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 (40-60 min for grades 6-12)
  • Up to 4 presentations available per day
  • Maximum 30 students per presentation
  • Groups must have chaperones present in each presentation
  • Select one presentation topic per visit
  • Program includes a self-guided tour before and/or after the presentation
  • Onsite bus parking is $5 per bus

Please read the Program Guidelines before registering for your presentation.

Registration is full for the 2019-2020 school year. Complete the Interest Form to be added to the wait-list.

interest form

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

Garden Senses

Taste, touch, listen, and explore some of Georgia’s most interesting plant specimens to examine their diverse adaptations.

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.

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.

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!

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.

Grade 5:
Microscopic Exploration

Put your camera skills to the test! Students will use microscopes to take “cellfies” of some interesting plant organisms.

Grades 6-12:
Budding Botanists

Students will practice collecting and recording data using some of the same techniques as our Conservation Team. See how many plant species you can correctly locate and identify!

Grades 6-12:
Botanical Careers

Whether you aspire to be an artist, scientist, doctor, or engineer, there is a plant-based career for you! Learn about jobs around the Atlanta Botanical Garden and see which one would be right for you!

Grades 9-12:
Environmental Art

Inspired by the environmental artworks of Andy Goldsworthy, students will create an ephemeral art installation in Storza Woods using natural materials found in their surroundings.

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!