Make the Garden your outdoor classroom - a variety of school
Next Generation Science Standards
will make the natural world come alive for your students! Staffed by
volunteers, interns and professional educators, all programs are
provided free of charge to participating groups.
Nature Detectives at San Francisco Botanical Garden
Free guided school walks for elementary students are assigned via
lottery at the start of the school year and again in December. The
application period is now open for walks taking place February
Applications are due in our office by Friday, December 14. Click
for information and application form.
If you are a teacher preparing for a guided school walk, please
for more information.
Children's Garden Multivisit Program
The Children's Garden is the site of this engaging hands-on program
that brings students in kindergarten through third grade for repeat
visits as they learn about their place in the natural world.
Activities are targeted for each grade level and include garden
care, habitat exploration, and observation and sketching. Active
teacher and chaperone participation is required, preference given to
entire grade levels and multiple grade levels from one school.
Contact Gretchen Norrell at
firstname.lastname@example.org for more
Teachers are welcome to bring students of all ages for self-guided
visits and admission is free. Worksheets on
will help older students explore the garden on their own or in
groups. Also, don't forget to check out the extensive children's
collection at the
Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture.
Please contact us at (415) 661-1316 x 407 to let us know of your
plans, and review expectations for
with chaperones and students before your visit. Above all, have a