Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens offers a variety of on- and offsite programs for formal and informal education groups, providing students with multi-disciplinary learning opportunities that align with state standards, reach across the curriculum, and use botany and ecology to inspire young minds. Explore our offerings to discover a wealth of exciting experiences for youth of all ages.

For Educators

Attention Educators: Teach Your Students to Protect Their Future and Save the Planet

Phipps' science education department, in partnership with Young Voices for the Planet and New York Times best-selling children's author and filmmaker Lynne Cherry, is pleased to invite you to the Paula Sculley Memorial Civic Engagement and Democracy Educator Workshop. The goal of this exciting new workshop is to equip Western Pennsylvania educators of students from K – 12 with the tools to help their students become engaged citizens around the vital environmental issues of our time.

Explore our field trip and outreach experiences that meet state standards for school, homeschool, scout and other groups.

Phipps can send an educator to your pre-school or childcare facility to present fun programs that use botany and ecology to inspire learning.

Discover our borrowing bins, which include lesson plans, props and example activities for use in a variety of educational settings.

Win cash prizes for your school's green initiatives as middle- and high school students tackle important environmental issues.  

Get the details on our paid summer internships for Pittsburgh-area high school students who come from low-income communities. 

The Phipps Teacher Advisory Committee is a select group of educators who foster collaboration across schools and museums. 

Photos © Cory Doman, Kristi Hoffman and Phipps staff