Scout Programs

 

 



Reservations

For more information please contact our Education Department at 716.827.1584 ext. 291 or kschmitt@buffalogardens.com.

The General Program

The Botanical Gardens offers a variety of programs for both Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. Our general program includes a tour of the Gardens along with a hands-on lesson. The general program lasts one hour and can be tailored to suite different ages and abilities.

Cost for General Program: $8 per Scout
One adult is admitted free for every 10 scouts. Additional adults are required to pay Gardens admission.

Hands-On Options
Terrarium– Scouts will create individual sealed gardens to take home. They will build and understanding of plant care, growth, and anatomy. Scouts will also learn about the water cycle and its relation to plants and the rest of the planet.

Desert Dish– Scouts will build their own desert garden to take home. They will learn all about the desert biome and the different ways plants have adapted to survive in different climates.

The Badge Requirement Program

In addition to our general scout program, the Botanical Gardens offers additional badge programs for Girl Scouts. These programs fulfill some or all of the requirements for both general and skill building badges. All programs are two hours long and include a tour of the Gardens along with hands-on activities.

Cost for Badge Requirement Programs:  $10 per Scout
One adult is admitted free for every 10 scouts. Additional adults are required to pay Gardens admission.

Use Resources Wisely-Daisy Clover Petal

Girls will gain an understanding of what it means to use our planet’s resources wisely. Topics include recycling, responsible water use, as well as the importance of working with others. This program fulfills all badge requirements and includes four stations:

- Mini-Tour of the Gardens                                         
- Recycling Challenge
- Story Time      
- Recycled Planter

Brownie Outdoor Art Creator Badge

Girls will explore the different ways nature can be used in art. This program satisfies all but one requirement for the Brownie badge and includes four stations:

- Mini-Tour of the Gardens                                          
- Desert Dish
- Plant Rubbings                                                               
- Rain Sticks

Junior Flower Badge

Girls will learn all about the science of flowers while making some wonderful flower creations to take home. This program satisfies all of the requirements for the Junior badge and includes four stations:

- Mini-Tour of the Gardens                                          
- Terrarium           
- Flower Code                                                                    
- Dried Flower Art

Junior Gardener Badge

Girls will gain an understanding of what it takes to help plants grow and how to design a garden. This program satisfies all of the requirements for the Junior badge and includes four stations:

- Mini-Tour of the Gardens                                          
- Desert Dish
- Seed Experiment            
- Garden Design               

Cadette Tree Badge

For this badge, girls will explore our Level 2 Accredited Arboretum. Topics include tree identification and nature journaling. This program fulfills all requirements for the Cadette badge and includes three stations:

- Tree Tour
- Scientific Nature Journaling
- Tree Craft

New!  Botanical Overnights!

For the first time, the Botanical Gardens will be hosting sleepovers for scout groups! Come explore the Gardens in the dark with a nighttime scavenger hunt, snacks, games, and a movie. Choose from a variety of hands-on activities or add on a badge requirement program. Prices and times vary, please contact the Education Department for further details.