Resource Center

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.

Themed Resources

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.

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All Ages Activities

We offer lesson plans, scavenger hunts, and activities that can deepen student understanding and add structure to your visit. All of these resources are aligned to Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards for your convenience.

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Exhibit Resources

Bee’s Knees Spring Flower Show Resources

Learn more about the wonderful world of bees and what YOU can do to keep them safe.

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An Otherworldly Existence: Afrofuturism & the Environment resources 

Learn more about what you can do to fight for more sustainable practices in your neighborhoods.

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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.

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Historic Black Figures in Botany

This Black History Month we are highlighting some important figures in Botany + Environmental history. This document contains additional information to help you learn more about these important historical figures and their contributions.

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Freedom Foragers Scavenger Hunt

Explore the Conservatory while learning about plants that have healing or edible uses with Freedom Foragers Scavenger Hunt!

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