Story Time at Burden, a program supported in part by the Junior League of Baton Rouge,
is a creative way of mixing storytelling, reading and imaginative, hands-on craft
activities. Parents with children ages 3 through 8 are invited to join in the fun
from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Go to our events page to see when the next session is scheduled.
For more information call Becky White at 225-763-3990 extension 3, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children's Garden Activities
The EBR Master Gardeners and the LSU AgCenter are hosting a series of interactive
gardening activities for children ages 6-10 at the Botanic Gardens at Burden on topics
like fairy gardens, toads, butterflies and backyard chickens. Each event will require
a small fee, An adult must accompany children for all activities. Attendance is limited
for each session. Children will receive snacks and neat garden take-home crafts!
All events are on Saturday mornings from 9-11 a.m. Go to our events page to see when the next session is scheduled. Reservations may be made by email
to Angie Wall email@example.com or call 225-763-3990.
Children's Garden Backpack Activities
Fourth-grade educators should explore the model school garden at the Botanic Gardens
with their students! A set of 20 backpacks are available for use and include materials
needed to complete three different hour-long, hands-on activities in the garden. Activities
focus on butterfly life cycles, world geography and math! Contact Becky White at
225-763-3990 ext 3, or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in reserving the backpacks for your students.
Trees & Trails Field Trip Program Featuring the Project Learning Tree Curriculum
The Trees and Trails Program is an exciting field trip program opportunity offered
for school or club groups of children. The program incorporates a portion of its information
from the acclaimed Project Learning Tree curriculum. This outstanding curriculum features
nature as inspiration for learning and discovery for students in grades Pre-K - 8.
The program uses the forest at the Botanic Gardens at Burden as a "window to the world"
increase children’s understanding of our complex environment
stimulate critical and creative thinking
develop the ability to make informed decisions on environmental issues
instill the confidence and commitment to take responsible action on behalf of the
The activities were developed to support student achievement in science, mathematics,
social studies, and language arts as identified in the Louisiana curriculum standards.
Additionally, the activities were designed to increase exposure to our local ecology
in the heart of one of the few remaining urban forests in Baton Rouge. The Trees and Trails Program offers a selection of four different field trip opportunities
to accommodate different ages, group sizes, and learning objectives.
Click here for more information on this program including how to make reservations.