School & Group Catalog

Watermelon Magic

Program
Field Trip @ OMSI
Type & Format
Films
Duration
25 min
Grade Level
PreK-5, Adult
Subject
Earth + Space, Life, Early Childhood
Season
Year-Round
Cost
$
5
Per
Person for School Groups

This program must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance to receive group rates.

Designed for children Pre-K through 5th grade to share with their families, caregivers and teachers, Watermelon Magic is a sweet combination of story and science devoted to one of our most basic human needs: healthy food. Audiences will delight in this nearly wordless burst of color and music. Weaving together documentary and narrative elements, Watermelon Magic chronicles a season on the family farm, as young Sylvie grows a patch of watermelons to sell at market. The film pairs high-resolution stills at varying shutter-burst frame rates with stunning time-lapse sequences to trace the journey from seed to flower to fruit. When harvest time arrives, Sylvie must decide if she will share her precious watermelon babies with the world.

Combine this program with your field trip to the museum!

A minimum of 2 weeks' advance notice is required for all registration requests. If you have questions, please contact us at 503.797.4661 or register@omsi.edu.

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OMSI Supports educators in fulfilling NGSS requirements by providing corresponding programming, opportunities, and resources for them and their students. To learn more about specific ways in which OMSI programs align with and fulfill science standards reach out to the Inbound Sales team at 503-797-4661.