Curriculum Resources

We're making changes!

The Discovery Garden, in the Arroyo Section, is being redesigned to make way for Walk through the Watershed. This new exhibition will include updated displays, school programs, teen volunteer opportunities, teacher training, web resources, and much more! The goal of Walk through the Watershed is to reach beyond the Garden's borders to support healthy ecosystems. This place-based approach connects wildland and urban environments that encourages stewardship and environmental awareness.

As we work on revising our teacher resources, please explore our existing guide for elementary school teachers The Discovery Garden: Exploring California’s Biodiversity

Written by the SBBG Education Department staff, this guide features over 15 activities to be completed with students either in the classroom or at the Garden, as well as background information for teachers. Complete with State Science correlations, the activities focus on the areas of Ecology, Plant and Animal Adaptations, Life Cycles, Plant taxonomy, Native American uses of Plants, and Plant and Animal Relationships.

This 123 page Guide is available as a downloadable PDF. Lesson and worksheet reproduction is limited to classroom use only.

Download The Discovery Garden: Exploring California's Biodiversity



Many additional resources for teachers are found in the Garden Shop and the Blaksley Library at the Garden.