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Guided Field Trip Programs

Guided programs are led by trained facilitators who will engage your students with hands-on activities aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards and that focus on the plants and habitats found at the Garden. Field trips include outdoor exploration activities, so please dress for the weather.

Programs cost $120 per class. Kindergarten – 12th grade workshops have a maximum of 30 and PreK workshops have a maximum of 25 students. Chaperone to student ratios are dependent on grade level with a limit of 8 chaperones per class. Available dates vary with the program.

Workshops are 60 minutes long unless otherwise noted. For 60 minute programs your workshop time will be scheduled at either 10 a.m. or 11:15 a.m.  This allows your groups time to explore the rest of the Garden and to potentially take advantage of Tram Tours and Exhibitions when in season.

Homeschool Groups
We welcome you to register for field trips to the Garden. If your homeschool group includes a range of ages, please review our complete program descriptions and select a program that best matches your group’s grade level and knowledge base.

Guided Programs 2015-16 Schedule

Fall 9/1 – 11/13/2015

PreK-K 

Discovering Plants
Science with Your Senses

Grades 1-2

Surprising Seeds

A Walk in the Woods (90 min)—until 10/16

The Wonders of Worms & Soil

Grades 3-4

Insect Investigations—until 10/16

Flower Lab

The Wonders of Worms & Soil

Grades 5-6

Pondering the Prairie (90 min)—until 10/16

Ecosystems and Plant Adaptations

Plant Propagation

Grades 7-12

Water Quality Field Study (90 min)—until 10/16

Biodiversity Field Study (90 min)

Holiday 11/30 – 12/18/2015

PreK-K

Trees and Trains (90 min)

Grades 1-2

Trees and Trains (90 min)

The Wonders of Worms & Soil

Grades 3-4

Flower Lab

Grades 5-6

Plant Propagation

Grades 7-12

Photosynthesis Lab (90 min)

Orchid Show 2/16 – 3/11/2016

PreK-K

Outrageous Orchids: Sensational Explorers (90 min)

Grades 1-2

Outrageous Orchids: Plant Parts Investigation (90 min)

Grades 3-4

Outrageous Orchids: Plant Parts Investigation (90 min)

Grades 5-6

Outrageous Orchids: Peculiar Pollinators (90 min)

Grades 7-12

Outrageous Orchids: The Mighty Rainforest (90 min)

Early Spring 3/14 – 4/8/2016

PreK-K

Discovering Plants

Science with Your Senses

Grades 1-2

Surprising Seeds

The Wonders of Worms & Soil

Grades 3-4

Flower Lab

Grades 5-6

Plant Propagation

Ecosystems and Plant Adaptations

Grades 7-12

Photosynthesis Lab (90 min)

Spring 4/20 – 6/3/2016

PreK-K

Discovering Plants
Science with Your Senses

Grades 1-2

Butterflies and Bumble Bees
Water Bugs

Grades 3-4

Wonders of Worms and Soil
Partners in Pollination
Mighty Macros

Grades 5-6

Pollinator Preference
Lake Investigations

Grades 7-12

Water Quality Field Study (90 min)
Biodiversity Field Study (90 min)