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 science or health education Georgia Standards of Excellence.

Registration is open for the 2018-2019 school year.

Availability is limited, so register before spaces run out.

Program Guidelines:

  • To be eligible for free Garden presentations, schools must be Title-I designated.
  • Presenters are limited to teach one grade level and one presentation topic per day.
  • Presentations are 30 minutes and may be scheduled between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • The max number of students per presentation is 30 students with a max of three chaperones per session.
  • Up to four presentations may be scheduled per day.
  • Students and chaperones can explore the Garden on a self-guided tour before and after their presentation.
  • A teacher or teacher assistant must be present during each presentation.
  • To reschedule a presentation, contact Zana Pouncey at least two weeks in advance by email at zpouncey@atlantabg.org or call 404-591-1547. Reschedule dates are not guaranteed.

With leadership support from The Coca-Cola Foundation, 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 (Kindergarten)

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

Flower Dissection (Grade 1)

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

Tree Life Cycle (Grade 2)

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

Carnivorous Plants (Grade 3)

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

Food Chain Bracelets (Grade 4)

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

Microscopic Exploration (Grade 5)

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

Dichotomous Key (Grade 7)

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

Garden Taste Test (All Grades)

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.

Frog Talks (All Grades)

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

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