Field Trips - Self-Guided Walk-Throughs

Themed Backpacks for Self-Guided Walk-Throughs

Enhance your interactive nature experience by checking out one of our "What’s Growing On?"  themed backpacks.

Experience self-guided exploration using these themed backpacks which are chock full of tools to help you explore the Garden.

Budding Botanist bags are recommended for 6-12 year-olds, but anyone with a sense of wonder will enjoy them. They include:

  • Amphibian & Reptile Backpack (contents: learn about lifecycles, easy to use field guides, Garden map, make and take activity),
  • Butterfly Backpack (contents-field guide to butterflies, garden map, butterfly lifecycle and scavenger hunt),
  • Bird Backpack (contents-bird call, field guide to birds and nests, birding trail map, scavenger hunt),
  • Carnivorous Plants Backpack (contents-garden map, ID guide, scavenger hunt, make and take activity).

We also have 3 individually themed backpacks that meet the Alabama Couse of Study requirements in Science for 4th-7th grades including:

  • Orienteering - Let’s Go On A Scavenger Hunt!
  • Water Quality Studies - Ready, Set, Grow!
  • What’s Below the Surface - Take an In-depth Look at the Ground Below You!
Garden Walk-Throughs
All ages, minimum 10 children

Bring your group for a self-guided walk-through of the Garden. Take your time and explore the Nature Trail, Childrens Garden, Nature Center (in season), wherever you wish to wander.

For more information or to make a reservation, call at: 256-837-4104 or