Presentation on theme: "Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Quick Facts about BBG Opened in 1910 52 acres “Many Gardens Within a Garden” Steinhardt Conservatories Our award-winning Visitor."— Presentation transcript:
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
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!
BBG’s Newest Addition: The Native Flora Garden Extension
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.
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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.)