The mission of the Living Laboratory program is to have each and every student personally and actively engaged in thought provoking conservation minded lessons which also are aligned to the Sunshine State standards. Our learners develop an awareness of the land, our resources and our unique biodiversity. Although we cover the state mandated benchmarks we do so with hands-on interactive activities that promote field investigation and personal conscious ethical thoughts and discussions. We are developing environmentally conscious learners!
2012 - 2013 Event & Program Dates
|October 25||"Give a Smidgen for the White-Crowned Pigeon” Native Tree Planting at Key West High School, 2:30 pm|
|October 27||Screaming Green Halloween 10am-2pm|
|December 8-9||Gardenfest 10am - 4pm|
|December 14||High School Eco Movie Night: Food inc. showing at 6:15pm-8:00pm|
|March 16||Migration Mania Family Event- 7,000 Egg Hunt & Bird Festival 10am-3pm|
|April 6||Horace O'Bryant Middle School Arbor Day Tree Planting 1:30pm- 3:30pm|
|April 19||High School Eco Kayaking Adventure Trip 3:00pm-5:30pm|
|May 17||Middle School “Go Green” Science Fair 9:30am - 12:30pm|
Education In The News
- Waste Management Sponsors “Go Green” Science Fair (1/29/2013)
- Garden Education Department Receives Dogwood Grant (12/14/2012)
- Garden Education Department Makes Science Come Alive (10/3/2012)
- Garden Receives $149K Grant (11/3/2011)
- Go Green Science Fair (5/19/2011)
- Butterfly Bonanza featured in Citizen (5/1/2011)
- Keys Weekly Features Garden's Ed Dept (4/29/2011)
- Easter Egg Hunt in Conch Color (4/29/2011)
- Migration Mania Featured in Citizen (4/24/2011)
- Former Garden Intern Earns Award (2/20/2011)
- Join students for winter solstice party (12/21/2010)
UCF Intern Program: High School
In partnership with University of Central Florida, the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden hosts two weeklong UCF Intern Programs, the first in December and the second in March. The program results in invaluable field study, documentation, identification, inventory records, presentations and promotional materials for the Key West Botanical Garden. More information to come!
The Living Labratory: K - 5
The Program is a collaborative effort of the Key West Botanical Garden and the Monroe County School District, which serves over 3000 children.
Our program actively involves students. Students become “scientists” and collect information to answer questions about the world around them.