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Opportunities for Teachers

Ecoliteracy at SFUSD: Summer Institute for K-2 Teachers

Enhance your teaching in the natural world while rediscovering the joy of learning at San Francisco Botanical Garden! Participate in programs described on this page or contact Annette Huddle, Director of Youth Education, at for more information.


Science in the Park

Designed especially for teachers of preschool through second grade, this weeklong summer program is offered in collaboration with the California Academy of Sciences. The program's theme is "TREES" and engages teachers in exploring how to use trees in their schoolyards, neighborhoods and parks to help children learn about parts of trees and their jobs, life cycles, and interactions with other living things. "Science in the Park" will take place in June 2017, more details will be posted here as they become available. For more details and to register, click here.


Teacher Orientations

Have you thought about leading your students on a visit to San Francisco Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park, but just don't know where to start? Call us to arrange a garden orientation for you and your colleagues, to help you make the most of your visits! These free programs can be scheduled after school, a minimum of five teachers is required. Please call for more information, (415) 661-1316 ext. 406.


Teacher Open House

Join us on Thursday, November 3, 4-6pm, to learn how the Garden and its renowned Library can be inspiring resources for you and your students. From school field trips to books for children and educators, we'll help you bring nature study alive!
Enjoy refreshments and mingling with local teachers, hear brief informational presentations from staff, and sign up for a free library card. End your day with a walk through the amazing Mesoamerican Cloud Forest as it comes into bloom, led by our Director of Youth Education. For more information and to register, please email The first 15 registrants will receive priority in our spring lottery for a free guided school walk.

SFBGS and San Francisco Recreation and Park Department San Francisco Botanical Garden's beauty and value as a major cultural resource are the result of a successful public/private partnership between San Francisco Botanical Garden Society and the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department.

ADMISSION  FREE for Members, SF Residents (with proof of residency) & School Groups | $8 Non-residents | Discounts for Seniors, Families & Children

LOCATED In Golden Gate Park, with entrances at the corner of Ninth Ave. at Lincoln Way (Main Gate) & at MLK Jr. Drive off the Music Concourse (Friend/North Gate) | Phone: (415) 661-1316 | Mail: 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122-2370

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