Educator Resources

Title I Outreach Programs

Bring the Garden to your School!

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

Program Guidelines:

  • Available Tuesday-Friday 8:30am-2pm
  • Presentations are 50 minutes
  • Maximum 30 students per presentation
  • Up to 5 consecutive presentations may be scheduled per day
  • Breaks between presentations may not exceed an hour
  • Presenters can teach one grade level and one topic per day
  • Teachers or Teaching Assistant must be present for the presentation
  • Schools must be within 20 miles of the Garden
  • Program is free for Title 1 Schools

All spaces for Fall 2019 are full. Spaces for Spring 2020 are still available! 

Registration form

For questions or rescheduling contact Zana Pouncey by email at zpouncey@atlantabg.org 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

Kindergarten:
Spectacular Seeds

Students will use their sense of exploration to investigate if seeds are living or non-living, and create their own “greenhouse” to watch seeds grow.

Grade 1:
Leaf Explorers

Large, small, fuzzy and smooth. Leaves grow in all shapes and sizes. Students identify the parts of a plant and discover the important functions of leaves.

Grade 2:
Busy Busy Bees

Bees are fascinating creatures with very busy lives. Students learn about the life cycle of honey bees and the important roles they play in their hive and in the ecosystem.

Grade 3:
Georgia’s Amazing Amphibians

Could a Poison Dart frog live in Georgia? What about a Gopher frog? Students examine different amphibian adaptations to discover which regions of Georgia are best suited for survival and get to meet live native amphibians.

Grade 4:
Carnivorous Plants - Producers or Consumers

In most food chains, animals eat plants; not the other way around. Students discover the fascinating world of carnivorous plants by examining live specimens and decide what role these meat eaters play in their communities.

Grade 5:
Family Tree

Are broccoli and brussell sprouts related? Students will observe various plant specimens to investigate how plant families are grouped by their features.

Grade 6-8:
Investigating Plant Ecology

Can you build the perfect plant? Students design a plant with various adaptions and see if their plant will survive the longest!

Grade 6-12:
Botanical Careers

Who says plants are boring? Get up close and personal with some amazing plants and find out the perfect plant career to help you change the world. 

All Grades:
Classroom Taste Tests

Can you hear a sugar snap pea? What does a kiwi feel like? As official Garden Taste Testers, students use their five senses and share an exciting experience exploring delicious fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs to encourage healthy eating habits.