Activities and Lesson Plans

Interested in digging a little deeper into nature with your kids?  We’ve got just the thing!  Whether it’s at home with the family, in the classroom with your students, or during a visit to the Conservatory, we’ve developed a set of activities and lesson plans that are sure to be favorites for kids of all ages.

In an effort to spread the learning and share the knowledge, we uploaded some of our favorite family programs activities. We also challenged our school programs’ staff to get creative and develop brand new resources that blend horticulture, art, history, and even social media!

@ the Conservatory

Help your kids connect with our plants at the Conservatory with our  hands-on activities.

H#shtags, H@ndles & Plants – Oh my!
Suggested Grades: 4-8
NGSS 4-LS1-1

What’s in a Name? A lesson in scientific and common names!
Suggested Grades: 2-4
NGSS 2-LS4-1
CCSS ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.7

Around the World in Seven Greenhouses-a geography activity!
Suggested Grades: 2-8
NGSS 2-LS4-1
NGSS 3-LS4-3&4
NGSS 4-LS1-2
NGSS MS-LS2-1
NGSS MS-LS4-2

Plant Coordination-a graphing adventure!
Suggested Grades: 5-12
CCSS Math.Content.5.G.A.1
CCSS Math.Content.6.NS.C.6
CCSS Math.Content.7.NS.A.1
CCSS Math.Content.8.F.A.1
CCSS Math.Contenct.HSA.CED.A.1
CCSS Math.Content.HSF.LE.A.2

@ Home

Live in an apartment? Don’t have a backyard? No problem! We’ve got nature-based activities that are great for anywhere.

Plant Pigment Paint
Suggested Grades: Prek-1