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1 Brooklyn Botanic Garden

2 Quick Facts about BBG Opened in acres “Many Gardens Within a Garden” Steinhardt Conservatories Our award-winning Visitor Center opened in May It features a living roof and a geoexchange system for heating and cooling!

3 BBG’s Newest Addition: The Native Flora Garden Extension

4 The Native Flora Garden Created in 1921, the Native Flora Garden is BBG’s oldest collection, housing plants native to within 100 miles of New York City.

5 The Native Flora Garden Extension Features plant communities shaded out in our current Native Flora Garden:  Upland Pine Barrens  Serpentine Grasslands  Lowland Pine Barrens  Coastal Plain Meadow Interpretation that supports middle school science concepts and literacy skills

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7 Steinhardt Conservatory

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9 Field Trips to BBG Free for school groups year-round Register online for guaranteed entry to the Steinhardt Conservatory: E XPLORATION T OURS can be purchased to support middle school science content

10 School Workshop Exploration Tours Choose from one of the following topics:  Exploring for Plants We Use (Ethnobotany)  Ecological Explorations (Plant Adaptations) Exploration Tours include:  An inquiry-based activity  A guided Garden exploration  Each student pots up a plant to take home!

11 Using Your UA Vouchers at BBG Redeem your UA class trip voucher for a UA G ARDEN E XPEDITION guided program. Each program includes: – An instructor-led introduction to the topic – A guided tour highlighting BBG’s plant collections – Journaling activities – A hands-on planting activity for students to take home – Special curriculum to extend Garden learning into the classroom Choose from the following topics: – Plant Adaptations: Thriving in a Challenging Environment – Multiplying Plants: An Introduction to Asexual Reproduction

12 Using Your UA Vouchers at BBG Follow these steps to redeem your UA voucher for a UA G ARDEN E XPEDITION : 1.Choose your dates  Programs fill up fast, so call well in advance and have several dates in mind 2.Call BBG’s Registration Office at  Tell them you are an Urban Advantage teacher who will be paying with UA vouchers 3.Have questions?  or call BBG’s Teacher Education Coordinator at

13 Field Trips to BBG Why? To support long-term science investigations To support science content learning:  Plant Adaptations  Plant Structures and Systems  Reproductive Patterns  Ecosystems and Interdependence  Food Chains and Food Webs  Climates and Biomes

14 Field Trips to BBG How? Register online for a free self-guided tour: To schedule an Exploration Tour or UA Garden Expedition, call our Registration Office at Before your trip, visit the Garden using your UA Teacher Voucher

15 Questions? Contact us!   Phone: We’re here to help: Identify areas of the Garden to visit Select grade- and season-appropriate topics Share materials we’ve developed (journals, handouts, etc.)


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