Resource Center

beekeeping demoThe 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 field trip, or an adult looking to learn more, 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.

Pick from one of our many scavenger hunts, digital tours or kids’ activities:

hunt for plants
Scavenger Hunts
Digital Tour
Digital Tours
kid scoops pebbles
Kids’ Activities

 

 

 

Teacher Resources

We have an array of resources developed and compiled with teachers like you in mind! We know that you’ve got more than enough to do without creating specialized activities for field trips, so we’ve done some of the work on your behalf!

Peruse the options below and choose what works best for you and your students. And remember: Studies show that the best way to get the most out of a field trip is to connect it to your classroom curriculum through pre- and post-visit activities!

Book a field trip today!

Questions? Contact our Student Engagement Coordinator at groups@garfieldpark.org.

Lesson Plans


We’re excited to offer a few in-depth lesson plans based on our plant collection for those who want to go deeper. Check back in the next few months for additional plant-based lessons.

Chocolate Lesson K-2
Chocolate Lesson 3-5

Plant Highlights


Each month we’ll add another resource that provides extended information on specific plants within our collection. This resource is perfect for a family interested in delving into one plant, or for a teacher planning a trip to the Conservatory.

August: Rhizomes and Epiphytes (pitcher plant, Spanish moss, torch ginger, White rabbit’s foot fern)

Learning Experiences


These experiences lend your field trip the perfect balance between structure and exploration, and are a great way to organize your students’ experience. Each one is aligned to Next Generation Science Standards and scale-able to your grade level.

Explore our Experiences!