Looking for an outdoor adventure to engage Pre-K-12 explorers this school year?
STEM Challenges will give your group the chance to explore and discover the Fort Worth Botanic Garden while providing hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) activities related to a variety of garden spaces. Field trip groups will also receive materials to complete an Engineering Design Challenge, where students will apply their field trip observations and findings to complete an engineering project back in the classroom or at home!
This program is at capacity through July 2023. Self-Guided Field Trips are still available, or we would love to see you in the Fall!
Tuesday – Friday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm or 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
$7 /student $5 /adult
Minimum fee of $140 for groups of 20 participants or fewer
Discounted rates are available for Title One schools. Details available upon submission of a completed date request form, linked below.
Each experience includes:
Spring 2023 is now at capacity, but these STEM Challenges will return in Fall.
•Pre-K – 2nd: Sensational Seeds – Discover the processes and cycles of plants and weather through hands-on STEM activities such as seed dissection and a meteorology station. Then apply your findings to the Engineering Design Challenge back in the classroom!
•3rd – 5th: Ecoregion Exploration – Discover Texas as you explore a variety of ecoregions and habitats including forests, deserts, and prairies in the Fort Worth Botanic Garden! Learners will investigate natural resources and gain a greater understanding of energy conservation and habitat preservation. Then apply your findings to the Engineering Design Challenge back in the classroom!
•Middle/ High School: Sustainable Systems – Discover how our water and soil systems work together! Investigate the Garden to gain a greater understanding of conserving natural resources through sustainability practices. Then, apply your findings to the Engineering Design Challenge and create your very own sustainable landscape back in your classroom!
Education Operations Specialist
STEM Challenges give Pre-K – 12th Grade students the chance to explore and discover the Fort Worth Botanic Garden while providing interactive Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) activities both on-campus and off.