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. We offer several programs for students in grades Pre-K to 12. All programs are aligned with state and national academic standards and designed to increase STEM content and supplement your classroom curriculum.

School & Youth Programs

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The Fairchild Challenge (Grades Pre-K to 12)
Designed for students of diverse interests, abilities talents and backgrounds, The Fairchild Challenge is our environmental education outreach program pipeline for elementary, middle and high schools. Learn more

Explorer Program (Grades K-5)
Immerse your K-5 students in the exciting world of science as they use their senses to explore the tropical plants and habitats of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Fairchild Education staff and trained guides lead student groups through a variety of STEM-based, hands-on activities and exploration. Learn more

Discovery Program (Grades 6-12)
Science and technology come alive in the Garden as students in grades 6-12 embark on an interdisciplinary, learning adventure. Using navigation technology, students will rotate through hands-on, STEM-based activity stations facilitated by Education staff and trained guides. Learn more

Adventure Program (Grades Pre-K to 12)
Independent school and scout groups 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. Learn more

PlantMobile Program (Grades Pre-K to 12) 
Let the Garden come to your classroom, with five grade specific programs to choose from. Learn more

Homeschool Program (Ages 5-12)
Homeschool groups can use the Garden as a living classroom as they participate in a day of stimulating guided activities that
explore the diversity of plants. Learn more

last updated 08/2014