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Teacher Resources

The Wildflower Center provides instructors with materials to use both in the classroom and in the field. Most of the lessons in the Exploring the Native Plant World curriculum and youth activities apply to visits to the Wildflower Center, but many can be used in a more general setting.  Please see below for more information and to download the curriculum. Click here for Youth Activities.

Visiting the Wildflower Center with your Youth Group

Requests for youth group visits can be made by visiting the Youth Group Visit Request page (click here).

Exploring the Native Plant World Curriculum

Wildflower Center staff developed the Exploring the Native Plant World curriculum for grades Pre-K through Sixth, integrating sciences and the liberal arts. This curriculum builds on students' knowledge as they progress through the elementary grades. It addresses different learning styles, is grade specific, and can be used during any season.

The intent of Exploring the Native Plant World is to provide teachers with the tools to teach basic botanical and ecological concepts, introduce students to the beauty and value of native flora, and give students the skills they need to become good stewards of the Earth. Exploring the Native Plant World was designed using the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) as a framework and is linked to the National Benchmarks for Science Literacy. To download the curriculum please click on the images or links below.


Grades Pre-K—K
Patterns and Shapes

Grades 1—2
Changes
 

Grades 3—4
Survival

Grades 5—6
Adaptations