Teachers & Schools
Brooklyn Botanic Garden is offering a variety of on-site and virtual programing options as well as a limited number of tickets for in-person school group visits. Read on to find an option that works for you and your students.
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Self-Guided Schools & Camp Groups
A limited number of registration slots are now available for groups of up to 30 students with their teachers. Children’s groups from pre-K through high school are admitted for free as space allows.
Teachers must reserve tickets in advance for these self-directed visits, and special safety protocols are currently in place. Teachers may request information to learn more.
Teachers (grades pre-K–8) may select virtual or on-site field trips.
What’s it like for a plant living in a tropical rainforest or in a desert environment? BBG educators will take students on a whirlwind world tour (courtesy of BBG’s plant collections!) and explore some of the adaptations tropical and desert plants have that allow them to survive and thrive in their environment. Your teacher kit will contain aloe, jade, pothos, and bromeliad plants.
Project Green Reach
Project Green Reach (PGR) is a semester-long program for K–8 teachers and their classes in Brooklyn’s Title I schools. Schools must apply for acceptance into PGR. At least two teachers and their two classes from each school must apply, though both teachers do not have to teach the same grade level. PGR is a blended (virtual and in-person) program this semester.
PGR’s spring 2022 program includes four asynchronous components and one synchronous session: video tour(s) of the Garden; video lesson(s) in the Garden’s Education Greenhouse; a hands-on, inquiry-based video lesson including a planting tutorial; and a live, synchronous plant science lesson with PGR staff. Each class will also receive an in-person tour of BBG’s Steinhardt Conservatory and outdoor gardens. Each class will receive a mailed kit of plants, potting-up materials for each student, teacher guides, and student worksheets. Teachers will receive two in-person professional development workshops at BBG. Application to PGR fall 2022 will open in August 2022. Fee: $100 per class. Please email [email protected] with any questions.
Redeem a UA Class Visit Voucher for one of the school workshops listed above.
Fee: One UA Class Visit Voucher per class.
Free Virtual Tour Resources for Teachers
These thematic virtual tours of Brooklyn Botanic Garden come with accompanying resources to support and extend your students’ learning.
Professional Development Workshops for Educators
The Garden will work with you to develop a program to support your professional development goals for science and other areas of study.Learn More
DOE "P" Credit In-Service Course
The Garden offers ASPDP workshops that support goals for science and other curriculum areas, and meet common core, state, and NYC-DOE standards, including Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy.Learn More