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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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Group Visits

Explore the Garden in small groups using downloadable materials.

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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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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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Teen Volunteer Day

Are you in high school and still need to get some volunteer hours? Get to know the Garden during your February break and help prepare the grounds for spring! Weed, water, prune, mulch and complete other basic outdoor gardening tasks under the supervision of experienced horticulturalists and other Garden staff. Stay tuned for the 2021 date.

2021 Date To Be Announced

High School Internship Program

For seven weeks in June and July, the Atlanta Botanical Garden hosts ten high school students from metro-Atlanta Title I schools during its paid summer high school internship program. Interns work alongside Garden staff to cultivate, conserve, and teach others about our plant collection while gaining invaluable college and career readiness skills from community leaders.

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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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