Student Programs

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden's mission is to explore, explain, and conserve the world of tropical plants. Reaching out to future generations of scientists, law makers, doctors, and environmentalists is one way to promote the importance of plants and their role in our society. The field trips described below are a great way to bring nature to your students, while meeting state academic standards, and are available for grades Pre-K-12.

Field Studies Brochure 2012-2013To view and print the Field Studies

Brochure, click here.


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Take a trip and explore the exciting world of tropical plants at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Over the course of three hours, students will receive expert information and participate in hands-on inquiry. Unique programs are designed to be grade appropriate and come with classroom curriculum lessons-all aligned with Florida's state academic standards! Learn more

Science and technology come alive in the Garden as students embark on a guided interdisciplinary learning adventure. Each program is designed to engage students in grades 6-12 in environmental inquiry and understanding, while meeting state academic standards. Learn more


Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is available for school teachers and scout groups (grades Pre-K-12) to use independently as a living classroom to reinforce multi-disciplinary concepts. Learn more

Fairchild education staff are available to come to your school to present one of four different hands-on programs available for Pre-K-12 grade students. Learn more

Homeschool Program

Guided programs are especially designed for homeschool families with children between the ages of 5-12 and include hands-on lessons where every child can see the world as our botanists do. Learn more


last updated 07/2013