Botanical Gardens

These sites display a variety of species with clear and in-depth descriptions. They are climate sensitive so students can witness the variety in its real environment. Comparisons/contrasts can be made easily.

These resources are especially appropriate as an introduction to online research at the secondary level where prescribed content is taught in preparation for college tests. They are easily adaptable for group work.

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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Many museums and botanical gardens have an on-line section with educational material. Here is an example from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, which exhibits an extensive collection of plants…  learn more

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Classroom Resource Kits

The Chicago Botanic Garden offers a variety of resource kits for educators to use in the classroom. The kits are free, with a refundable deposit to make sure…  learn more

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Hawaiian Plants and Tropical Flowers

The Hawaiian Islands have an interesting variety of plant species, with about half being native species and half being introduced species. Under Native Status, check out Canoe Plants.…  learn more

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The Living Edens

Wish for a paradise or the Garden of Edens? The Living Edens is an inspiring natural history available from PBS, opening magical vistas through the expertise of world-acclaimed…  learn more

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Missouri Botanical Garden: Educational Resources

Created by Henry Shaw and given as a gift to the city of St. Louis, the Missouri Botanical Garden opened to the public in 1859. It combined horticultural…  learn more

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Plant Science On-Site Activity Resources

The United States Botanic Garden (USBG) is a living plant museum that informs visitors about the importance, and often irreplaceable value, of plants to the well-being of humans and to…  learn more