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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
  • Presenters can teach one grade level and one topic
    per day
  • Teachers or Teaching Assistant must be present for
  • Schools must be within 20 miles of the Garden
  • Program is free for Title 1 Schools

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

Spectacular Seeds

Become seed scientists in this presentation! Students use their senses to investigate the delightful life and diversity of seeds. Georgia Standards of Excellence: SKL1.a, SKL2.b, SKL2.c

Grade 1:
Leaf Explorers

Large, small, fuzzy and smooth. Leaves grow in all shapes and sizes. Students explore plant samples to identify this part of a plant and discover its important functions. Georgia Standards of Excellence: S1L1.a

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. Georgia Standards of Excellence: S2L1.a, S2L1.c, S2L1.d

Grade 3:
Georgia’s Amazing Amphibians

Georgia is home to a diverse group of amphibians. Students examine different amphibian adaptations to discover which regions of Georgia are best suited for survival and observe live native frog and salamander species. Georgia Standards of Excellence: S3L1.a, S3L1.b, S2L1.c

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. Georgia Standards of Excellence: S4L1.b

Grade 5:
Amphibian Classification

Amphibians are a diverse and fascinating animal group. Students work together to determine the unique characteristics of amphibians and how they are related to other vertebrate animals using live specimens! Georgia Standards of Excellence: S5L1.a

Grade 7:
Georgia Tree I.D.

Do you know the name of that tree? In this presentation, students examine leaf samples and utilize dichotomous keys to identify the species of Georgia’s native trees.

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.

DNA Barcoding for the Budding Biologists

Learn how scientists at the Atlanta Botanical Garden are using DNA barcoding to identify new species, show relationships between organisms, and preserve biodiversity in the field and create an orchid barcode.

Balancing Act: Keeping Habitats Healthy

Humans have a huge impact on the environment. Take a look at what factors can contribute to habitat collapse and what we can do to make sure our environmental systems remain stable. Georgia Standards of Excellence SB5.