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.

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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Homeschool Day

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 visiting a tropical rain forest and a desert house. Tip-toe through the treetops on the Canopy Walk and observe edible plants in the Edible Garden.

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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.