Environmental Education Programs for School Groups

The Arboretum offers dynamic, hands-on environmental education activities designed to enhance a young person's experiences in natural outdoor settings, as well as enrich current academic science curriculum. Students explore diverse Arboretum habitats, including meadows, deciduous and coniferous forests, wetlands, and streams.

Environmental education has been linked to improved academic achievement and encourages stewardship, pride, and ownership. The Arboretum's education programs are designed to maximize student involvement in their environment. Such involvement develops problem-solving, critical thinking, and investigation skills vital to cultivating a meaningful awareness of the human-environmental connection.

Programs listed below are designed for grades K-8 as well as middle and high school students. Programs are offered to meet both current Maryland State Educational Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. Programs designed to meet specific school needs may also be requested.

Environmental Education Program Fees
Fees for youth education programs at Adkins Arboretum vary based on group size and program length. For more information or to plan a field experience, contact Youth Program Coordinator Jenny Houghton at jhoughton@adkinsarboretum.org or call 410.634.2847, ext. 26.