Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens

The Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens inspires groups to explore, examine, and appreciate the natural history of the botanical world and its place in our lives. All of the educational programs feature hands-on activities aimed at connecting groups to the natural world. Students and scouts will use microscopes to examine seeds, complete water quality tests, use nets, magnifying glasses, and basic identification guides in the pond to collect plant and animal species. They can also create their own vegetable seed kit to take home, meet carnivorous plants, handle and learn about the tools used by beekeepers, and take a walk through the wetlands. 
Contact Info
151 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Fairfield County. Tel: 203-322-6971. Website: Email: Hrs: Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM.
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hrs.  Cost: Fee.
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