School Programs

Our Education Team strives to provide an enjoyable learning experience for students and theirteachers. Our volunteers are experienced and trained in the subjects we offer. To ensure ourmission goals are met, we have provided the following guidelines for the 2018-2019 school year:

 

 

Class Days

Classes offered Tuesdays & Thursdays; September through May.

Fees

Guided tours, program, etc.: $2.50 per school age child Pre-K through 12th grade.vAccompanying teachers are free.

Reservations

Required for all classes and tours. Contact Kaylee at kaylee@abgardens.org or 806-352-6513. 

Cancellations

Classes needing to cancel, or those unable to attend their scheduled appointment for any reason must cancel 48 hours in advance or will be responsible for payment.

WoWW

WoWW: We are a participant in the Window on a Wider World. Any WoWW affiliated schoolsmust schedule through their WoWW representative.

Rain Forest

Students will get to explore the differences between jungles and rain forests, and many interesting facts about rain forests are taught

.OBJECTIVES: Students will have the opportunity to learn the location of some of Earth’s largest rain forests, understand how the climate determines plant growth and necessitates different levels of vegetation, and be introduced to some of the animals that live in rain forests.

Butterflies & Moths

Students will learn the similarities and differences between butterflies and moths, their life cycle, body structure, and interesting facts.OBJECTIVES: Students will have the opportunity to view specimens of butterflies and moths, learn about colors, size and some adaptations for survival, learn the metamorphosis cycle, and engage in a hands-on extension activity.

Honeybees

Students will learn the importance of honeybees, colony dynamics, their lifecycle, and interesting facts.OBJECTIVES: Students will have the opportunity to view a working honeybee hive (field trip only), learn age appropriate terms describing the honeybee and their lives, understand how honey is made, and glimpse what is involved in keeping hives.

Animals in the Garden

Instructors will emphasize that many of the foods people eat come from plants. With excellent models, the basic parts of plants will be demonstrated.OBJECTIVES: Students will have the opportunity to realize the importance of plants, learn the definition of propagation, learn what plants need to grow (photosynthesis), know each part of a plant has a special job that makes the plant grow, understand plants are grown from a variety of sources- seeds, cuttings, bulbs, and sometimes from other plant parts.

Trees

Students will learn the important Earth’s trees are to all living things. OBJECTIVES: Students will have the opportunity to realize how trees provide food and shelter, combat climate change, provide oxygen and clean the air, cool when it is hot, conserve energy, save water, prevent soil erosion, shield from ultra-violet rays, provide building materials, mark the seasons and beautify our earth, examine a tree cookie (crosscut tree sample) with a hand lens, learn about a special Texas tree, and be introduced to some of the Amarillo Botanical Garden’s trees.

Gardening is Fun

Students will learn the parts of plants, what plants need to grow, and about soil types.OBJECTIVES: Students will have the opportunity to make a seed ball, or plant a seed or a cutting, learn how to properly care for their seed or cutting, learn about the parts of a plant and how they grow, and learn the difference between Panhandle soils and soils from other areas