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Virtual Tours

Register for your Fall 2021 Virtual Tour with the Atlanta Botanical Garden Education Team! Tours are FREE for Title 1 schools. Please read the program specifics below before scheduling your tour. Further questions can be sent to Lorin Boren at lboren@atlantabg.org.

Program Specifics

  • Virtual tours are available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.
  • Fee: $100, or free for Title I schools. Payment must be received two weeks prior to the program for non-Title I schools.
  • Length: 30 minutes, including time for questions
  • Program minimum: 10 students
  • Program maximum: 35 students
  • Program Delivery Mode: virtual conferencing platform co-hosted by teacher,  Zoom preferred
  • Please no recording of tours
  • Teachers must be in attendance throughout the virtual tour whether they are in person with their students or if their class is remote and connected through virtual learning.
  • Technology support sessions are available if teachers require assistance connecting to virtual tour platform.

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Virtual Tour Topics

Carnivorous Plant Exploration (3-12th)

Sticky, stinky, slippery, plants. Travel to Georgia’s wetland bogs from your classroom to get an up close view of our native bug-eating plants in action. Discover why these plants have developed an unusual appetite and how they manage to trap and digest their prey.

Standards: S3L1.a, S3L1.b, S3L1.c.S3L2.a, S3L2.b , S4L1. a. b, S7L4.a., SCE1.b, SEC3.c ,SBO5.a, SBO5.c

3rd-5th: Carnivorous Plants Pre/Post Visit Materials
6th-12th: Carnivorous Plants Pre/Post Visit Materials

Desert Discovery (K-12th)

Learn about the unique properties of medicinal plants that are found in desert habitats. Explore the adaptations needed for plants to thrive in harsh environments.From spikes to succulents, the plants in the Garden’s desert house are beautiful demonstrators of diversity.

Standards: SKL2.b,S1L1.b, S2L1.a, S2L1c, S3L1.a , S7L1.a, S7L4.a.d, SEC3.d ,SBO5.a, SBO5.c

K-2nd: Desert Discovery Virtual Tour Pre/Post Visit Materials
3rd-5th: Desert Discovery Virtual Tour Pre/Post Visit Materials
6th-12th: Desert Discovery Virtual Tour Pre/Post Visit Materials

Frog Talks (K-5th)

Meet a few members of the Garden’s amphibian collection and study their adaptations and behaviors with our knowledgeable Education Team. See how we care for our animals while learning about amphibians habitats, life cycles, and relationships with plants.

Standards: SKL1.b, SKL2.a,SKL2.c, S1L1.b S1L1.c, S2L1.a.dS2L1.d S3L1.a,S3L1.b, S3L1.c, S3L2.ab,S4L1.a, S4L1.b, S4L1.c, S5L1.a

K-2nd: Frog Talk Pre/Post Visit Materials
3rd-5th: Frog Talk Pre/Post Visit Materials

Plant Careers (6-12th)

Are you creative, like to work with your hands, or spend your time solving problems? Whatever your strengths, there’s a plant career for you! Based on your class’ choices, our Garden staff will highlight three plant careers and take you behind the scenes to show you a day in the life of working with plants.

Standards: S6E6.b, S7L3.c, SB2.c, SB3.c, SB5.d, SB5.e, SEV4.b, SEV5.d, SBO6.a

Plant Careers Pre/Post Visit Materials

Rainforest Ramble (K-12th)

Immerse your students in the Garden’s Tropical Rotunda, surrounded by tall trees, hanging vines, and trilling frogs. Test your knowledge of the rainforest biome and discover what features plants have developed to help them adapt to this warm and wet environment as you follow our safari guides from the comfort of your classroom.

Standards: S1L1.a,S1L1.b, S2L1.a, S2L1c, S3L1.a, S5L1.b, S7L4.a d, .SEC3.d SBO5.a, SBO5.c

K-2nd: Rainforest Pre/Post Visit Materials
3rd-5th: Rainforest Pre/Post Visit Materials
6th-12th: Rainforest Pre/Post Visit Materials

Garden Overview (K-12th)

Get to know the Atlanta Botanical Garden! Explore our renowned plant collection as you enjoy the beautiful array of gardens in this 30 acre urban oasis.

Standards: SKL1.b., SKL2.b., S1L1.b, S2L1.d, S3L1.c, S5L1.b, S7L4.d

SUPERnatural Art Exhibition (K-12th)

Experience the nature inspired SUPERnatural: Aerial Art in Motion, Glass Art in Bloom featuring artists Patrick Shearn of Poetic Kinetics and Jason Gamrath. Seeing is believing when it comes to the larger than life glass floral sculptures on display in Gamrath’s Glass Art in Bloom. Take a behind the scenes look at the creation of Poetic Kinetics’ Dream Flora “skynet” that flows through the Storza Woods canopy.

Standards: SKL2.b, S1L1.a, VA1.CR.1.a, VA1.RE.1.c, VA2.RE.1.b, VA3.RE.1.d, VA4.RE.1.d,VA6.RE.1.c, VA6.RE.2.b, VA7.RE.2.c, VA7.CN.3.c, VALSAD.RE.3.a,