Youth Education

For Teachers

We have downloadable resources that can be a great way to engage with the Gardens on your field trip. Before and after your field trip to the Gardens, explore butterfly ecology with lessons designed to meet Arizona State Science Standards for Kindergarten through 2nd grade.

Photograph of children
Photograph of a butterfly
Photograph of guest with child

For Families

Explore the wonders of the gardens through our special programs and events. Pick up a map of the Gardens made just for kids and families during your next visit. The map highlights some of our favorite areas for children and includes prompts to encourage more careful observation in each garden. Bring a pencil/pen to fill in and personalize your map

Downloadable Activities

Drawing of flowers

Cholla Blossom Coloring Page

Drawing of a bird

My New Backyard Coloring Book

You can print this custom illustration by one of our instructors, Adela Antoinette, and color it at home!

Print this pdf at home and have some reading and coloring time while learning about plants of the desert. In English and en Español!

My New Backyard Garden coloring book was written by Rita Maria Magdaleno, Illustrated by Sue Betanzos and funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum Library Services.