Thank you for considering the U.S. Botanic Garden as an extension of your classroom! Our indoor and outdoor living classrooms offer amazing opportunities for plant-based learning.
Teachers are always welcome to bring students to visit the Garden for their own educational activities. If you're looking for ideas on how to maximize a trip to the U.S. Botanic Garden, please see our Field Trips page. While advance reservations are not required, you may reach out to Children's Education Specialist Lee Coykendall as you plan your visit.
Our How Plants Work: A Guide to Being Green is a plant-based curriculum that helps teachers and chaperones lead students through investigations to discover the intriguing life, structural design, adaptability and resourcefulness of plants.
Each year, the Garden offers special workshops and teacher training opportunities to help engage students in plant-based learning.
Interested in our annual D.C. Teacher's Night? Find out more here.
The U.S. Botanic Garden offers classroom resources for teachers, including a plant family tree and information on starting your own school garden.