Georgia Southern Botanical Garden

Over 11 acres on this former farmstead make up the gardens, which include countless trails and the Rural Life Museum. Younger students can learn about the different types of plants while playing games and exploring the garden. Older students can study inherited traits, or take apart plants while learning about their structure. Learning how to investigate the woods, they can collect clues and uncover the story of Georgia’s rapidly disappearing pine ecosystem. Social studies programs combine hands-on activities and geography, as students track a deer through the trails, use a map and compass, or go on an archaeological dig.
 
Contact Info
Address: Georgia Southern University, 1505 Bland Avenue, Statesboro, GA 30460. Bulloch County. Tel: 912-871-1149. Email: ktucker@georgiasouthern.edu. Website: academics.georgiasouthern.edu/garden. Hrs: Mon.-Fri. 9:30AM-7PM, Sun. 1PM-4PM.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies, Physical Education.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Science, Physical Education.

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