School Group Guided Workshops

These 90-minute guided programs to support classroom learning for pre-K to 8th grade students include a hands-on exploration of plants, a potting activity in our greenhouse, and a tour of the grounds and/or Steinhardt Conservatory. Fee: $150 or one Urban Advantage (UA) elementary voucher per class.

Registration

Please call 718-623-7220 to register. The fee is $150 or one Urban Advantage (UA) elementary voucher per class. Ask about our discount for Title I schools and special needs groups.

Sensory Explorations

Grades Pre-K–2

Students use their senses to observe plants and animals in the Garden. Students will pot up an herb or flowering plant as part of this program.
Sensory Explorations Pre- and Post-Visit Activities (PDF) ›

Exploring Trees

Grades Pre-K–4

Tour available October–February

Students learn about the diversity of trees by comparing shapes, bark, leaves, fruits, and seeds and explore the ways trees benefit animals and people. Students will each pot up a tree to take with them.
Exploring Trees Pre- and Post-Visit Activities (PDF) ›

Flower Explorations

Grades Pre-K–4

Tour available March–June

Flowers are attractive for a reason. Students learn about pollination strategies and seed and fruit formation and pot up a flowering plant to take home.
Flower Explorations Pre- and Post-Visit Activities (PDF) ›

Exploring for Plants We Use

Grades K–8

What uses do plants have in our everyday lives? Students examine plants and plant-based products used for food and flavorings, medicine, cloth, and paper. Each student will pot up a plant with a multitude of uses.
Exploring for Plants We Use Pre- and Post-Visit Activities (PDF) ›

Ecological Explorations

Grades 2–8

Students observe characteristics of desert, rainforest, and temperate plants to understand how they have adapted to environmental challenges and support the web of life for other organisms. Each student will plant a mini–terrarium to take home.
Ecological Explorations Pre- and Post-Visit Activities (PDF) ›


Additional Materials

See School Group Visiting Policy and Registration Procedure ›

Download Activity Guides for Your Class Visit ›

Science Standards Connections

Use this matrix to find NYC Science Performance Standards supported in BBG School Programs.

School Program

Grade Level

Sensory Explorations
(Grades Pre-K–2)
Elementary
Grades K–5

2A; 4A

Middle
Grades 6–8

n/a

High School
Grades 9–12

n/a
Exploring Trees
(Grades Pre-K–5) (Fall)
Elementary
Grades K–5

2A, B, C; 4A

Middle
Grades 6–8

n/a

High School
Grades 9–12

n/a
Flower Explorations
(Grades K–5) (Spring)
Elementary
Grades K–5

2A, B, C; 4A

Middle
Grades 6–8

n/a

High School
Grades 9–12

n/a
Exploring for Plants We Use
(Grades K–8)
Elementary
Grades K–5

2A; 4A, B, C, D

Middle
Grades 6–8

2A, E; 4A, B

High School
Grades 9–12

n/a
Ecological Explorations
(Grades 2–8)
Elementary
Grades K–5

2A, B, C; 3A; 4A

Middle
Grades 6–8

2A, C; 3A; 4A

High School
Grades 9–12

n/a

Key

  • S1 – Physical Science Concepts
  • S2 – Life Science Concepts
  • S3 – Earth and Space Science Concepts
  • S4 – Science Connections and Applications
  • S5 – Scientific Thinking
  • S6 – Scientific Tools and Technologies
  • S7 – Scientific Communications
  • S8 – Scientific Investigation
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