South Carolina Botanical Garden

The Garden offers a variety of school and group programs designed for elementary-age students. Through inquiry-based learning, students can engage in a variety of topics including pollinators, roots, seeds and harvest, butterflies and ladybugs, the forest, habitats, birds, and life cycles. During one of the program activities students might hunt for roots, stems, leaves, and flowers; investigate seed diversity; visit the Children's Garden; watch a chipmunk scurry to its burrow; examine ways habitats change over time; investigate plant structures up close; or take a detailed look at one of the Garden's terrestrial or aquatic ecosystems.
 
Contact Info
Address: 150 Discovery Ln., Clemson, SC 29631. Pickens County. Tel: 864-656-3405. Email: scbg@clemson.edu. Website: www.clemson.edu/public/scbg. Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. 1PM-5PM.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: 1st-12th. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 45-60 min. Cost: Free.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies, Science.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Science, Science.

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