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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Advanced reservations are required for all programs. Scholarships are available. Find out more about our scholarship program.
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
Ecology of the Dust Bowl: Plains Conservation Center (Grades 3-8) - ONLINE
Investigate the ecological implications of the dust bowl and discover how protecting the prairie ecosystem benefits us all. 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 email@example.com if you’d like to schedule a custom virtual program. Subject to expert availability.
A limited amount of scholarship money is available to support schools with 50 percent or more participation in the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program.