We’ll bring a touch of nature right into your classroom! You select a lesson from our list of choices and a degreed teacher will come to your class with a fun, hands-on science program correlated to the TEKS for science. Please call for scheduling information. Scholarships are available for this program.
$75 per class, four class minimum booking
Choose from the following topics: SEEDS! SEEDS! SEED! Pre-K–1, SEEDS AND ME K–2,LOOK AT THE TREE K–1, TADPOLE TO FROG 1–3, POWERFUL PLANTS 1–3, INSECT DETECTIVE 2–5, CAN YOU DIG IT? 2–5, EARTH ON THE MOVE 2–5, AWESOME ADAPTATIONS3–6, SYSTEMS AND CHANGE 3–6
Science on the Grow
This 3-step, all inclusive life science program includes a complete curriculum aligned with the TEKS; a fun, hands-on science lesson presented to your class at your school; and an Adventure Backpack field trip at the Arboretum.
$150 first class, $100 each additional class
(A minimum of four class bookings per school)
Choose from the following topics: THE SEED SONG Pre-K–K, THE GREEN MACHINE K–2, TREES ARE TERRIFIC K–2, BUTTERFLIES AND BLOSSOMS 1–3, GOING BUGGY 2–5, THE BUZZ ON BEES 4–6, SYSTEMS FOR SURVIVAL 3–6, ADAPTED FOR LIFE 3–6
Visit our website for detailed program descriptions and reservation form.
Large Group Auditorium Programs
$200 first presentation for up to 100 children
$150 each additional presentation
Larger than life models, a puppet show, props and costumes make these programs an interactive experience your students won’t forget! The Wishing for Wings auditorium program is the story of metamorphosis. Children will learn about insect characteristics, living and non-living things, their basic needs and the unique stages of the butterfly life cycle. The Nuts the Squirrel auditorium program introduces students to the concepts of seasonal change, adaptations, and habitats.
After School Programs
WE WILL COME TO YOU! Invite the Dallas Arboretum to make after school a fun and active learning experience with highly interactive indoor and outdoor activities where students explore nature beyond the classroom walls. All programs are written to TEKS objectives.
3RD–6TH GRADE (SEVEN WEEK UNITS)
Diversity of Life
Within an ecosystem there are producers, consumers, decomposers, predators and prey. In this program your students will investigate different types of systems through hands-on activities and experiments including their schoolyard ecosystem.
Students will investigate and compare renewable and non-renewable energy sources, explore alternative energy sources and conduct experiments to better understand electricity and magnetism. Hands-on activities, role-playing and outdoor activities make this a fun and active learning experience.
Rock and Roll
The planet Earth is always changing. In this residency, students will investigate the properties of soil and rocks, perform experiments with weathering and erosion and engage in experiments and activities to understand the rock cycle and the Earth’s changing surface.
1ST–3RD GRADE (SIX WEEK UNITS)
Students will investigate plants and discover plant parts, their functions and basic needs. They will plant seeds and watch them grow while investigating the plant life cycle and discovering how living organisms depend on plants. Students will keep a nature journal and examine real plants in the classroom and outdoors in the schoolyard.
Butterflies, Bees and Blossoms
Your students will discover the parts and purpose of the flowering plant, examine the insect life cycle and investigate the interdependence between flowering plants and insects. Students will dissect real flowers and explore their own schoolyard and investigate pollinators in this interactive and fascinating program.
In this residency, young students will be introduced to the Earth’s materials. They will investigate soil and decomposition and examine rocks, weathering and erosion all with real specimens. Students will also learn about volcanoes, earthquakes, landforms, sources of water and the water cycle.