Educator Resources

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 the Georgia Standards of Excellence or health education standards.

Program Guidelines:

  • Available Tuesday- Friday, 10am- 2pm
  • Presentations are 30 minutes
  • Up to 4 presentations available per day
  • Maximum 30 students per presentation
  • Groups must have chaperones present in each 
  • Select one presentation topic per visit
  • Program includes a self-guided tour before and/or 
    after presentation

Please read the Program Guidelines before registering for your presentation.

Registration is currently closed. 
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For questions or rescheduling contact Zana Pouncey by email at or call 404-591-1547. Reschedule dates are not guaranteed and must be made two weeks in advance.

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.

Presentation Topics

Seed Scientists

Seeds aren’t as simple as they seem. Students will examine the interesting diversity of seeds and their importance to plant life. Georgia Standards of Excellence: SKL1.a, SKL1.b, SKL2.b, SKL2.c

Grade 1:
Flower Dissection

Learn about plants from the inside out! Students dissect plant specimens to examine the parts of a plant and create a nature bracelet. Georgia Standards of Excellence: S1L1.c

Grade 2:
Tree Life Cycle

Ever heard of a tree cookie? What can they tell us about the tree it came from? While these cookies aren’t edible, students will examine them to learn about the inTREEguing life cycle of plants. Georgia Standards of Excellence: S2L1.b

Grade 3:
Carnivorous Plants

Predatory plants! Students get to explore the exciting world of carnivorous plants by getting up close and personal to some fascinating species. Watch those fingers! Georgia Standards of Excellence: S3L1.a, S3L1.c

Grade 4:
Food Chain Bracelets

The best way to learn about the food chain is to make one! Students will understand the role of organisms in the food chain by building their own food chain bracelet. Georgia Standards of Excellence: S4L1.a, S4L1.b

Grade 5:
Microscopic Exploration

Put your camera skills to the test! Students will use microscopes to take “cellfies” of some interesting plant organisms. Georgia Standards of Excellence: S5L3.a, S5L3.b, S5l3.c

Grade 7:
Dichotomous Key

Do you know your Redbud from Tulip Poplar or a Cane Toad from a Gopher Frog? Using the Garden’s collections, students will learn how to utilize a dichotomous key for classification and collect leaf samples to make a key of their own. Georgia Standards of Excellence: S7L1.a, S7L1.b

All Grades:
Garden Taste Test

Learn how food travels from farm to table. During this session students sample fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables and see how they’re grown in the Garden.

All Grades:
Frog Talks

Meet some of the Garden's unique amphibians and learn about their amazing adaptations!