Out-ofSchool Programs

New York Botanical Garden Tours

Guided and Self Guided Indoor and Outdoor tours/ nature walks for teachers and students.
View Catalog .pdf now >

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Programs are offered at BBG year-round and are designed to meet the educational needs and priorities of individual teachers, schools, regional districts, and parent/teacher associations.
  Visit www.bbg.org to learn more >

Snug Harbor Cultural Center Online Lifelong Learning

The Center for Innovative Education in the Arts, Culture and Horticulture is offering the highest-quality online lifelong learning enrichment courses that are affordable, easy to use and delivered online. These courses are designed for adult learners and cover topics related to the arts, culture and horticulture. Register on the Snug Harbor Cultural Center Website www.snug-harbor.org >

New York Botanical Garden

Science Exploration and Education Discovery Series (SEEDS) kits provide hands-on resources,lessons, assessments, and literacy support in a simple and convenient package. Full kits, or just the Teacher’s Guide, can be ordered online at www.kendallhunt.com or by phone at 1.800.228.0810. Other classroom resources are based on research projects of Garden scientists. Each unit  consists of a Teacher’s Guide, documentary style DVD, and optional material kits, and can be purchased at www.glencoe.com or by calling 1.800.334.7344.

For more informationa about teaching in your school garden check out the Learn Section of the New York Botanical Garden Website >

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Project Green Reach (PGR) is an outreach program for K–8 teachers and their classes from Brooklyn's Title I schools. PGR provides a curriculum package for the topic of your choice, inquiry-based instruction in your classroom with a plant for each student, transportation to and from and a guided tour of BBG, as well as teacher training and supplies for a community horticulture project.Teachers must apply for acceptance into PGR. Go to www.bbg.org/learn/teachers/ to learn more.

For more information or to request an application, call 718-623-7358 or 718-623-7228.
Or go to the Learn section of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Website >

Worm Composting in the Classroom  Learn how to set up a worm bin, feed worms with food scraps, and maintain the system successfully. Activities, curriculum ideas, and ways to incorporate worm composting into science, math, and language arts for students of all ages will be introduced. This class will be held at ant Brooklyn school for a group of ten or more teachers. Teachers will receive the activity guidebook, and a coupon redeemable for a pound of red wiggler worms and a plastic worm bin at a reduced price.For more information on this and other workshops offered by the Brooklyn Compost Project, call 718-623-7290.

Queens Botanical Gardens

QBG’s school workshops are based on science curriculum, satisfying National and New York State Science Standards and meeting New York City Performance Standards, with hands-on activities and experiences that enhance the classroom lesson. Instructors are also available on a limited basis to present workshops at your school. Please call the Education Department at 718.886.3800 ext. 230 for program selection, dates, and fees.  Customized professional development opportunites are available.
Learn more at Educational Section of the Queens Botanical Gardens Website >


Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden

Snug Harbor’s education programs are designed as interdisciplinary, hands-on experiences that enable youth to explore their creativity, discover their community and learn classroom subjects in new ways. Programs last approximately 75 minutes. Pre-visit curriculum packets are available for confirmed reservations and provide valuable background on the topic as well as classroom extension activities that prepare students for their visit to Snug Harbor.Contact the Education Department at 718-425-3556 or e-mail at education@snug-harbor.org.

National Garden Association Kid’s Gardening Resources
for Teachers

NGA is a leading national provider of K-12, plant-based educational materials. With teachers and community leaders serving as guides, our school and youth gardening programs help children gain knowledge in science, literacy, social studies, nutrition, the environment, and personal skills areas such as leadership, problem-solving, and team building. Vist their "Gardening With Kids"  website at www.gardeningwithkids.org/ to access the array of resources, programs, and curricula on school gardens.