Outreach: Pre-K and Kindergarten

During the preschool years, children develop lifelong attitudes towards nature that can last a lifetime. Our Sprouting Out! programs introduce preschoolers to the wonders of the natural world. It is our hope that their time with us will foster a sense of wonder and stewardship for the world around them. Each forty-five minute class includes a show-and-tell, a movement activity, and a hands-on craft project.

Program fee is $75 for one, or $65 each when two or more programs are conducted the same day.

Fun with Flowers

See your students' imaginations "bloom" as they learn about flowers!

  • Explore flower parts from roots to petals with our flower costume.
  • Create a "kool" flower craft.
  • Plant seeds in a take-home flower pot.

Terrific Trees

Explore the wonder of these mighty giants.

  • Follow the journey of Oakley the Acorn from seed to tree.
  • Learn about how trees help the earth and all of its creatures.
  • Act out the life cycle of a seed and make a tree product necklace.

Wiggly Worms and Diggity Dirt

Learn all about these critters that wiggle their way through the dirt!

  • Wiggle around as we learn the parts of a worm.
  • Get a close-up look at a real worm.
  • Make a worm tunnel magnet maze.

Beautiful Butterflies

Discover the wonders of our most colorful and beautiful insects.

  • Lean about the butterfly life cycle.
  • Sip "nectar" from a "flower" like a butterfly.
  • Create a painted butterfly ring.

Buzz, Buzz. Bees

Learn about these busy insects that help our gardens grow.

  • Learn the parts of a bee while making a bee puppet.
  • Taste different flavors of honey.
  • Buzz around while doing a bee dance.

What's a Fruit, What's a Veggie?

Your little sprouts will discover the bascis of fruits and veggies from A-Z, or aparagus to zucchini!

  • Make a fruit and veggie puppet.
  • Play a matching game with common fruits and vegetables.
  • Grow a "salad" in your classroom.

Our Feathered Friends

Soar to new heights with backyard birds.

  • Learn all about feathers, feet, nests, and beaks.
  • Match up birds and their eggs.
  • Make a bird buddy.

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



Gina Harris



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Enhancing lives by connecting people with nature to increase awareness and appreciation of our environment.


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 $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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