Teacher Resources

Denver Botanic Gardens offers a variety of resources just for teachers. Whether you need re­certification credit or materials for your classroom plant studies, we are here to help.

 

Planting Kits

Classroom Grow Kit
Want to start growing plants in the classroom but don’t know where to start? Our classroom grow kit contains two grow lights, clamp shades, seeds, soil and planting containers. Instructions and an activity sheet are included. Interested teachers can reserve the classroom grow kit by calling 720-865-3656 or emailing school.groups@botanicgardens.org.
Cost: $50 (for up to 32 students - PreK-12)

Student Planting Kit
Give your students a hands-on opportunity to plant and care for their own seeds. The Student Planting Kit includes pots, soil and seeds. Materials can be picked up at Denver Botanic Gardens’ York Street location. Stream our instructional video with directions for planting. Advance reservation required. Interested teachers can reserve the student planting kit by calling 720-865-3656 or emailing school.groups@botanicgardens.org.
Cost: $2 per student, $30 minimum.

 

Activities for Students Onsite or Online

The Diversity of Life scavenger hunt 

EcoFlora

Budburst 

Dig Into Nature Virtually activity links and coloring sheets

 

Teacher Professional Development at Your School

Choose from the topics below or contact us to let us know what you’re looking for.

  • Building a Schoolyard Garden
  • Growing Plants in Your Classroom
  • Plant Science Across the Curriculum
  • Citizen Science
  • Colorado Ecosystems
  • Build your own custom program

Cost per person: $17 for a 2 hour program; $30 for a 4 hour program; $50 for a 6-8 hour program
Colorado School of Mines credit available for programming over 8 hours (additional fees apply)

Email school.groups@botanicgardens.org to register for a program.

 

Teacher Recertification Classes

Denver Botanic Gardens offers a variety of classes to help K-­12 teachers learn more about plants.

Register for a Course

Email school.groups@botanicgardens.org with questions about Teacher Recertification classes.

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