Educator Workshops

Memphis Botanic Garden offers several science and nature-based teachers' workshops throughout the year.

These workshops are designed to supply educators with knowledge, curriculum, and resources for exciting hands-on activities. Workshops include Project Wild, Project Wet, Nature Explore, Project Learning Tree, Early Childhood, and more.

All workshops help educators meet multi-disciplinary standards, while incorporating an appreciation and understanding of our world.

Each year, we also host a Teacher Preview Night, to give our educators a taste of what programs we'll be offering over the coming academic year. This is a great opportunity to plan your field trip schedules so you can get those requests in early. It is also a relaxing way to get to know other educators and share a fun evening out at the Garden!

For information on upcoming workshops, call Gina Harris, 901-636-4110, or


Teacher Preview Night
Thursday, September 12th / 5:00-7:00pm
A field trip just for you! Enjoy refreshments and a complementary cocktail as you explore activity stations that will highlight a variety of our educational opportunities for your students. Sign up to win a free in-school program for your classroom! Free with your school I.D. / No reservation required

Tennessee Environmental Education Association Annual Conference “No Teacher Left Inside”
October 4-6 at Montgomery Bell State Park
This conference will help educators break through challenges in utilizing nature in a multidisciplinary approach. For more information and to register visit:

Project WET, K-8 educators
Saturday, November 16 / 9:00-3:00
Join us for this hands-on professional workshop that includes the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0, which gives educators engaging tools for integrating water education into many subjects. We will sample a variety of these activities as well as learn about the Wolf River watershed, and local and global water issues. Though this workshop is designed for local educators, it is open to anyone who is interested in attending! This workshop is free and generously sponsored by Buckman and presented by Wolf River Conservancy and Memphis Botanic Garden. Free Program. Registration required by Wednesday, November 13. To register email or visit

An Educator’s Intro to Outdoor Learning
Friday, March 6 / 8:30-2:30
You’ve heard the buzz about getting students outdoors. Maybe your school even has a garden or outdoor classroom. For the teacher with limited outdoor education experiences, this workshop is for you. We’ll share positive experiences in our outdoor classroom, assess creative ways to overcome obstacles, and provide ideas for lesson plans along with research support. After this workshop you’ll feel more confident in the outdoor classroom and your students will become more curious, motivated, and connected to educational experiences!


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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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Daily Garden Admission

Adults $10.00
Seniors (62 & over) $8.00
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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