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Currently the Garden’s field trip program is on hiatus. The Garden is committed to offering quality education programs for schools and teachers, please stay tuned for new ways to bring the Garden into your classroom. Self-Guided field trips for educational groups are still available on a limited basis.

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

On-site programming is currently on hiatus.

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Advance ticket reservations are required.

On Saturday, Oct. 24, Sonoran Desert Nature Loop Trail will close beginning at 10 a.m. The entire Garden will close at 3 p.m. The Patio Café will close at 2 p.m.