Mr. Sam Uber’s 8th grade Life Science class at ASPV spent the day at the Botanical Gardens exploring the many different plants that are naturally displayed within our dry tropical forest environment. Their learning focused on how these plants have adapted to this unique environment. Each plant that was presented by the very knowledgeable tour guide, along with many others, was observed very closely by all. The students discussed and took notes on these amazing adaptations. Leaves that look like flowers, plants that grow on other plants, landing pads for insects, smells, colors, waxy leaves, dead leaves, desalination, the list goes on and on. By the end of the day, the students realized that every little detail on a plant is there for a reason, and that reason is to help it survive without being able to move.