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School Programs

Experience first-hand one of the most diverse plant collections in the country through our interactive school programs. Each program focuses on specific areas of interest and is paired with curriculum guides.

Virtual Tours

Explore the Garden through real-time, engaging presentations. Free for Title I schools.

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Teacher Training

Request a 30 minute, virtual presentation that introduces teachers to new content and project based learning opportunities. Each presentation gives teachers relevant background information and a STEM project for their students to complete.

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Science at Home

Learn plant science with fun and informative videos and lessons plans from the Garden’s education and programs team.

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Group Visits

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, group rates are currently unavailable. Click here for student guides and activities.

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Southern Seeds

Join our interactive high school program that gives students exposure to conservation methods like micropropagation and seed banking. Students will run experiments to address Garden scientists’ concerns about seed viability and germination rates. Now accepting applications through July 20!

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Summer High School Leadership Summit

Students will learn about various aspects of plant careers under the guidance of Garden staff while gaining invaluable college and career insights from community leaders. Participants will learn about financial planning, resume building and interview techniques and will participate in Garden based activities.

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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. The lectures are free and open to students in grades 6 – 12. After the lecture, participating classes are invited to take a self-guided tour of the Garden.

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