Children's Peace Garden Field Trips

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Join us for a Field Trip to the Gardens

Children's Peace Garden field trips are engaging, hands-on, and will enhance the elementary science curriculum. Students will have the opportunity engage in activities focused on local food, organic gardening practices, the importance of biodiversity and community, and reconnecting with the Earth through experiential gardening activities.

Field Trip themes and activities align with the rhythms of the garden growing season in relation to the school year and align with the Colorado Model Content Standards for Science and Social Studies.

Field Trip Logistics

Field trips can be scheduled from Thursday, March 15th - Friday, October 26th and include up to 3 hours of programming for groups of up to 85 students.

Field trips are available Tuesday-Friday each week. The cost is $4 per student with a minimum of $60 during the spring and fall; $7 per student with a minimum of $105 during the summer. There is no additional fee for adults and chaperons. After school hours are also available.

All types of groups are welcome - Preschool and Elementary Schools, Girl or Boy Scouts, Home-School and other community groups!

All field trips take place at Growing Garden’s agriculture site at 1630 Hawthorn Ave., Boulder, CO. Map to the garden.


Scheduling a Field Trip

Please send the following information to Annie Sweeney, Program Director, at [email protected]growinggardens.org.
  1. Date(s)
  2. Arrival and Departure time 
  3. Preferred activities - choose one activity for each hour you'll be on site. 
  4. Number of participants
  5. Grade(s) of participants
  6. Any food allergies
  7. Phone number to reach you the day of your field trip


Popular Field Trip Activities

Spring: March 15th - May 31st

  • Planting activities in the garden or greenhouse and to take home
  • Meeting the honeybees
  • Harvesting and making a healthy snack from the garden to enjoy (April 15th - May 31st)
  • Exploring the worm compost bin
  • Investigating insects' garden habitats
  • Working in the garden
  • Going on a tasting tour of the urban agricultural site
  • Water in the Arid West
  • Colorado Soils

Summer: June 1st - August 31st

  • Meeting the honeybees
  • Exploring the worm compost bin
  • Going on a tasting tour of the urban agricultural site

Fall: September 1st - October 26th

  • Working in the garden and planting seeds to take home
  • Meeting the honeybees
  • Exploring the worm compost bin
  • Investigating insects' garden habitats
  • Going on a tasting tour of the urban agricultural site
  • Eating your way through the parts of a plant
  • Harvesting and making a healthy snack from the garden to enjoy (September 1st-October 1st)
  • Water in the Arid West
  • Colorado Soils

We will work with your schedule and curriculum needs to provide an engaging and educational experience in the garden. 

If you aren't able to come to the garden for a field trip, please consider allowing us to bring the garden to you for a classroom visit!

Please contact Annie Sweeney at 720-336-8260 or [email protected] for more information.

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