To discover and share knowledge about plants and their environment in order to preserve and enrich life.
—the mission of the Missouri Botanical Garden
The Missouri Botanical Garden's School Programs team supports this mission by creating learning opportunities for school groups that are designed to inspire discovery, appreciation and understanding of the connections between people, plants and the environment. These opportunities make use of experiential learning and inquiry-based design principles, outdoor learning experiences and real-world applications.
The Garden's School Programs Volunteer Educators support this effort in the following ways:
- Team-style facilitation of Garden Class field trip experiences.
- Leading Guided Tours for visiting school groups.
- Facilitating cart-based interpretation for school groups.
- Assisting with other onsite events as needed.