Learn: Educational Programming

At the State Botanical Garden, one of our fundamental missions is to provide knowledge and experience. Our Courses, Events and Resources instruct students of all ages.

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Adult Programs

The State Botanical Garden offers a range of edu­ca­tio­nal pro­grams for adults with hor­ti­cul­tu­ral, eco­log­i­cal, culi­nary and artis­tic inter­ests. Our Cer­tifi­cate in Native Plants allows com­mitted indi­vi­d­u­als to fur­ther their under­s­tand­ing and appre­ci­a­tion of Georgia plants while earn­ing a pro­fes­sio­nal cer­ti­fi­ca­tion. Less for­mal pro­grams, such as Garden Ram­bles, pro­vide relax­ing walks through the Garden and focus on spe­cific items of sea­so­nal inter­est. From our many ongo­ing series to our exten­sive all-day sym­posia, adult pro­grams at the Garden strive to edu­cate, enlighten and engage our vis­i­tors

Schools and Outreach

Edu­ca­tion at the Garden enriches the cur­ricu­lums of schools across the state of Georgia. the Garden conducts instruc­tio­nal field trips that address state stan­dards, lends mate­rials for self guided chil­dren’s pro­grams, pro­vides resources and pro­gram­ming for sci­ence nights, and hosts after­s­chool activ­i­ties with an envi­ron­men­tal focus. A vari­ety of pro­fes­sio­nal devel­op­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties for edu­ca­tors are offered through­out the year.

Kids and Families

The Garden is com­mitted to pro­vid­ing a fam­ily-friendly sett­ing where chil­dren and par­ents can enjoy and learn from our exten­sive plant col­lec­tions as well as from the nat­u­ral areas and trails. Our Fam­ily Fes­ti­vals and Sum­mer Camps com­bine this out­door sett­ing with unique expe­ri­ences that that edu­cate and enter­tain while devel­op­ing con­nec­tions with nature. These pro­grams include exc­it­ing indoor and out­door activ­i­ties that allow chil­dren to explore the Garden, encoun­ter insects, birds and other wildlife, conduct sci­en­tific investi­ga­tions and learn the impor­tance of safe­guard­ing our envi­ron­ment.

Connect to Protect

The Con­nect to Pro­tect Pro­gram pro­motes the bio­di­ver­sity of native plants and pol­li­na­tors in the Georgia Pied­mont region. Pol­li­na­tors play a cru­cial role in a healthy func­tion­ing ecosys­tem and pro­vide humans with eco­log­i­cal ser­vices such as food and seed pro­duc­tion. We encour­age cre­at­ing beau­ti­ful dis­plays of locally appro­pri­ate plants to sup­ply these insects with a source of food as well as sites to breed. The goal of this col­lab­o­ra­tive pro­ject is to pro­vide the public with neces­sary infor­ma­tion and teach­ing tools for empha­siz­ing the sig­ni­f­i­cance of ins­talling native gar­dens on large and small scales alike!

Contact Our Education Department

For Information about programs, courses and registration.

(706) 542-6156

Anne Shenk

Director of Education

Cora Keber

Education Coordinator

Berkeley Boone

Children's Program Manager