School and Youth 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 Next Generation Sunshine State Standards, and are available for grades Pre-K-12. 

Field Studies Brochure 2012-2013

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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 written specifically for each grade level (K-5) and come with classroom curriculum lessons-all aligned with Florida's Next Generation Sunshine State Standards! Learn more

Science and technology come together for students in our Discovery program. Teachers may choose from the following programs: Biomimicry, Symbiosis or Biodiversity. Each program is designed to engage students in grades 3-12 in environmental inquiry and understanding, while meeting Next Generation Sunshine State Standards. Learn more

Adventure Self-Guided Program

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is available to independent school and scout groups (grades Pre-K-12) for self-guided visits. Teachers and Scout Leaders can use the Garden as an outdoor classroom to implement their own curriculum, or can sign up to use one of our supplementary program modules with materials included. Let your students experience the world of plants as they explore our different exhibits ranging from a native Pine Rockland habitat, to a Tropical Rainforest, to the Spiny Forest of Madagascar. Learn more

Let Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden come to you for a hands-on experience in the classroom. Fairchild education staff are available to come to your school to present one of four different programs available.  Learn more

Homeschool Program

Explore and learn about the beauty of the world-renowned Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden with your homeschool group. Guided programs are especially designed for 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