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The Garden offers guided and self-guided nature field trips and outdoor exploring options for students, schools, and educational groups, as well as professional development opportunities for teachers.

NATURE WORKSHOPS & FIELD TRIPS

Our programs engage kindergarten through eighth grade students and teachers with the Garden’s resources. Explore the outdoors with a hands-on, inquiry-based learning experience— and a dose of fun — to enjoy the Sonoran Desert and care about it.

Garden offers professional development opportunities

Teacher Nature Workshops

The Garden offers professional development opportunities, appreciation events, and more.

Self Guided Field Trip in Desert

Self-Guided Field Trips & Outdoor Exploring

This self-paced experience encourages students to experience the Garden on their own with teachers and chaperones as their guides. These field trips are available to students of all grade levels, professional educators, and children’s education and community groups.

Tickets – $9.00

Guided Field Trip in Desert

Guided Field Trips

Garden field trips engage students with fun, hands-on, inquiry-based learning experiences to help them enjoy and care about the Sonoran Desert. All field trips are aligned to Arizona state standards to enhance student learning. Available Oct. 22, 2019 – May 8, 2020.

Tickets – $6.50

Grant funding may be available for Title I schools.

GUIDED FIELD TRIP OPTIONS

*Suggested grade levels based on standards addressed during field trip

Inquiry Investigations

WILD DESIGNS

EXPLORING ELEMENTS OF ART IN NATURE

*Grades K – 8
90 minutes for Kindergarten
2 hours for Grades 1 -8

Students investigate lines, shapes, colors, textures and patterns to create nature-inspired art while experiencing the Garden’s newest art exhibition, Wild Rising by Cracking Art- an installation of more than 1,000 animal sculptures made from colorful recyclable plastic.

Desert detective life cycles

DESERT DETECTIVES

LIFE CYCLES

*Grade 1
2 hours

Students investigate the life cycles of Sonoran Desert Plants and animals – including insects.

Habitats and Organism Interactions

DESERT DINING

FOOD-WEBS AND ORGANISM INTERACTIONS

*Grade 1 – 3
2 hours

Students examine interconnections between living things, as they uncover food-webs found in the Sonoran Desert.

Secret of desert plants

THE SECRETS OF DESERT PLANTS

PLANT PARTS & ADAPTATIONS

*Grade 3
2 hours

Students explore plant parts and functions, while discovering the amazing ways plants have adapted to the desert environment.

Relationship between people and plants

ARIZONA PLANTS AND PEOPLE

RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN PEOPLE & PLANTS

*Grade 3+
2 hours

Students explore how people, then and now, rely on plants to meet their basic needs.

Biomimicary, Nature as a proble solver

BIOMIMICRY

NATURE AS A PROBLEM SOLVER

*Grades 3 – 8
2 hours, 15 minutes

Inspired by nature, student design, build and test their creative solutions to solve human problems.

Add-ons bbutterfly Pavilion

add-on: Butterfly Pavilion

Customize any of the above field trips by adding a visit to our Butterfly Pavilion. $3 per participant. Available Mar. 3 – May 8, 2020.

Ready to Register?

Visit the LEARN store or contact our team if you have questions.

Field Trip Coordinator

Christine Brehm
480.481.8121
cbrehm@dbg.org

Program Development Manager, Schools & Teachers

Abbie Smith
480.941.3515
asmith@dbg.org

Kids playing with butterfly

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