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New Opportunities for School Groups

Exciting changes are happening and new opportunities are being developed in our education department at Lauritzen Gardens! We recognize that our day-to-day lives have changed greatly in the past year and education is no different. Please take a look at some of our new offerings as well as some of our upcoming projects. We look forward to serving you and your students soon!


Take a video field trip to one of our most popular areas, the tropical house of the Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory!

ï A video featuring one of Lauritzen Gardens' beautiful spaces, as well as our education staff discussing some common plant topics will be posted on the garden's YouTube channel,

• The specific link to the conservatory tour is Additional links will be included in the content for lesson plans for extension, as well as technology-based games, activities, and presentations to accommodate all learners.

• Additional Virtual Pre-Recorded Field Trips will be available to you during the 2021-2022 school-year.


Four trunks will be available for the 2021-2022 school year for elementary teachers (K-2 or 3-5) to check out and bring back to their classrooms. Trunks will include complete lesson plans and just about ALL of the materials for you and your classroom to use. These trunks can be utilized as a complete unit – 5-10 days – or as a supplement to your current units.

• Topics for the trunks at this point in time will be K-2, plant adaptations; 3-5, plant adaptations; K-2 pollinators; 3-5 pollinators.

The link to check out these trunks will be live in August of 2021.


Is there a garden-based topic that you want help teaching? Stay tuned for Lauritzen Gardens' in-person outreach programs. Teachers will be able to request a date, time, and topic that fits their schedule and curriculum. Education staff will then join you in your classroom to bring the topic to life for your students. Program outreach will begin during the 2021-2022 school-year.


A garden educator will "visit" your class via Zoom or Microsoft Teams and teach a garden-based topic to you and your students. You will be able to pick the location of the “visit” and choose the topic(s) that will be addressed during this time with your students. This programming will again begin during the 2021-2022 school-year.

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