Please see below for more information about school visits, family activities and our Plant Power Summer Camp!
Plant Power Summer Camp!
2015 Camps are full. Please check back next summer.
Join us for a week-long exploration of plants, biology, and natural history. Campers will gain a renewed admiration for nature at a tranquil setting in the heart of Tucson.
Dates:June 1-5 (Grades 1st – 3rd)
and June 15-19 (Grades 4th – 6th)
For more information, click here.
Nature Scavenger Hunt
Download and print this Nature Scavenger Hunt and then try to find each item during your next visit to the Gardens. Children who complete their scavenger hunt will win a small prize. Valid June 1 through August 31, 2015 only.
The Gardens’ diverse plant life provides an ideal platform for strengthening connections between school curricula and the natural world.
Self-guided visits to the Gardens are scheduled year round. Independently explore our 17 themed gardens during your trip, including add-ons such as Garden Explorer Plant Packs and our very own Butterfly Magic. Please read field trip guidelines carefully. For more information and make your reservation, click here.
Teachers, group leaders, and families can complement their visit with the following resources.
Butterfly Kits: Bring the field trip experience to your classroom with a kit that helps students understand the life cycle of a butterfly (includes live Gulf fritillary larvae!).
Making a Seed Magnet: Mexicans have long recognized the beauty inherent in natural and botanical objects such as seeds (Seed Craft Description). Decorate a magnet to showcase beautiful seeds in your home.
Sunflower Activity: Sunflowers have been a favorite plant in Mexico for centuries. These instructions will help you grow them at home.
Butterfly Craft: Create your own butterflies with this craft activity.
Tree Adventures: Learn about the different trees at the Gardens and how to classify and identify them with this scavenger hunt and matching game.
Please contact Ashley Pedersen at firstname.lastname@example.org with any outreach program requests. We have limited capacity to fulfill requests for outreach programs, but will make our best effort to accommodate you when we are available.
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