Virtual Programs

Whether your students are engaging remotely or are in the classroom, help them grow their science skills while gaining knowledge and appreciation for the natural world with a virtual program from Denver Botanic Gardens.

  • Programs are cross-curricular and align with Colorado Academic Standards.
  • Using video conferencing technology, an instructor from the Gardens virtually visits your students.
  • We offer synchronous interactive programs and prerecorded programs.
  • A bilingual Spanish-speaking instructor may be available upon request.
  • For more information on any program, call 720-865-3656 or email school.groups@botanicgardens.org.
  • Advanced reservations are required for all programs. Scholarships are available. Find out more about our scholarship program.

Reservations:
Currently accepting requests for spring 2021.

Submit a School Group Virtual Program Request

Cost:
Virtual programs cost $100 per program for schools within SCFD, $120 per program for schools outside SCFD. Each live, synchronous program session is limited to 30 students.

Exploring Plants (Grades PreK-2) - ONLINE

Become a plant! Act out the life cycle of a plant while learning about each plant part. Discover what plants need to grow and why they are important. 30 minutes

 

Cheyenne Camp: Plains Conservation Center (Grades 1-5) - ONLINE

Learn about how the Cheyenne thrived on the Colorado plains in the early 1800s by utilizing the natural prairie resources, especially bison. 45 minutes

 

Sod Homestead: Plains Conservation Center (Grades 1-5) - ONLINE

Explore a sod house and compare homestead life in the 1880s to today. 45 minutes

 

Flower Power (Grades 1-6) - ONLINE

Flowers are beautiful, but their real and important purpose is for reproduction in the plant. Students investigate flowers and learn how they help in the important process of pollination and seed formation. 45 minutes

 

Journey to the Rainforest (Grades 1-8) - ONLINE

Explore each layer of the rainforest ecosystem and learn about the plants and animals that call it home. Discover which rainforest plants are important to our everyday lives. 45 minutes

 

Ecological Explorations (Grades 2-4) - ONLINE

Plants and animals work together in many ways in ecosystems all over the world. Students discover what components make an ecosystem and how the plants and animals that live there interact with one another. 45 minutes

 

Strange and Unusual Plants (Grades 2-8) - ONLINE

Discover the wacky ways plants like the Venus flytrap and others have adapted to survive. Compare plant adaptations from ecosystems around the globe. 45 minutes

 

Botany in the Kitchen (Grades 3-8) - ONLINE

Have you eaten a plant today? Students learn about the structures and functions of various edible plant parts and then discover how to grow a garden at home from leftovers in their own kitchen. 45 minutes

 

Fossils to Flowers (Grades 5-12) - ONLINE

Discover ancient plants and compare them to our current flora. Learn about the different groups of plants (algae, mosses, ferns, conifers, flowering plants) that have evolved over time and explore the key characteristics that make each group distinct. 45 minutes

 

Custom Program - ONLINE

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Email us at distancelearning@botanicgardens.org if you’d like to schedule a custom virtual program. Subject to expert availability.

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