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The Garden offers guided and self-guided field trip options for schools and educational groups as well as professional development opportunities for teachers.

WORKSHOPS & FIELD TRIPS

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

Garden offers professional development opportunities

Teacher Workshops

The Garden offers professional development opportunities, appreciation events, and more.
Self Guided Field Trip in Desert

Self-Guided Field Trips

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

Designed to complement your school district’s educational objectives, and correlate with K-8 Arizona Academic Standards and Arizona’s College & Career Ready Standards (Common Core). Available Oct. 15 through May 10 for the 2018-2019 school year.

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

Using your senses to explore

Sensational Search

USING YOUR SENSES TO EXPLORE

*Kindergarten

Students explore the living and non-living elements of the Sonoran Desert with their five senses through a variety of interactive, hands-on activities.

Butterfly life cycle

BUTTERFLY BEGINNINGS

BUTTERFLY LIFE CYCLES

*Grades K-2

Students journey through different stages of the butterfly life cycle and observe living examples in our Butterfly Pavilion. Available Oct.15 – Nov.16 and March 4 – May 10.

Habitats and Organism Interactions

DESERT BUDDIES

HABITATS & ORGANISM INTERACTIONS

*Grade 1

Students examine interconnections between livings things as they search for Sonoran Desert Buddies—plants and animals that help each other survive.

Desert detective life cycles

DESERT DETECTIVES

LIFE CYCLES

*Grade 2

Students investigate the life cycles of Sonoran Desert birds, plants and insects.

Secret of desert plants

THE SECRETS OF DESERT PLANTS

PLANT PARTS & ADAPTATIONS

*Grade 3

Students discover the amazing ways that plants have adapted to the desert environment.

Biomimicary, Nature as a proble solver

BIOMIMICRY

NATURE AS A PROBLEM SOLVER

*Grades 3-8

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

Relationship between people and plants

ARIZONA PLANTS AND PEOPLE

RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN PEOPLE & PLANTS

*Grade 4

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

Inquiry Investigations

SCIENCE OF SURVIVAL

INQUIRY INVESTIGATIONS

*Grade 3

Students utilize the scientific inquiry process to uncover the mysteries of desert plant survival.

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 Oct. 15 – Nov. 16 and March 4 – May 10.

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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