Connecticut College Arboretum

The Connecticut College Arboretum provides a welcome connection with the natural world. Groups can go on a self-guided exploration of the Native Plant Collection, Caroline Black Garden, and campus international tree collection. Students from Connecticut College lead guided tours for grades K-12 in the Arboretum from mid-September to early November and from the last week in March until the first week in May. (Docents may be available to lead tours between May and September). Tours can be tailored to meet the needs of the group. Tours are offered free of charge, three weeks notice to schedule.
 
Contact Info
Address: 270 Mohegan Avenue, New London, CT 06320. New London County. Tel: 860-439-5020. Email: arbor@conncoll.edu. Website: www.conncoll.edu/the-arboretum. Hrs: Daily, Sunrise to Sunset.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: K-College. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Cost: Free. 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: 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