Botanical Garden Teacher’s Resources

The People & Plants Expedition Discovery Pack!

Teachers, engage your students in learning at the New Orleans Botanical Garden!
Discovery Packs allow you to take your class on a fun and educational, independent trip through the Garden. The packs include supplies that the children can use to be junior scientists for a day, as well as our “People & Plants Field Guide” booklets, which provide activities and document their learning as they go. The packs are returned to the garden at the end of your trip, but students can take the guide booklets with them!

The activities in the People & Plants Field Guide is great for fourth and fifth grades. There is a range of content areas covered so you can pick the activities that best meet your students’ needs, or do them all! These booklets can very easily be adapted for younger students as well so any elementary aged student can enjoy being a scientist at the Botanical Garden.

Each People & Plants Discovery Pack includes:
• 1 Backpack
• 30 Student edition People & Plants Field Guides (more available if needed)
• 2 Teachers’ edition People & Plants Field Guide (more available if needed)
• 2 Laminated NOBG maps. Use these to find the best locations for your activities!
• 30 Magnifying glasses
• 1 Pencil sharpener
• 1 Eraser
• 3 Pencils
• 2 Boxes of Crayons
• 1 Butterfly, Bird or Trees field guide
• 1 Garden insect field guide
• 1 Measuring tape
• 1 Pair of tweezers
** Please have your students bring a pencil to use!

Additional resources available by request:
• Scientific Observation Worksheet: Critters
• Scientific Observation Worksheet: Flowers
• Be a Detective: Evidence of Animals Worksheet
• Insect Scavenger Hunt
• Animal Scavenger Hunt
• Useful Plants Scavenger Hunt
• Rose Scavenger Hunt
• Leaf/Bark Rubbing Sheet

Reservations are required; to inquire or register your class for a People & Plants Expedition please contact Dove at (504)483-9470 or Cost is $4 per student. Teachers/Chaperones are free. Please plan to pay at the gift shop when you arrive for your expedition.

Discovery Packs can be picked up in the NOBG Gift Shop. We require that the teacher/chaperone in charge leaves their driver’s license with our gift shop attendant at the time of Discovery Pak pick up. The license is returned when the Discovery Pack and supplies are returned.



The lion on the antique carousel in Carousel Gardens weighs at 500 lbs.!