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This program requires registration before a ticket package purchase.

Explore the science behind sustainable food production and how implementing hydroponics and diverse plant propagation methods work together to feed communities of tomorrow.

For groups of 10 or more.

  • Walt Disney World, Florida
  • Year-Round
  • Elementary, Middle–Junior High, High School, Girl Scout Daisies, Girl Scout Brownies, Girl Scout Juniors, Girl Scout Cadettes, Girl Scout Seniors, Girl Scout Ambassadors
  • Starting Price

Program Overview

The Science Behind the Seeds takes students through Living with the Land at Epcot on an interactive exploration of how science, technology, sustainability and teamwork come together to generate potential solutions to meet the needs of a growing population.

Students will walk away with a comprehensive understanding of how plants are propagated, how various hydroponic techniques function to help vegetation grow, and how integrated pest management can protect the flora from pests and diseases, addressing the issue of how to feed the communities of our world’s expanding population.

Key Learning Points

During this interactive exploration, students will:

  • Discover innovative growing techniques to increase yields and learn how to utilize these methods in their own gardens
  • Discuss how various hydroponic, aquaponic and aeroponic systems provide the essential ingredients that plants need to grow through hands-on activities
  • Uncover the importance of sustainability—how we can do our own part by increasing efficiency while decreasing water and pesticide usage
  • Learn how different forms of pest management can work together, creating an integrated program to combat troublesome pests
  • Get acquainted with exciting alternative fruits, vegetables and grains which can diversify our diets and our gardens

All programs subject to availability. Program content, times, attractions and locations subject to change due to inclement weather, availability or group dynamics. Students must meet minimum age/grade requirements.

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Plan Your Trip

Park Location: Epcot
Program Length: 3 hours
Eligible Participants: Grades K - 12

Below are 6 easy steps for planning your Disney Youth Education Series visit to Walt Disney World® Resort.

  1. Select the program(s) that best suits your group.
  2. Choose the dates you intend to visit. Disney Youth Education Series programs are available year-round. While we will work diligently to accommodate your request, we ask that you identify an alternate program date in case programming is not available on your preferred date.
  3. Submit a Program Request Form. Programs are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Early registration is encouraged to ensure availability of your chosen program.
  4. Upon receipt of confirmation from the Disney Youth Programs team, you may purchase your value-priced group theme park Ticket Packages, which include your first Disney Youth Education Series program. Ask your Disney Youth Representative about adding additional programs during your visit to maximize your experience.
  5. You can also purchase tickets that include other Disney parks or events, including: Disney water parks, Disney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course, Disney's Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
  6. Be sure to request information on food and beverage options and convenient Disney on-site group hotel accommodations.

Additional Guests

Additional Guests are the perfect way to share the wonder and magic of your Walt Disney World® Resort visit. Students, friends and family can each enjoy their own special kind of Disney fun with the same great value-priced Disney Youth Education Series ticket packages!


* The Disney Youth Education Series Additional Guest ticket package does not include participation in the Disney Youth Education Series program.


Additional Information

Disney Youth Representatives can guide you in choosing the programs that best suit your group, plan your food and beverage options and book your Disney Resort accommodations at special group rates.


*A minimum of 10 students is required and a maximum of one (1) adult may attend the program per every five (5) students. Minimum of 1 adult per 15 students must attend the Program. The number of Group Leaders and additional Guests (i.e. chaperones, parents, siblings, etc.) may not exceed the number of students.


Theme park admission is required and all participants must purchase a Disney Youth Education Series Ticket Package to attend any Disney Youth Education Series program. Use of an admission is required for entrance into the park on the date of your program. Tickets are valid for 7 days prior to your arrival date and after departure date. Annual passes, complimentary admission and regular front‐gate admission cannot be applied to the cost of a program.


All programs subject to availability. Program content, times, attractions and locations subject to change due to inclement weather, availability or group dynamics. Students must meet minimum age/grade requirements.

Downloads


Use the downloadable materials below to share the objective and key learning points of this program with other teachers, administrators and parents. Also, refer to these materials for support in writing grant applications.


Download the Program Description Sheet


The program description sheet provides an overview of the experience and the key learning points of the program.


All programs subject to availability. Program content, times, attractions and locations subject to change due to inclement weather, availability or group dynamics. Students must meet minimum age/grade requirements.