Schools & Teachers
The San Antonio Botanical Garden has many opportunities for schools and teachers. We offer terrarium program visits and self guided tours. The Garden also offers opportunities for teachers to earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits. Scroll down for more information!
Scheduling a Visit:
Groups of 15 students (pre-K-High school; public/private/home school) are eligible for a school group rate. Please email the completed Group Visit Request below to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-3278 for more information and reservations.
Bus Transportation Reimbursement (For Title I schools)
The San Antonio Botanical Garden, in partnership with the Texas A&M AgriLIFE Extension Service and Bexar County Master Gardeners, offers a Terrarium Ecosystem program, including a tour of the Conservatory. Terrarium Ecosystem programs may be scheduled no later than five business days in advance on Tuesday - Thursday mornings (9:30 am - 12:00pm). We offer Terrarium Programs February - May and October - November. Limit 60 per day.
The San Antonio Botanical Garden provides FREE downloadable, TEKS-based curricula for use in the classroom and at the Garden. (The curriculum requires Adobe™ Acrobat Reader 5.0)
Homeschool Classes Elementary and Middle Grades TEKS based lessons
Epic Birdhouses, Amazing Birds
Thursday, April 3 from 6-8 pm
The birdhouses in this exhibit are of epic proportions! Step inside the giant Purple Martin Gourd, explore the whimsical Egg Nest, and discover plant and animal interrelationships with the Baobab Family Birdhouse. During the workshop, instructor Nicole Hernandez will offer hands-on activities for the classroom investigating these science concepts and more. FREE. Click here to register.
Junior Master Gardener Adult Training
Tuesday - Thursday, July 22 - 24 from 9 am - 5 pm
Come join us for the 2014 Junior Master Gardener Summer Adult Training designed for teachers, educators, and volunteers in support of Youth Gardening. Participants will become affiliated with the Texas Junior Master Gardener Program, which engages children in novel, "hands-on" group and individual learning experiences that provide a love of gardening, develop an appreciation for the environment, and cultivate the mind. Participants will learn how to establish a garden, start a Junior Master Gardener group, and obtain the JMG curriculum. CPE hours are provided for this three day training. Cost of the training is $100. $47 additional fee for the Texas Master Gardener Handbook. No refunds after the application is submitted. Deadline to register is July 14. For more information or to register, please contact Natalie Cervantes at 210.467-6575 or email@example.com.
Click here for the application.
Nature Connects: Art with LEGO®BRICKS
Thursday, September 4 from 6-8 pm
Educators are invited to preview our new Nature Connects: Art with LEGO®BRICKS exhibit with 27 sculptures, including a bison, butterfly, moth orchid, and fox hunting a rabbit. Discover how nature is interconnected, just like the nearly 500,000 LEGO bricks used to build these larger-than-life displays. FREE.
Flying WILD Workshop
Saturday, November 15 from 9 am - 4 pm
Help reconnect city kids with nature while building science and literacy skills. Flying WILD materials provide interactive, interdisciplinary, standards-based activities to help students understand the importance of migratory birds and their conservation. Limit 30. FREE (A $25 value). To register, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Sasha Kodet at email@example.com or 207-3270. 6 CPEs.