Outreach: Grades 1-6

We Can Bring The Garden to You! These hour-long programs can be done right in your own classroom for up to 25 students per class. All programs are $75 and must be paid 2 weeks in advance. If two or more sessions are scheduled for the same day, each session is $65 per classroom. There is a $10 service charge for schools outside of Shelby County (over 50 miles additional fees may apply) and or evening or weekend programs.


The Mystery of a Flower!

Grades 3-6

Your detectives will discover new sprouts of information as they seek out clues hidden inside a plant. Using their best sleuthing skills, students will help Inspector Nectar solve mysteries like why some flowers are sweet and others smell like rotten meat. The presentation includes a flower dissection that teaches flower structure and seed production.

The Power of Plants

Grades 2-4

BOOM! ZAP! POW! Our green super hero, Captain Chlorophyll, will leap into your classroom and teach your students about the "super powers" behind plants used for food, medicines, and more. They will also get to experience a plant's power first hand as they plant a seed!

The Magic of Seeds

Grades 1-3

Abracadabra, alacazam! Our plant magician, "The Amazing Green Thumb," will share some of nature's tricks with your class and teach about seed dispersal and the life cycle of a plant. Students will discover this magic for themselves as they touch strange seeds, dissect a peanut, and germinate their own "magical" beans.

(PLEASE LET US KNOW IF THERE IS A PEANUT ALLERGY!)

World Candy Explorations

Grades 1-6

Did you know that chocolate, vanilla, licorice, and cinnamon all come from plants? Our intrepid world explorer will excite and motivate your students with a presentation that explores the plant origins of some of their favorite sweet treats. Engaging experiments include making their own mint candies and sampling classroom-made gum! Learn more about the exciting world explorations with Flavor Flores at mybotanicplanet.com

Recycling Made Fun!

Grades 2-6

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle is what your students will be doing after this hands-on experience! Students will examine items that they normally throw away and use creative thinking to come up with ways to turn their trash into treasure and learn about resource conservation! Using old paper scraps, they will make their own hand-made paper creations.


Tie-Dyeing...Naturally!

Grades 1-6

Let nature be the palette as your class learns the age-old tradition of tie-dye. Students will learn about the many different plants that are used to create fabrics and dyes. Each student will get to tie-dye their own t-shirt using modern-day dyes.

(EACH STUDENT WILL NEED TO PROVIDE ONE PRE-WASHED, WHITE T-SHIRT AND PLASTIC GROCERY BAG.)

 


Healthy Foods, Healthy You! 

Grades 1-4

Dig into a feast of knowledge about nutrition that comes from the garden. Learn which parts of plants end up on your dinner plate, what rainbows have to do with a healthy body, and play a part in helping our garden grow! Each student plants their own seed to sprout!


Please complete the form below to request one of these programs.

This form is a REQUEST only.

Once this request is submitted, our program coordinator will email you a confirmation and request for deposit. Your field trip will be finalized upon payment of deposit. 

If you have questions, please contact:

Kristen Zemaitis
kristen.zemaitis@memphisbotanicgarden.com

901-636-4126

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Gina Harris
gina.harris@memphisbotanicgarden.com
901-636-4110

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Central Daylight Time Hours:
9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Central Standard Time (Winter) Hours:
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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Adults $8.00
Seniors (62 & over) $6.50
Children (2-12) $5.00
Children (under 2) FREE
Members FREE
* Handicapped Accessible

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We are located at:
750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN 38117
(Between Park & Southern)

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