School Trips to Holden Arboretum

College Self Guided Tour

College Self Guided Tour

College

$9 per student

Holden Arboretum

Murch Canopy Walk and Kalberer Tower are open April-October. Bring the whole class! $9 per student. Please note – if you have a special request that does not fit within… more

Population Genetics: Wild Strawberry

Population Genetics: Wild Strawberry

High School (grades 9-12)

$12 per student

Holden Arboretum

Have you ever wanted to incorporate a hands-on lab experience with your students on extracting and analyzing DNA from start to finish? If so, Holden Arboretum’s Population Genetics: Wild Strawberry… more

Self Guided Tour

Self Guided Tour

Grades PK – 12

$7 per student

Holden Arboretum

Murch Canopy Walk and Kalberer Tower are open April-October. $7 per student. One adult chaperone is required per 10 students (free). One adult per five students is admitted free; additional… more

Outdoor Adventurer

Outdoor Adventurer

Brownie

$12 per scout (includes $3.50 for badge)

Holden Arboretum

They will start their journey by learning how to read a map. Their map will take them to unique places at the Arboretum, where they will play outdoor games, learn… more

Eco Trekker

Eco Trekker

Cadette

$12 per scout (includes $3.50 for badge)

Holden Arboretum

Cadettes will discover their role in nature. They will explore an environmental issue and become responsible for the choices they make outdoors. Scouts will learn how to conserve, preserve, protect,… more

Gardener

Gardener

Junior

$12 per scout (includes $3.50 for badge)

Holden Arboretum

They will hike in our various gardens and understand how different plants grow in different ways. Girl Scouts will set up a seed experiment to take home to start their… more

Eco Learner

Eco Learner

Daisy

$12 per scout (includes $3.50 for badge)

Holden Arboretum

They will take a short hike while learning how to protect the living things they encounter. They will explore why trash is not healthy for nature and how they can… more

Little Mountain

Little Mountain

Grade 7- College

$12.00 per student

Holden Arboretum

Little Mountain is the highest point in Lake County. Once a woodland retreat where wealthy Clevelanders escape the summer heat, it has once again become a preserved and managed woodland… more

Lifecycles of Plants: Growing Through Changes

Lifecycles of Plants: Growing Through Changes

Grades 2-4

$9.00 per student

Holden Arboretum

Flowering plants produce seeds that sprout, grow to maturity, bloom, and create another generation of seeds, so life on earth continues. 2 hours $9 per student. One adult chaperone required… more

Energy Transfer: How Many Bears?

Energy Transfer: How Many Bears?

Grades 6-8

$9.00 per student

Holden Arboretum

Students learn about these animals and their role in Ohio forests. The program takes place on the trails, in the forest, and on our Murch Canopy Walk. 2.5 hours $9… more

Stebbins Gulch

Stebbins Gulch

Grade 7- College

$12.00 per student

Holden Arboretum

This unique area was designated in 1968 by the U.S. Department of Interior as a National Natural Landmark. Stebbins Gulch is a ravine system where the exposed bedrock is easily… more

Interdependence: Links Between Plants and Animals

Interdependence: Links Between Plants and Animals

Grades 1-3

$9.00 per student

Holden Arboretum

Students collect data on forest inhabitants and make first-hand observations of the ways they are interdependent. They also learn about the extraordinary ways plants defend themselves. 2 hours $9 per… more

Pond Adaptations

Pond Adaptations

Grades PK – 5

$9.00 per student

Holden Arboretum

Grade PreK Experience a pond first-hand using your senses to make discoveries about this special place. Learn about the diversity and adaptations of the animals and plants that live in… more

Forest Discovery-Habitats and Ecosystems

Forest Discovery-Habitats and Ecosystems

Grades PK – 5

$9.00 per student

Holden Arboretum

Grade PreK Experience a forest first-hand using your senses to make discoveries about this special place. Learn about the diversity and adaptations of the animals and plants that live in… more

Leaf Discovery at Holden Arboretum

Leaf Discovery at Holden Arboretum

All Ages

$7 per student

Holden Arboretum

Note: This program is teacher-directed. $7 per student. One adult chaperone required per 10 students(free). One adult per five students admitted free; additional adults are $7.00 per person. This program… more

School Trips to Cleveland Botanical Garden

College Self Guided Tour

College Self Guided Tour

College

$9 per student

Cleveland Botanical Garden

Offered Year-round Bring the whole class! $9 per student. Please note – if you have a special request that does not fit within the available options, please reach out to… more

Trees

Trees

Cadette

$12 per scout (includes $3.50 for badge)

Cleveland Botanical Garden

Through investigating a few of the many tree varieties at the Cleveland Botanical Garden, Cadettes will discover the ways in which trees are important to our lives, and how they… more

Shapes in Nature

Shapes in Nature

Daisy

$12 per scout or sibling

Cleveland Botanical Garden

We will go on a scavenger hunt to find common and uncommon shapes in nature, plus plant, animal, and human-made patterns. Daisies will use natural items to create art they… more

Dissecting Pollination

Dissecting Pollination

Grades 4-8

$9.00 per student

Cleveland Botanical Garden

Explore the reproductive structures of a flower through a guided dissection. Students will also visit the glasshouses and/or outdoor gardens to look for examples of plant/pollinator relationships. Fall, Winter, and… more

Plant Habitats & Adaptations

Plant Habitats & Adaptations

Grades 2-5

$9.00 per student

Cleveland Botanical Garden

A visit to the Madagascar and Costa Rica glasshouses – and weather permitting the outdoor gardens – will focus on comparing plants that have adapted to live in vastly different… more

Plants and Me

Plants and Me

Grades PK-2

$9 per student

Cleveland Botanical Garden

Plants are all around us – we see them in parks and gardens, dotted along walkways and parking lots, and even on our plates! Over the course of this program,… more

Is it Alive?

Is it Alive?

Grades PK-1

$9.00 per student

Cleveland Botanical Garden

Fall, Winter, and Spring sessions 1.5 hours Maximum of 55 students per time slot. $9 per student. One adult chaperone required per 10 students (free). One adult per five students… more

Butterflies in the Garden

Butterflies in the Garden

Grades PK-3

$9 per student

Cleveland Botanical Garden

Guided discussions about metamorphosis help learners discover how plants play an important role in the lives of these interesting insects Offered Year-round 1.5 hours Maximum of 55 students per time… more

Garden Variety Tour

Garden Variety Tour

Grades PK – 8

$9 per student

Cleveland Botanical Garden

Offered Year-round 1 hour Maximum of 55 students per time slot. $9 per student. One adult chaperone required per 10 students (free). One adult per five students admitted free; additional… more

Sensory Tour

Sensory Tour

Grades PK-8

$9 per student

Cleveland Botanical Garden

Offered select dates in spring only. 1.5 hours Maximum of 55 students per time slot. $9 per student. One adult chaperone required per 10 students (free). One adult per five… more

Self Guided Tour

Self Guided Tour

Grades PK – 12

$7 per student

Cleveland Botanical Garden

Offered Year-round $7 per student. One adult chaperone required per 10 students (free). One adult per five students admitted free; additional adults are $7.00 per person. Please note – if… more

Flowers-to-Go

Flowers-to-Go

Junior

$12 per scout

Cleveland Botanical Garden

Explore the indoor or outdoor gardens to see real flowers and learn about pollination. Investigate the parts of plants by dissecting a flower and then make a flower press for… more

Brownies and Bugs

Brownies and Bugs

Brownies

$12 per scout

Cleveland Botanical Garden

Find a bug and build an observation box for it. Each troop should bring shoeboxes with them – bring one per Girl Scout or bring just one shoebox to make a single observation box… more

School Programs

Power of Plants

Power of Plants

Elementary (PK-5)

Power of Plants, or “POP” for short, is a large-scale, full-day educational event, which takes place at schools across Northeast Ohio. POP is: Since we can accommodate up to 250 students, POP is… more

Sprouting Young Scientists (SPYS)

Sprouting Young Scientists (SPYS)

Preschool

$150 per program (3-4 programs per year)

Holden guided lessons accompany the books to support early learners in investigating plants through hands-on activities and problem-solving scenarios. 1 hour program, 3-4 programs throughout the year. If you are… more

Growing Students in Science

Growing Students in Science

Grades 2-5

$425 per classroom (Grade 2-4) $525 per classroom (Grade 5)

Students in their classrooms can participate in the program for multiple years, starting in the second or third grades and completing the fifth-grade program. Each year students participate in two… more

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