Outreach Programs

If you can’t make it to the Garden—let us come to you!

The Missouri Botanical Garden's Education staff offers outreach options for Early Childhood classes. These programs are standards-based and easily extendable to fit seamlessly with your classroom curriculum.

The EarthWays Center also offers sustainability-focused outreaches for those schools wishing to schedule presentations on recycling, energy and conservation.


Early Childhood Outreach Programs

Early Childhood Outreach Programs may be scheduled year-round between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Programs last between 45 and 60 minutes. Pricing is $150 per class of up to 20 students, $50 for additional classes conducted on the same date in the same location. A maximum of three outreach programs may be scheduled on a single day.

Please call (314) 577-5185 for more information or to schedule an Early Childhood outreach program


Sustainability Outreach Programs

The EarthWays Center offers a variety of sustainability outreach programs for students in grades K–12. Students will not only deepen their understanding of the selected topic, but will enhance process skills important to both science and math.

Please call (314) 577-0207 for more information or to schedule a sustainability outreach program. Ask about bringing the EarthWays Center's longer-term sustainability programs to your school.

Choose from the following topics (click on a topic title to reveal class options and additional information):

Sustainability Superhero Topics (3–12)

The Sustainability Game
Grades 3–12
45 minutes

Call (314) 577-0207 to schedule.

Water going down drainSustainability means meeting the needs of the current generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. This lesson provides a great introduction to the overarching principles of sustainability, as students investigate the human, environmental, and economic impact of resources use. Students play a game to exemplify different methods for obtaining and utilizing resources. As a class, students generate a plan for wise resource use. Older students further their learning as they explore the “Tragedy of the Commons”.

Sustainability Superheroes: Designing a Service Learning Project
Grades 3–12
Time varies based on class need

Call (314) 577-0207 to schedule.

Painting of hands cradling EarthWork with EarthWays Center educators to identify authentic community-based venues for your students to demonstrate their understanding of sustainability concepts. Students become community leaders as they take messages for incorporating sustainable living practices into everyday life.

Learn at Our Other Sites!

Butterfly House logo   Shaw Nature Reserve logo

Check out field trip opportunities at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House in Chesterfield, Missouri or the Shaw Nature Reserve located in Gray Summit!


Canopy Climb for Schools at Shaw Nature Reserve

Two girls ascend into the canopy

Join us for a full-day field trip that combines a guided forest ecology program and an unforgettable climbing experience!
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