School Field Classes - Red Butte Garden
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School Field Classes: Field Trips for K-12th grade school students

Bring your students to Red Butte Garden and explore the outdoors on a science-based field trip!

  1. Find your school type below (Public and Charter, or, Private, Independent and Other)
  2. Click on the field trip tab(s) to learn more about your options.
  3. Request a field trip by clicking the link (at the bottom of the tab) starting August 1st 2022 at 10am.

Please note, that fall and spring field trips with Garden Educators for the 2022-2023 school year are currently booked to capacity. Self-Guided field trips without Garden Educators are still available upon request.

Questions? Contact us at: fieldclasses@redbutte.utah.edu

It can take up to two weeks for processing field trip request forms. Thank you for your patience. We respond to submissions as soon as we can.

Utah Public School and Utah Charter School Field Trip Options:

Utah publicly-funded, K-12 schools are not charged admission for their Field Class (confirmed reservation is required).

The Field Class (field trip) format is newly revised to enhance SEEd standards for the 22-23 school year!

Please read the description and options before requesting a field trip.

Please note that these field trips are full for 22-23 school year.

K-6 student scientists explore the Garden on a SEEd-based investigation of your choice! The investigation begins in the classroom with a Virtual Garden tour filled with phenomenon. At the Garden, students dive deeper into their investigation and record findings in their own field journals. (Materials are supplied by Red Butte Garden at the beginning of the Field Class.)

  • All Field Classes are entirely school teacher and chaperone-led.
  • Garden Educators will be stationed throughout the Garden with activities and hands-on experiences to enhance your investigation. (Please note this is subject to change).
  • To visit the Garden without an investigation or materials as described above, please select "Self-Guided" in your request form.

Click HERE. to learn about the investigations you can choose from.

Field Classes last 1.5 to 2 hours depending on grade level.

Red Butte Garden only field trips are currently full to capacity for fall 2022. There is still availability for spring 2023 field trips!

2022-2023 Red Butte Garden K-6th Field Trips are fully reserved.

Explore the Garden with your K-12th grade students, teachers, and school chaperones.  This is a great opportunity to experience your classrooms specific curriculum in our maintained gardens or natural area!

  • Does not include Red Butte Garden Educators or activities.
  • Entirely teacher and school chaperone-led.
  • Field Trip reservations are typically 2 hours.
Click HERE to request a 2022-2023 Red Butte Garden Self-Guided Fall or Spring Field Trip.

Please note that these field trips are full for 22-23 school year.

Currently for K-6th grade students. We partner with the Natural History Museum of Utah for full day field trips. To learn more about the partnership field trip experience, please visit HERE.

For the Red Butte Garden portion of the field trip: K-6 student scientists explore the Garden on a SEEd-based investigation of your choice! Students can begin the investigation in the classroom with a Virtual Garden tour filled with phenomenon. At the Garden, students dive deeper into their investigation and record findings in their own field journals. (Materials are supplied by Red Butte Garden at the beginning of the Field Class.)

  • All Field Classes are entirely school chaperone-led.
  • Garden Educators will be stationed throughout the Garden with activities and hands-on experiences to enhance your investigation. (Please note this is subject to change).

Click HERE. to learn about the investigations you can choose from.

Field Trip reservations: Typically ~1.5 hours- 2 hours at each facility *depending on grade level. It is a full day field trip with lunch reservations at NHMU.

2022-2023 Red Butte Garden and Natural History Museum Fall and Spring Field Trips are fully reserved.

For K-12th grade students. This field trip day is geared towards being accessible to neurodiverse students and students with special needs.

On Focused Learning Days, Red Butte Garden and the Natural History Museum of Utah have special accommodations and volunteer-led activities specific to the group reserved. Feedback from this day will help RBG and NHMU improve programming for all students.

If you have any questions or interest in Focused Learning Day, please email fieldclasses@redbutte.utah.edu or fieldtrips@nhmu.utah.edu

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Private Schools, Independent Schools, and Other (school related) Field Trip Options:

At this time, we do not receive funding to support free admission for non-publicly funded schools and student groups.

All confirmed non-publicly funded school participants (students and adults, including teachers) will be able to receive our school discount admission rate: $7 per adult and $4 per student.

Bring your students to the Garden for your own self-guided exploration or choose one of our self-led garden investigations! All field trips are school teacher and chaperone-led.

For K-6th Grade self-led garden investigation field trips:

  • Teachers can choose an investigation for their field trip.  Investigations include access to a Virtual Garden tour filled with phenomenon related to your chosen investigation and a printable field journal that students can use to dive deeper into their investigation and record findings during their time at the Garden.

Click HERE to learn about the garden investigations you can choose from. 

If you choose to visit the Garden without a garden investigation focus, please select "Self-Guided" when you request your K-12th grade field trip.

Field Trip reservations: 1.5 hours -2 hours *depending on grade level.

CLICK HERE to request a 2022-2023 Red Butte Garden Fall or Spring Field Trip.

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