Gardening with Children Resources

At the GBG:

Plant Science Field Trips:
The GBG staff gives educational field trips from May through the beginning of October for preschool through elementary-aged children. These programs are tailored to individual teacher needs. Teachers often bring their own activities with them to supplement their classroom work, things like art projects.

Science in the Garden:
The GBG staff assists any educational group in conducting meaningful experiments in the Garden.

Summer class:
Learn gardening as part of the Junior Master Gardener 4-H club.

GBG ABC Coloring Book
Schools and daycares may download this ABC coloring book for use in the classroom.


On the Web:

Garden Based Learning: Why garden with youth?

The Partnership for Plant Based Education includes the following organizations, the American Horticultural Society, the United States Botanic Garden, the National Gardening Association, the National Wildlife Federation, and the Chicago Botanic Garden.

You can also read summaries of two major papers relating to plant-based education initiatives from the AHS website.--a link to the full text is available for the second article in the review.

Other really great places on children's gardens to visit on the Internet:

Georgeson Botanical Garden - P.O. Box 757200 - University of Alaska Fairbanks -
Fairbanks, AK 99775 - (907) 474-7222
Babula Children's garden pioneer cabin Babula children's garden willow tunnel Babla children's garden gateway