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Spring 2022 Field Classes

Join Red Butte Garden's whole new format for Field Class field trips this year!

Please select the tab that represents your school, read about the options for your field trip, then request your program! Our programs are booked on a first come first serve basis until we are to capacity.

Spring field trip requests will open November 15th at 10am.

If you have any questions about bringing students to Red Butte Garden, please email: fieldclasses@redbutte.utah.edu

Utah publicly funded schools that are reserved for a field trip receive free admission into Red Butte Garden.

We have a new filed trip format as we transition our program to enhance Utah's Science with Engineering Education Standards (SEEd). Please be sure to read the information below before requesting a field trip.

K-6th Grade

  • We can reserve up to 65 students per time slot (2 classes).
  • All Field Class field trips are entirely chaperone-led.
  • Garden Educators will be stationed throughout the Garden with activities and hands-on experiences. You, your chaperones, and students can visit the Educators in specified Garden areas. (Please not this is subject to change).
  • Prior to visiting, teachers get to choose an "investigation" focus for the field trip.
  • Students will begin their investigation with an in-classroom virtual experience filled with phenomenon. Then, students will explore the Garden in-person to conduct their own investigation with their field journals and pencils (all supplied by Red Butte Garden).
  • If you choose to visit the Garden without an investigation focus or the materials as described above, please select "Self-Guided" when you request your K-6th grade field trip.
  • We partner with the Natural History Museum for full day field trips. The Red Butte Garden portion of these field trips is similar to what is described above. To learn more about the partnership field trip experience, please visit HERE.

Know which investigation focus you want to choose before requesting a field trip! Check out the choices below. For more detailed information about investigations, please check out our Virtual Garden page. You will have the option to select this program to watch before your field trip! We highly recommend it!

Investigation choices:

K-2nd Grade

Sensory Observations- Investigate how to use your senses to observe living things. Enhances SEEd standards: K.2.1, 1.2.2

Habitats- Investigate how living things survive in the different habitats of Red Butte Garden. Enhances SEEd standards: K.2.2, 1.2.2, 2.2.2

Flowers and Seeds- Investigate how plants survive and reproduce. Enhances SEEd standards: K.2.2, 1.2.4, 2.2.3, 3.2.1

3rd-6th Grade

Phenology- Investigate life cycle changes happening at Red Butte Garden. Enhances SEEd standards: 3.2.1, 3.2.6, 4.1.1, 5.3.1, 6.4.4

Ethnobotany- Investigate how plant and animal features help both to survive. Enhances SEEd standards: 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 5.3.2, 5.3.4, 6.4.2, 6.4.4

Matter Movement- Investigate how different organisms are connected at Red Butte Garden. Enhances SEEd standards: 3.2.4, 3.2.5, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 5.3.2, 5.3.3, 6.4.1, 6.4.3

Water Conservation Garden- Investigate how living things survive in dry desert climates. Enhances SEEd standards: 3.2.5, 3.2.6, 4.1.1, 5.3.4, 6.3.1, 6.4.1

7th-12 Grade
  • All field trips are Self-Guided and/or chaperone-led
Request a field trip starting November 15th at 10am!
Publicly Funded Schools: K-6th Grade Field Trip Request
Publicly Funded Schools: K-6th Grade Natural History Museum and Red Butte Garden Field Trip Request
Publicly Funded Schools: 7th-12th Grade Field Trip Request

We currently do not receive funding for free admission for non-publicly funded schools and student groups. All participants (students and adults) will be expected to pay admission upon arrival to the field trip to Red Butte Garden.

For K-6th Grade field trips:

  • We can reserve up to 65 students per time slot (2 classes).
  • All Field Class field trips are chaperone-led.
  • You as a teacher will get to choose an "investigation" focus for the field trip.
  • Your students will begin their adventure with an in-classroom virtual experience filled with their own investigation with their field journals (supplied by you and accessible in the pre-trip email).
  • If you choose to visit the Garden without an investigation focus, please select "Self-Guided" when you request your K-6th grade field trip.

Know which investigation focus you want to choose before requesting a field trip! Check out the choices below. For more detailed information about investigations, please check out our Virtual Garden page. You will have the option to select this program to watch before your field trip! We highly recommend it!

Investigation choices:

K-2nd Grade

Sensory Observations- Investigate how to use your senses to observe living things. Enhances SEEd standards: K.2.1, 1.2.2

Habitats- Investigate how living things survive in the different habitats of Red Butte Garden. Enhances SEEd standards: K.2.2, 1.2.2, 2.2.2

Flowers and Seeds- Investigate how plants survive and reproduce. Enhances SEEd standards: K.2.2, 1.2.4, 2.2.3, 3.2.1

3rd-6th Grade

Phenology- Investigate life cycle changes happening at Red Butte Garden. Enhances SEEd standards: 3.2.1, 3.2.6, 4.1.1, 5.3.1, 6.4.4

Ethnobotany- Investigate how plant and animal features help both to survive. Enhances SEEd standards: 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 5.3.2, 5.3.4, 6.4.2, 6.4.4

Matter Movement- Investigate how different organisms are connected at Red Butte Garden. Enhances SEEd standards: 3.2.4, 3.2.5, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 5.3.2, 5.3.3, 6.4.1, 6.4.3

Water Conservation Garden- Investigate how living things survive in dry desert climates. Enhances SEEd standards: 3.2.5, 3.2.6, 4.1.1, 5.3.4, 6.3.1, 6.4.1

Request a field trip starting November 15th at 10am!

Privately funded schools and student groups: Field Trip Request