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Our Education Team is made up of volunteers trained in all the subjects we offer and dedicated to providing an enjoyable learning experience for students and their teachers.

 

CLASS DAYS

Tuesday or Thursday Classes

FEES

Program and guided tours, etc. are $2.50 per school-age child Pre-K through12th grade through the WOWW program. Program and guided tours for non-WOWW program schools is $3. Gate admission is $5 for accompanying adults. Daycare centers are also welcome.

WOWW

Window on a Wider World works with non-profit organizations and educational institutions to promote excellence in interdisciplinary arts, science and cultural programs. Amarillo Botanical Gardens is a WOWW participant. WOWW affiliated schools must schedule tours through their WOWW representative.

 

RESERVATIONS

Reservations are required for all classes and tours. Please email info@abgardens.org or call Shauna at (806) 352-6513.

CANCELLATIONS

Classes that need to cancel, or those unable to attend their scheduled appointment for any reason, must cancel 48 hours in advance to avoid responsibility for payment.

Explore Some of Our Lessons

Butterflies + Moths


DESCRIPTION

Discover the similarities and differences between butterflies and moths including their life cycle, body structure and other interesting facts.

OBJECTIVES

Students will be able to view specimens of butterflies and moths, learn about colors, size, adaptations for survival and the metamorphosis cycle while engaging in a hands-on extension activity.




Animals in the Garden


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Trees


DESCRIPTION

Discover how important Earth’s trees are to all living things.

OBJECTIVES

Students will learn about the many benefits trees provide including food and shelter, combating climate change and providing oxygen to clean the air. Trees cool when it is hot, conserve energy, save water, prevent soil erosion and shield from ultra-violet rays. Trees provide building materials, mark the seasons and beautify our earth. Students will 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.




Texas


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Rain Forest


DESCRIPTION

Learn many interesting facts about rainforests and explore the differences between rain forests and jungles.

OBJECTIVES

Students will have the opportunity to learn the location of some of Earth's largest rainforests, 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.




Honeybees


DESCRIPTION

Honeybees are the world’s most important pollinator of food crops and this lesson gives students an in-depth look at their lifecycle, colony dynamics and other interesting facts.

OBJECTIVES

Students will 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.




Ladybug's Life Cycle


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Plants and How They Grow


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EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

Enjoyable, Learning Experiences for Students + Teachers

AMARILLO BOTANICAL GARDENS

1400 STREIT DRIVE

AMARILLO, TEXAS 79106

(806) 352-6513

INFO@ABGARDENS.ORG

 

 

 

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