Field Trips

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Join us at the Garden for an exciting educational adventure. Your students will be immersed in a sub-tropical and historically monumental setting for a morning  of  If you don’t see something you like from the list below, let us know and we will design curriculum specific to your group.  Each lesson plan adheres to state and national standards, and includes an activity to create an understanding of science, nature, art, and the environment. Please contact Lacey Bray, Educational Program Coordinator, to schedule a visit or to customize an activity for your class.

Field Trip Basics:

                        Costs: $5.00 per person;  Free entry for Adult for every 10 students

                        Booking: Call or Email Lacey Bray at 305.669.6990/ lbray@pinecrest-fl.gov

Group Sizes: Guided tours based on class size and tour guide availability. 50 students max for a guided program; groups over 50 are invited to participate in a self-guided program. Space is limited, therefore registration is required. Walk in groups will not be accommodated for guided programs.

Choose from the topics below:
Pre K
Garden Discovery
Embark on a journey through nature as we look for colors, learn about plants and hear story! A   walk in the garden is a rainbow of color, just waiting to be discovered. 

Florida is Nature
Students will walk, explore and draw what inspires them in Pinecrest Gardens in our FL is Nature participatory art project.

Grades K-5
Pinecrest Gardens Search & Find
A guided tour of the garden equipped with a seasonal scavenger hunt. Learn about the history,    the plants and the habitats of Pinecrest Gardens with our Search & Find Program

Layers of the Pinecrest Gardens Rainforest
Did you know that Florida has a similar climate to the rainforest? Learn about the “rainforest” of   Pinecrest gardens on guided tour through the lower garden. Students will learn about the          rainforest layers compare and contrast our environment to a rainforest, and learn about the plants    and animals that call each place home. 

Florida is Nature
After learning about art in nature, students will have a guided tour of Pinecrest Gardens, learning about the history and features of the garden. Then, students will spend time in nature drawing  something that inspires them today. Students will upload their artwork to our online gallery, and have a chance to be featured in our Hibiscus Gallery. Science and Nature go hand in hand, and this lesson plan discovers how!

Plant Parts and Pollination
Flowering plants and pollination go hand in hand. Learn about the different types of pollinators,    how a plant gets pollinated, what pollination is, and why! Students become field scientists as we  observe pollinators on flowers, learn about plant reproduction, and use all of our senses to discover plant parts in the Learning Garden.

Plant Form and function
Plant form and function are essential to understanding how plants work, and why. In this field trip, we will uncover the mystery of plant habits, shapes, and all of the basics of growth. We will also use this information to connect plants to the world around us- they are a model for design, a focus of art, and are the basis of all life.

Grades 6-8
Plant Form and function
Plant form and function are essential to understanding how plants work, and why. In this field trip, we will uncover the mystery of plant habits, shapes, and all of the basics of growth. We will also use this information to connect plants to the world around us- they are a model for design, a focus of art, and are the basis of all life.

Florida is Nature
After learning about art in nature, students will have a guided tour of Pinecrest Gardens, learning about the history and features of the garden. Then, students will spend time in nature drawing something that inspires them today. Students will upload their artwork to our online gallery, and have a chance to be featured in our Hibiscus Gallery. Science and Nature go hand in hand, and this lesson plan discovers how!

Grades 9-12
Florida is Nature
After learning about art in nature, students will have a guided tour of Pinecrest Gardens, understanding the history and features of the garden. Learn about our current art exhibits, the gallery, and art’s place in botanical Gardens.  Students will upload their artwork to our online gallery, and have a chance to be featured in our Hibiscus Gallery. Science and Nature go hand in hand, and this lesson plan discovers how!

Learning & Sensory Garden
Discounted rates available for Sensory Friendly organized Field Trips.

Please note that visitors to Pinecrest Gardens may be photographed or video-taped during their visit. Their likeness may be used for marketing, advertising or public relations purposes without compensation.