Educators, we invite you to explore Dow Gardens with your classes and school groups! Teachers may choose to focus on the rich diversity of horticulture, dive into entomology, or take a spin at history. Discover a range of educational opportunities available throughout all four seasons, foster a meaningful connection with the natural world, and immerse yourself in the joy of learning!
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BUTTERFLIES IN BLOOM
Butterflies in Bloom is an interactive exhibit featuring brilliantly-colored butterflies from around the world emerging from their chrysalis and taking flight inside our Conservatory. This one hour tour includes an educational lesson on the butterfly life cycle and time to interact with the butterflies inside the conservatory.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Looking at Leaves Journal
Have you ever wondered why plant leaves come in so many different shapes, sizes, colors, and textures? This Looking at Leaves Journal answers this question and introduces learners to leaf adaptations. Learners will observe leaves up close, search for leaf adaptations, and use what they learn to create their own new leaves.
This journal is designed to be used in multiple seasons.
Have you ever wondered where plants come from? Plants produce their young through pollination of flowers and cones. This Pollination Journal explains the process of cross-pollination with pollinators and wind pollination. Journal pages invite learners to look for pollination clues around them and document their discoveries.
This journal is best used outdoors in spring to early fall when pollinators are active.
Plant Heroes® creates innovative resources to help public garden professionals, educators, and parents educate young learners (K-5th grade) about the importance of plants and forest ecosystems. We hope to spark curiosity and empower young learners to become agents of positive environmental change. To increase access, educational materials are available in three languages: English, Spanish, and simplified Chinese. These printable materials can be downloaded for free at the Plant Heroes website.
Enhance your Dow Gardens experience with our range of tours! Choose from guided walks, cart rides, or audio tours, plus seasonal options.