seeds, peanuts, fresh vegetables with a dip,
or a fresh green salad. Or you could have an entire meal or picnic
and feature foods the students have studied.
Invite parents and people in the community to the celebration.
At the end of the celebration, present each student with a Great
Plant Escape T-shirt for completing the project.