Youth & Family

In the summer of 2019 we are launching a pilot program to provide meaningful, real-life experiences that connect children 0-12 years to the Georgeson Botanical Garden. For more information, please email curriculum development expert Katie Earle.

Workshops

Parents! Are your children looking for fun, engaging programs this summer? Register for the “In the Garden” program, which emphasizes experiential, hands-on learning, ages 0-7, at an affordable cost in the Georgeson Botanical Garden. These new programs are bound to be popular and space is limited, so be sure to register as soon as possible!

All programs are in the month of June. Schedules are available on the registration form!

Garden Elements (0-2 years): https://forms.gle/jQqqdhRtny1psF6m7

Garden Explorers (2.5-4 years): https://forms.gle/T8uxXbDfi9hty7NA8

Little Gardeners (5-7 years): Please email Katie Earle at keearle@alaska.edu

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

If you have any questions, please contact Katie Earle at keearle@alaska.edu or (907)474-6921.

Self-Guided Adventures

Download one of the following worksheets for an opportunity to dig a little deeper into what’s happening seasonally in the Garden throughout the Spring, Summer, and Fall. Use these worksheets to find some of the Garden’s hidden gems — with some great prizes to be won each season!

Spring 2019 Worksheets

2019 GBG Prekindergarten Spring Worksheet

2019 GBG Tween Spring Worksheet

2019 GBG Spring Scavenger Hunt

School Field Trips

Take your school or homeschool group on a field trip in the Garden! Field trips are designed to support teachers and use Alaskan State Learning Standards to create meaningful real-life experiences that showcase the Georgeson Botanical Garden’s contribution to sub-arctic horticultural knowledge. Fill out our group visits form for more information.

Weekly Sessions

Coming in 2019: weekly opportunities for children 0-7 years old to get up close and personal with activities in the Garden. Activities include Garden Elements for moms and babies (0-2 years), Garden Explorers for moms and toddlers (2.5-4 years), and Little Gardeners for children 5-7 years old. Please email Katie Earle for more information.

Events & Workshops

2019 Workshop Series

Check out our workshop page for the 2019 workshop series!

Events

Enjoy the following educational events:

May 25th, 12:00pm-2:00pm: Teddy Bear Picnic at the Babula Children’s Garden. Bring a teddy bear and a picnic lunch to have fun and learn about bears!

June 23rd, 11:00am-1:00pm: Georgeson Birthday Bash & Mud Day throughout the Garden. Come learn and play with community organizations, fun garden games, birthday cake, and a mud pit!

Research & Education

Since it began, the Georgeson Botanical Garden has conducted plant trials and experiments in order to provide valuable horticultural information to the people living and growing plants in subarctic conditions.

You will find links to summaries of many of these trials and experiments. We hope to make this information available in a searchable online database in the future. Keep checking back as we continue to make these data available!

See plant trials
See experiments