Online Learning Resources for Families
Kruckeberg Botanic Garden is dedicated to offering educational resources for students and their families. These activities and worksheets are available for download and can be used at the Garden, on a walk around your neighborhood, or even your own backyard.
These Garden-themed programs feature lessons, games, and activities for students of all ages!
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Modeled after our field trip and Garden Tots activities, these themed programs feature games, activities, crafts, and lessons for students of all ages.
FIELD TRIPS: PRESCHOOL – 2ND GRADE
We currently offer a variety of seasonally appropriate field trips for preschool through 2nd grade. Field trips last 60-90 minutes depending on age level and include an introduction, a garden exploration and a related craft project. Cost is $10/child. Email email@example.com to schedule your visit.
You are welcome to visit the garden for free, self-guided tours during regular hours of operation. Space is first-come, first-served and parking is limited. We appreciate prior notice for groups of 10 or more.
AVAILABLE FIELD TRIP THEMES
The Kruckeberg Botanic Garden has a naturalistic design, which feels more like taking a walk through the woods than what many expect of a botanic garden. It is a wonderful place to teach children about the different vegetation layers of a forest. Participants will explore the Garden and make their own miniature forest out of twigs, leaves, and other natural materials found on the ground. Seasonal Availability: Year Round
The Kruckeberg Botanic Garden is a feast for the senses! It is a perfect place for young children to learn how to use those senses to explore the natural world. Our sensory walk will take participants through the garden and then everyone will make their own custom scented sachet out of aromatic plants from the garden. Seasonal Availability: Year Round
With an extensive collection of Maples and other fall foliage plants, the Kruckeberg Garden is alive with color in the fall. Why do some leaves change color in the fall? Learn why leaves are green and why some change color and fall off in the fall. Participants will explore the Garden looking for changing leaves and then make their own colorful leaves to bring home. Seasonal Availability: Autumn
SIGNS OF SPRING
The days might still be gray and rainy, but the signs of spring are all around us, if we know how to look for them. Come to the Kruckeberg Garden to watch the natural world start to wake from a long, sleepy winter. Participants will look for early signs of spring, make a newspaper pot, and plant a seed to bring home. Seasonal Availability: Spring
The Kruckeberg Garden sports an amazing array of different types, sizes, and colors of flowers. Learn about the parts of a flower and its purpose as you explore the Garden on a flower treasure hunt. Participants will then make a colorful flower of their own to bring home. Seasonal Availability: Spring & Summer