The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden encourages students to learn outside of the classroom with an innovative STEM Education program.
More than 100,000 students are taught by the Arboretum Education team each year and their education program is about to expand even more thanks to the $50,000 donation from the International Paper Company.
“In addition to being a top display garden where we grow plants through our experiential educational field trips, outreach programs and professional development for teachers, we grow minds, too.”
“In addition to being a top display garden where we grow plants through our experiential educational field trips, outreach programs and professional development for teachers, we grow minds, too,” Allyson Marbut, the Arboretum’s vice president of education, said in a release.
The Arboretum’s education programs center on STEM, which stands for science, technology, engineering, and math, in the unique setting of the outdoors. This donation will support the Arboretum’s STEM education initiatives such as providing financial assistance to schools, funding a summer camp for at-risk students, and facilitating teacher training programs.
A variety of educational resources are available at the Arboretum with the most notable being the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. This science museum combines the fun of interactive displays and teaching within an outdoor setting.
There are plenty of opportunities for learning while enjoying nature at the Arboretum and this donation will ensure that the STEM Education program will continue to grow for years to come.
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The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden near White Rock Lake is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can find out more about the Arboretum here.