Educator Resources

School Programs

Bring your students to the Garden to experience first hand one of the most diverse plant collections in the country. Each school tour focuses on specific areas of interest and is paired with curriculum guidelines.

STEAM Teacher Series

Enhance your STEAM curriculum during five interactive sessions at the Garden, Georgia Aquarium, High Museum of Art, Zoo Atlanta and the Michael C. Carlos Museum. Each session focuses on connections between conservation and art.

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Guided Tours

Docent-led tours that correlate with grade level curricula are available to groups of 10-50 students.

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Self-Guided Tours

Explore the Outdoor Gardens, the Fuqua Conservatory and the Children’s Garden using downloadable Garden Adventure Packs to help elementary students self-guide through the Garden.

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Title I Garden Experiences

The Garden offers Title I designated schools free entry to the Garden with a 30-minute instructor-led activity. Each 30-minute presentation offers interactive, hands-on activities supporting science or health education Georgia Standards of Excellence.

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Title I Outreach Programs

The Garden offers Title I designated schools in the Atlanta area FREE classroom presentations. Each 50-minute presentation offers interactive, hands-on activities supporting science or health education Georgia Standards of Excellence.

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Teen Volunteer Day

February 17: Are you in high school and still need to get some volunteer hours? Get to know the Garden during your February break and help prepare the grounds for spring! Weed, water, prune, mulch and complete other basic outdoor gardening tasks under the supervision of experienced horticulturalists and other Garden staff.

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High School Internship Program

For seven weeks in June and July, the Atlanta Botanical Garden hosts ten high school students from metro-Atlanta Title I schools during its paid summer high school internship program. Interns work alongside Garden staff to cultivate, conserve, and teach others about our plant collection while gaining invaluable college and career readiness skills from community leaders.

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Homeschool Day

May 20: The Garden hosts an exciting day of tours and activities exclusively for homeschool groups and families. Supplement your life science, botanical and environmental studies curriculum by observing the diverse plants growing in the Fuqua Conservatory such as tropical conifers, breathtaking orchids, bizarre succulents and more.

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Educator Day

Calling all educators! Enjoy a free day of exploration in the Garden, and discover why the Garden is a fabulous place to bring students and have fun.

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Calhoun Lecture

Every other year, the Garden offers a special opportunity for teachers to supplement their life science curriculum with presentations by leading horticulturists, explorers and researchers. The lectures are free and open to students in grades 6 – 12. After the lecture, participating classes are invited to take a self-guided tour of the Garden.

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With leadership support from The Zeist Foundation and Wells Fargo Foundation, Title I schools are eligible for free programming at their school or at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.