Chicago Botanic Garden

Education

Outreach Programs

PHOTO: Outreach Programs

Enrich your curriculum and have the Chicago Botanic Garden come to you! Choose from a variety of programs that feature plant topics appropriate for specific grade levels.

January 20 - February 7, 2014
Monday through Friday
60-minute program(s) between 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
$120 per class (maximum 30 students)
$100 for each additional class on the same day (up to 3 additional classes)
Schools located more than 20 miles from the Chicago Botanic Garden will be charged a $50 mileage fee.

Surprising Seeds (K – 2)
Maximum number of students: 30
What is inside a seed? As junior botanists, students learn about seed parts and how they work together to produce a new plant. Students will pot a seed to take home.

Tentative activities include the following:
• Seed Dissection
• Build-a-Seed

Garden Groceries (Pre-K – 2)
Maximum number of students: 30
Students will discover the relationship between plant parts and the foods we eat. An exploration to study some living examples is included. Students pot an edible plant to take home.

Tentative activities include the following:
• Plant Parts Puzzle
• Plant Parts Sorting

Flower Lab (3 – 5)
Maximum number of students: 30
Why do some plants make flowers? As junior botanists, students learn about flower parts and how flowers, with help from pollinators, produce seeds. Students will pot a flower seed to take home.

Tentative activities include the following:
• Flower Dissection
• Build-a-Flower

New! Terrific Trees
Maximum number of students: 30
A 1:5 ratio of chaperones to children is required.

Let the Chicago Botanic Garden come to you! Through the use of scientific tools and hands-on exploration, students will discover the important role trees play in forest ecosystems right from their own classroom. Students will pot a plant to take home.

Tentative activities include the following:
• Tree Part Puzzle
• Build-a-Tree Activity
• Leaf Sorting and Identification