Cultivation Cruiser Outreach brings the Gardens to your classroom with plants, fun and unique activities, and planting projects. Our programs will engage your student's natural curiosity to excite them about the world of plants all within the confines of your classroom.

Here is the application to request a cultivation cruiser program with Denver Botanic Gardens. Registration for Cultivation Cruiser programs at your school begins August 1. Approximately two weeks before our visit to your classroom, you will receive a confirmation packet with materials and a book(s) to prepare your students for our visit.

Cultivation Cruiser programs are available for all schools within SCFD. Cultivation Cruiser programs cost $75 each plus a $15 mileage fee for each trip we take to your school. Scholarship money is available to support schools with 60 percent or more participation in the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch program. Find out more about our scholarship program. Age ranges below are suggestions only. We can adapt most programs to meet the needs of a variety of learners. Programs limited to 30 students.

Sensory Adventures (Grades PreK-1) - 60 minutes

Students will use their sense of smell, taste, sight, touch and hearing to explore the world of plants. A Spanish speaking bilingual instructor may be available upon request.

Ecological Explorations (Grades 2-4) - 60 minutes

Plants and animals work together in many ways in ecosystems all over the world. Students will discover what lives in an ecosystem and how the plants and animals in the ecosystem interact with one another. A Spanish speaking bilingual instructor may be available upon request.

Flower Power (Grades 1-5) - 60 minutes

Flowers are beautiful, but their real and important purpose is for reproduction in the plant. Students will investigate flowers and learn how they help in the important process of pollination and seed formation. A Spanish speaking bilingual instructor may be available upon request.

Planting Project (Grades PreK-12)

Provide an opportunity for your students to get dirt under the fingernails while planting their very own plant to care for. Each small group of 20­-30 students will spend approximately 15 minutes each exploring a diverse selection of plants with their five senses and potting a plant to take home. Cost: $1 per student, $100 minimum.

Interactive Distance Learning

Engage your students with a virtual lab from Denver Botanic Gardens. Using video conferencing technology, an instructor from the Gardens will guide your students through a flower dissection in a virtual visit to your classroom. Call 720-865-3656 for more information.