New England Wild Flower Society

Students can explore and study the fascinating world of native plants with the New England Wild Flower Society! The Society works with schools to help students and teachers learn about plants through creative, hands-on programs. The Society offers walking guided tours, led by knowledgeable Garden Guides, of the Garden in the Woods for youth and adults. The guided tours follow trails into the natural woodlands of the Garden. At the Garden in the Woods, students will see a wide variety of common and rare native plants displayed in naturalistic settings. Students are immersed in a natural setting, taught simple ecological concepts, and gain a sense of caring and stewardship for the environment. Preschool, elementary school, and middle school groups will explore the natural woodland, brook areas, and Lost Pond. The tour content supports the Massachusetts Science Curriculum Frameworks. Cart tours may be arranged for those needing mobility assistance. The society also offers a user-friendly, interactive web application, Go Botany, that can be used to identify thousands of New England plant species and gives access to free teacher resources.

Contact Info
Address: 180 Hemenway Road, Framingham, MA 01701. Middlesex County. Tel: 508-877-7630. Email: Website: Hrs: Tues. - Sun. 9AM - 5PM.

Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Cost: Fee.
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Science, Environmental Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES LEARNING IN: Science, Environmental 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