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School Programs at the Garden

MUN Botanical Garden offers a variety of education programs designed to enrich the Newfoundland science curriculum. A variety of curriculum-based programs are offered for grades K-12 (+ post-secondary) and our environmental education staff will be happy to customize a program to suit your needs.

School Visit Program - Submit your booking request here.

- Offered between May and November
- Include a classroom component, but mainly take place outside
- Suitable clothing and footwear is necessary
- Days: Monday - Friday
- Group size: We can host between 1-3 classes at a time depending on the requested date and program

Program Options:

1.5hr Program
- 30 minutes in the classroom (max)
- 1hr outside (minimum) to see the garden, pond, and short section of the trail
- Offered morning and afternoon
- Cost $3/student

1/2 Day Morning Program (~3hr program from 9am-12noon)
- Garden and pond visit
- Indoor classroom instruction
- Nature hike
- Hands on activity
- Cost 5$/student

Can’t get away? MUNBG education staff can visit your school and can spend the day presenting to individual classes. 

School Outreach Programs - Submit your outreach book form here.

K-6 Outreach Program duration: 1 or 2 hours

Programs are available September - April

Fee: $4.00/$6.00 per student

We will provide an activity-based program featuring songs, stories, games, and a curriculum-linked activity. Programs are based on the educator resource From Garden to Classroom.

Primary & Elementary School Programs

Primary and elementary school programs can include any of the following programs or may be adapted to suit each class's individual needs.

For more information about how the Garden can meet each grade's learning outcomes, please visit our K-6 curriculum objectives page.

  • Composting and Soils
  • Signs of the Season (Spring, Fall, Winter Preparations)
  • Butterflies
  • Plants and Soils
  • Seeds and Fruits
  • Habitats
  • Trees are Terrific
  • Bat Buddies
  • Forest Fun
  • Plant & Animal Adaptations / Interactions
  • Wetland Wonders
  • Native Use of Plants
  • Plant Detectives
  • Web of Life
  • Newfoundland Ecology and much more! 

Intermediate & Secondary Programs

Intermediate and secondary students can enjoy a variety of hands-on learning experiences through the programs offered at the Botanical Garden. The 110 acre nature reserve provides students with an opportunity to view local flora and fauna, particularly within the northern boreal forest and wetland biomes, while learning about: ecological concepts; plant and animal identification and classification; the ecology and composition of the forest; adaptations and interactions among living things; biodiversity; succession; competition and much more.

For more information about how the Garden can meet each grade's learning outcomes, please visit our 7-9 curriculum objectives page and our 10-12 curriculum objectives page.

Halloween Howl Program

The Halloween Howl program is a special program offered every October. It educates students about the relationship between Halloween and nature and why things like witches' brooms, crows, and spiders aren't scary after all. This program can be adapted to suite children of any age.

Booking a Program / More Information

To book a school program at the Botanical Garden, please use our on-line form or contact Education Staff at or 864-8590.