Educator Resources

Prepare for a visit to the Garden or enhance classroom activities.

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.
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School Tours

The Garden Offers teachers and students the opportunity to experience first hand one of the most diverse plant collections in the country. Each school tour focuses on specific areas of interest.

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DNA Barcoding Teacher Workshop

DNA barcoding is a powerful technique that is used to identify an unknown species using a short DNA sequence. This workshop on August 30 will integrate DNA barcoding into a lesson designed to teach biodiversity.

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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 Georgia Standards of Excellence for science or health education.

Registration is open for the 2018-2019 school year!

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Outreach Program

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 science or health education Georgia Standards of Excellence.

Registration is open for the 2018-2019 school year!

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Teacher Workshop: STEAM Series

Enhance your STEAM curriculum during these four interactive sessions. Each session will be held at a different institution and focus on the connection between conservation and art. Register for all four sessions or just one.

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Homeschool Day

The Garden hosts an exciting day of tours and activities exclusively for homeschool groups and families. Supplement your life science, botanical and environmental studies curriculum by visiting a tropical rain forest and a desert house. Tip-toe through the treetops on the Canopy Walk and observe edible plants in the Edible Garden.

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Classroom Activities

The Garden has a variety of different classroom opporunities. Learn more about the edible garden, amphibians and much more!

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Garden Discovery Activities

Garden Discovery Activities are a great way to learn more about nature and the Garden. These activities can be done individually or with a self-guided group during a visit to the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Each activity is educational and encourages participants to experience the Garden in a new way.

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Free Calhoun Lecture

Every other year, the Garden offers a special opportunity for teachers to supplement their life science curriculum with presentations by leading horticulturists, explorers, and researchers.

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Plant Profiles

Learn more about plants that you can see at the Garden.

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