At The Gardens, we believe there’s something to learn at all ages. Whether you’re an educator looking for a hands-on learning environment, or a club looking to provide an immersive nature experience, we’ve got a program to fill your needs.
Please note, we are not offering school group tours at this time. We are working diligently to re-establish this initiative. In the meantime, we remain open to individual and family visits. Any distance programming that may be of interest to school groups or periodic public educational events can be found below. We also encourage you to explore our various online educational resources!
- Attend one of our Hullabloomers classes with your little one (aged 3-7) for a hands-on, nature-filled adventure! Learn more here.
- Pop in on one of our Lunch & Learns to learn about gardening topics on Tuesdays. Learn more here.
- Hear a garden lecture at our Ringer Library Garden Series. Learn more here.
Parts of a Plant Lesson
Pre-K through 2nd Grade
Covers TEKS K.9(B), K.10(D); 1.10(B); 2.9(A), 2.10(B)
- During this Station Investigation students will:
- Investigate nature using their senses writing or drawing what they see, smell, hear, and touch in the garden.
- Learn about the ecological connection between plants and animals by simulating seed dispersal.
- Discuss how we eat different parts of plants
- Investigate parts of plants (roots, shoots, stems, leaves, seeds, flowers)
3rd – 5th grade (simplified) 7 – Biology (target)
Main TEKS covered: 7.5(A), 7.6(A); 8.7(A); B.9(B), b.12(D)
- Students will:
- Use organic molecule models to investigate the reactants and products of the photosynthesis chemical equation
- Reaffirm that plants and animals need each other as sources of carbon dioxide and oxygen
- Discuss how energy is transformed from radiant to chemical to mechanical through photosynthesis and cellular respiration
- Discuss producers and consumers in food chains and food webs
Cub Scouts Curriculum
Wolves Adventure: Grow Something Lesson
Requirement: Visit a botanical garden in your area.
- The Leach Teaching Garden is a member of both the American Public Gardens Association and the Texas Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta.
- Scouts will learn about native plants such as Post Oak and Bluebonnets.
- Scouts will investigate where our food comes from; there are many fruits, vegetables, and herbs growing in the garden.
- Scouts will learn how plants and trees are important to our ecosystem and how they improve our environment.