Summer Outreach Programs
Summer Outreach Programs for Ages 6–12

Students planting in a classroomIf you can’t make it to the Garden—we can come to you! (St. Louis City and County only.)

Programs are geared for kids ages 6–12. Minimum group size is 20; Maximum group size is 40.

Availability
Summer Outreach Programs are available:

June
Thursdays
1–2:30 p.m.
July
Tuesdays–Fridays
(no program July 4)

1–2:30 p.m.

 
Fee*
$100 per program (up to 40 students) PLUS $2 per child.

* Fee includes a 90 minute age-appropriate program and a take-home planting activity.

Questions? Call (314) 577-5185.

Schedule a program online!

Offerings
Girl smelling a flowerSensory Exploration (Ages 6–12)
How do our senses help us? Have you used your senses today? Let’s explore using our senses and learn to be more aware of things around us. Games and activities will help us learn about our senses as well as the plant that you get to take home.

Bird of Paradise flowerRainforest ( Ages 6–12)
Bamboo, vanilla and chocolate, oh my! Let’s explore the rainforest by learning about the plants and animals that live there. We’ll also plant a house plant from the tropics to take home.


 

Summer Outreach Programs for Early Childhood

Kids investigating broccoliEarly Childhood Outreach group size is up to 25 students.

Availability
Early Education Outreach Programs are available year-round between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Programs run between 45 and 60 minutes.

Fee
Pricing is $100 per class of up to 25 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.

Questions? Call (314) 577-5185.

Schedule a program online!

Offerings
Child with MagnifierA Garden Sensory Adventure (PreK)
Explore the five senses with the Missouri Botanical Garden! Using songs, literature and plant smelling stations, your students will learn which part of the body is responsible for each sense and discover the wonderful world of plants. Each student will plant basil seeds and receive a special five senses journal to take home and share with their parents.

Bee on flowerHoneybees Abuzz (PreK–Grade 1)
Explore the simple, natural process of pollination! Have you ever stopped and watched honeybees in action? Has it made you think about what the bees were doing and why? Read a vibrantly illustrated story, observe a honey hive found in an old log, become pollinating bees, dance like the bees and put your fun facts about bees into song. An informational booklet will go home with students so they can share what they learned with others at home!

 

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):