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.
DC Teacher Night - Thursday, October 3 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Please join us for an environmental resource evening on October 3 - just for DC educators. Explore the exhibits of 40 environmental organizations, many new this year. Meet environmental educators who will connect you to great environmental education opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. Take part in hands-on experiments you can take back to your classroom--and leave with lesson plans. Propagate a plant and learn how to start a school garden. Doors to the Conservatory open at 6:00 p.m. However, come at 5:30 p.m. for a tour of our Food for Thought terrace exhibit (weather permitting). New this year - guided field trips, on site lessons and resource kits will be raffled off throughout the evening. The event is free however, registration is required.
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.
The U.S. Botanic Garden offers classroom resources for teachers, including a plant family tree and information on starting your own school garden.