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2024 Field Trips at IBG

Offered April - May and October

Last approx. 90 minutes

*Facilitated Field Trips are fully booked, but there are still openings for the Self-Guided Experience!

Self-Guided Experience

New this year, if your group has 25 students or less, please reserve a Self-Guided Experience where an IBG Education Team Member will greet your group and then you explore the Garden on your own. 

 

Here are some ideas for your Self-Guided visit:

  • Experience a story in motion as your group moves through and reads pages (geared towards young learners)

  • Visit our Koi Pond

  • Use our monthly What’s Blooming as a group scavenger hunt

  • Fairy House Exhibit – May

  • Scarecrows – October

  • Explore our 12 curated Garden spaces

Offered April - May and October

Ready, Set, Grow 

Grade 1 (FULL)

Students will learn about different plant characteristics, the function of plant parts, and apply their knowledge by labeling parts of plants in our Vegetable Garden.

 

Idaho Content Standard: 1-LS-1.1

Offered April - May and October

Habitat Investigations 

Grade 2 (FULL)

Students will learn how to use a tool and apply their observation skills to identify different plants and animals in the Garden based on their similarities and differences.

 

Idaho Content Standard: 2-LS-2.1

Offered April - May and October

Flower Power

Grade 3 (FULL)

Students will learn about the parts of a flower involved in reproduction, utilize a microscope, learn about pollinator preferences, and grow the Garden’s collection by planting a flower.

Idaho Content Standard: 3-LS-2.1

Offered April - May and October

Experiential learning outdoors! 

The Idaho Botanical Garden is a nonprofit living museum dedicated to furthering science education and environmental stewardship in the Treasure Valley and beyond. Our goal is to nurture a fascination with the natural world through a variety of hands-on outdoor programs including on-site field trips that meet Idaho Content Standards for K-3rd grade learners.

  • We are currently offering Facilitated Field Trips for K, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade learners. *NOTE: Facilitated Field Trips are fully booked, but there are still openings for the Self-Guided Experience!

  • We can accommodate up to 60 learners per time.

  • Our 90-minute outdoor programs include three hands-on learning stations, revamped grade-specific STEAM curriculum, and experiential learning in a living museum lead by an IBG facilitator.

 

New this year, if your group has 25 students or less, please reserve a Self-Guided Experience where an IBG Education Team Member will greet your group and then you explore the Garden on your own. To reserve, view the information below.

Learn more about each option below. 

Getting Here

Bike walk, skate, or carpool. We love our planet and we love it when our guests use alternative forms of transportation. But if driving is a must, here are some directions! 

2355 Old Penitentiary Road Boise, Idaho 83712

Plan your Visit 

To schedule a visit:

View updates to the programming options above.

Complete the online booking form for the option that is best for your group (i.e. Self-Guided or Facilitated Field Trip) to reserve a time for your learners.

Scholarship Opportunities & Funding Assistance

Limited scholarships (including busing reimbursement funds) are available for groups needing financial assistance. Please complete the scholarship form if you or your learners need financial assistance. We will reach out to you with more information. Funding requests will be awarded by the Idaho Botanical Garden based on our commitment to prioritizing providing opportunities to under-served populations and learners.

The Idaho EcosySTEM also has funding options to assist with transportation costs; please see here for information.

 

Questions?

Please email education@idahobotanicalgarden.org

Sprouts: All About

Growing - Grade K (FULL)

Students will learn about what plants need to live and grow, investigate compost to see that it is alive, and visit a unique part of the Garden.

 

Idaho Content Standards: K-LS-1.1 and K-ESS-2.1

Offered April - May and October

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