Native Plant Trust

School Programs

Take the Class Outdoors

Guided explorations for third graders at Garden in the Woods

We will again be offering school programs at Garden in the Woods, beginning in spring 2024.

Our spring 2024 pilot program offerings will focus on third-graders. As we continue to expand our school programs, we plan to offer programs for a range of grade levels.

Like our other education programs at Garden in the Woods, our school programs promote awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the botanical and natural world through experiential and inquiry-based learning. 

Our site covers 45 acres, threaded with miles of paths that meander through gardens, woods, wetlands, brooks, a pond, and glacier-sculpted ridges. This diversity of topography and habitat affords students an opportunity to observe an unusual variety of plants and wildlife in a relatively small area.

Our school programs meet the Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering curriculum standards. Each garden visit is one hour long and is accompanied by pre- and post- classroom activities. Programs are led by committed teacher-naturalists who guide students in hands-on field investigations of plant life, diverse habitats, and the effects of weather and climate at Garden in Woods.

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