Support the SEED Program at Garfield Park Conservatory

Make a gift today to support the Student Engagement and Educational Development (SEED) program. Thank you for investing in resources for Chicago educators who can use the Conservatory’s global plant collection in their STEM curriculum.


Your contribution will help us strengthen student field trips and educational resources for Chicago Public School educators and their students. The SEED program serves as a development model and learning laboratory to develop the future of school program engagement here at the Conservatory. We currently work with eight West Side partner schools who use the Conservatory’s collection in their STEM curriculum. We are developing and distributing new plant education lesson plans to help teachers prepare their students for a meaningful learning experience within the Conservatory’s collection and continue to build on that experience when they return to their classrooms.

Click here to browse our Resource Center that has NGSS-aligned resources like themed resources plus activities and lesson plans.

Click here to learn more about our School Field Trip experiences.

The SEED program was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services [MA10-17-0193-17] with support from the PNC Foundation, a grant from Peoples Gas Community Fund at the Chicago Community Foundation, the Seabury Foundation and individual contributions.

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Small children waving after getting off a bus in front of the Conservatory