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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
July 10–12, 2018

Come for a deep dive into the outdoors and spend three days in the park! Explore San Francisco Botanical Garden, the California Academy of Sciences, and Golden Gate Park in this program designed especially for pre-K through second grade teachers. This immersive three-day workshop will provide you with the tools, techniques, and confidence to give your students meaningful outdoor learning experiences. Learn more 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 October l8, 4 to 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 guided walk in the Garden led by our Director of Youth Education. All first-time attendees will secure a guided spring walk (K-5) for their class! Please RSVP to

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 | $9 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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