The Conservatory is a great place to visit, and a fantastic place to find resources for all ages! Whether you’re a caregiver 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.
Growing and Green Living
A collection of resources including gardening and composting how-to’s and best practices. This is also where you can find information about plants for sale at the Conservatory.
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)