North Carolina Botanical Garden

Visitors to this botanical garden can take in nature trails, native plant gardens, and coastal plain, Piedmont, and mountain habitat gardens. Learn about the different regions of North Carolina, and how plants and animals adapt to the regions’ unique climates and soils. An interdisciplinary program combines history and science, educating students on the Native American tribes of the state and the uses of plants in their everyday life. Younger students will enjoy the sensory Herb Garden, as well as hands-on activities where they can dissect leaves, make a bark rubbing, and more. 
 
Contact Info 
Address: 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517. Orange County. Tel: 919-962-0522. Email: mdaley@email.unc.edu. Website: www.ncbg.unc.edu. Hrs: Weekdays 8AM-5PM, Sat. 9AM-5PM, Sun. 1PM-5PM.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Fee. Title I funding support.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies, Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Science, Social Studies. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Botanical Garden Lesson Plan

The diverse world of plants is perhaps the weirdest, and most fascinating, of all living things. Students act like plant hunters to observe plant life. Do a little digging on your next trip to a botanical garden (not literally!), and see what interesting plant facts you can find.... Continue