Outreach Programs

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 19 - FEBRUARY 6, 2015
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
A 1:5 student ratio of chaperones to children is required.
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.

GARDEN GROCERIES (PRE-K – 2)
Maximum number of students: 25 for PreK; 30 for K-2

A 1:5 student ratio of chaperones to children is required.
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.

TERRIFIC TREES (PREK – 2)

Maximum number of students: 25 for PreK; 30 for K-2
A 1:5 ratio of chaperones to children is required.
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.

FLOWER LAB (3 – 5)
Maximum number of students: 30
A 1:5 ratio of chaperones to children is required.
Why do plants make flowers? As junior botanists, students learn about flower parts and how flowers, with pollinators help, produce seeds. Students will pot a flower seed to take home.