School Programs

All programs must be scheduled through the education office

at least 3 weeks in advance.

Call us at 817-392-5534 or email bgedu@fortworthtexas.gov!

 

Field Trips to the Garden

We offer field trips for K – 8th grade students! Our programs are TEKS-based and provide science support in an exciting learning experience on our beautiful grounds.  Click HERE for information on our three programs:  Plant A Seed (K – 2nd),  All About Terrariums (3rd – 5th) and Wormania (5th – 8th).

Thanks to our education partners the Fort Worth Audubon Society, 3rd – 5th grade teachers return to school with an “Audubon Adventures” exploration kit.

For high school, we offer a science concept investigation based on your class’s study.

Program Information:

  • Fee is $4 per student.  There is a minimum program fee of $72.00 for one time slot.
  • Programs are 50 minutes long.
  • Scheduled program times are at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
  • For groups of 120+ students, contact the education office.

Plant A Seed and All About Terrariums:  Maximum of 60 students per time slot.

Wormania:  Maximum of 40 students per time slot.

Self-Guided

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden, the oldest botanic garden in Texas, is the ultimate destination for self-guided field trips.  Explore ponds, creeks, wooded acres, meadows and twenty-three specialty gardens. Try our physical fitness objectives designed for various age groups.

Come join us for a great learning experience that’s TEKS compliant and lots of fun!  You’ll discover a world of beauty and nature in our outdoor classroom.  The Self-Guided learning experience includes free admission to most areas of the Garden and free parking.  Click HERE, to download a .pdf version of the Walk About- Talk About guide to print for your students.  Custom design your visit to meet your curriculum and time restrictions!

Outreach

Do you prefer that we to come to you?  Our outreach team will do that- with living plants and hands-on elements for your students in a 40-minute program.

$100 per class (up to 20 students)

2 class minimum, 6 maximum per day

$25 travel fee (w/in 20 miles of BG)

 

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Coming to Fort Worth

March 1 – April 6, 2014

Bring your class to experience the largest exhibit  of live, exotic butterflies in North Central Texas at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden!

Schools may register for

Butterflies, Blooms & BRIT
Your 2 – hour program includes a field trip to BRIT that prepares learners for a visit to the butterfly exhibit at the Botanic Garden.   

Dates: March 3-7, March 17-21, March 24-28, March 31-April 4

Times:  10 am-noon or 12:30-2:30 pm

School groups- max. 60, min. 20, including chaperones

$5 per person, to be paid at time of registration

Botanic Garden:  1 hour for conservatory, gift shop, restroom, and walk to and from BRIT
BRIT:  1 hour for 5 stations- Pollinator exhibit and perfect pollen activity (30 min); butterfly learning stations: behaviors, flowers and color preferences, and butterfly life cycle (30 min)

Bookings for school groups begin in September 2013   Email: tcrole@brit.org

For more information, visit http://www.brit.org

Hosted by the Fort Worth Botanic Garden,
 Fort Worth Garden Club, Fort Worth Botanical Society,
and the Botanical Research Institute of Texas

 Check out the Pollination Partnership Teacher Workshop in the Adult Program section!



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