The Conservatory is a great place to visit, and a fantastic place to find resources for all ages! Whether you’re a parent looking for a nature-based activity to engage your child, a teacher planning a self-guided field trip, or an adult looking for growing and green living tips, we have something just for you. Our resource center is new, so keep checking back for additional resources and/or sign up for our e-newsletter to find out about new resources right when they are posted.
These collections of resources developed around particular science themes are a great way to organize your students’ experience before, during, and after your self-guided field trip. All themed resources are aligned to Next Generation Science Standards and are scale-able to your grade level.
Each month we’ll post plant highlights that provide extended information on specific plants within our collection. We select plants based on particular themes, from “cooking” to “cool pollinators.” This resource is perfect for a family interested in delving into one plant, or for a teacher planning a self-guided trip to the Conservatory.
Access your very own, on-demand tour guide! Use your smartphone or tablet to navigate at your own pace, and soak up as much information as you desire with images, video and audio features. New tours are added regularly, with options for the individual visitor and the whole family.
Growing and Green Living
Did you recently attend a program or event at the Conservatory and find yourself with a question after you left? This page aims to provide common information and resources to help answer your questions.
More Plant Highlights
January: Cool Pollinators
(chocolate tree, vanilla vine, bird of paradise, lobster claw)
February: Medicinal Plant (gardenia, guanabana, noni)
March: Seed Dispersal Adaptations
(firecracker plant, moringa, avocado)
April: Globalization (sugarcane, black pepper, banana plant)
May: Root Adaptations (cymbidium orchid, clipped window plant, lobed aroid)
June: Birds & Bats as Pollinators
(variegated shrimp plant, agave, hibiscus)
July: Symbiotic Relationships
(ant plant, popcorn orchid, venus flytrap)
August: Stem Adaptations (teddy bear palm, golden barrel cactus, water lily)
September: Rhizomes and Epiphytes (pitcher plant, Spanish moss, torch ginger, white rabbit’s foot fern)
October: Cooking (breadfruit, miraculous berry, purple tomatillo, grapefruit tree)
November: Leaf Adaptations (dichondria, twister fern, palm grass)
(papyrus, Aloe vera, cinnamon)