Arboretum Education Department Statistics

Mission

The Arboretum Education Department creates rich and diverse experiences that connect people of all ages with the living world and with each other.

Vision

The Arboretum Education Department's work is rooted in our communities, guided by their needs and strives to support greater wellbeing for plants, for people and for the planet.


Education Department statistics

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FY 2021 statistics

Total Served
28,104

Youth & Family (National Award-winning program)

Total Participants
13,318

Family Programs
71
PeaPods/Preschool
85


Adult

Total participants
5,578


Nature-Based Therapeutics
Special Audience, International Recognition

Total Participants
9,208
Community Outreach
2,459
Program Attendees
6,550
Training
199

FY 2020 statistics

Total Served
57,077

Youth & Family
National Award-winning program

Total Participants
29,382

Family Programs
11,284
PeaPods/Preschool
65


Adult

Total participants
15,166


Nature-Based Therapeutics
Special Audience, International Recognition

Total Participants
12,529
Community Outreach
1,858
Program Attendees
10,370
Training
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301

FY 2019 statistics

Total Served
86,104


Youth & Family
National Award-winning program

Total Participants
48,843

Family Programs
6,519
PeaPods/Preschool
244


Adult

Total participants
24,732


Nature-Based Therapeutics
Special Audience, International Recognition

Total Participants
12,529

Community Outreach
1,858
Program Attendees
10,370​​​​​​​
Training
​​​​​​​
301

FY 2018 statistics

Total Served
92,934


Youth & Family
National Award-winning program

Total Participants
53,987

School Field Trips
32,749
School Plantmobile
10,238
Teacher Workshops
344

Family Programs
9,563
PeaPods/Preschool
232
Summer Day Camps & Children's Garden
564

Growing Good Children's Garden
141

  • Kaleidoscope Children's Garden in Residence
    37
  • Plymouth Christian Youth Center (PCYC) Children's Garden in Residence
    17
  • St Paul City School Children's Garden in Residence
    70
  • We Win /LaCreche CGR
    17
  • Growing Good Youth Interns
    40

Adult

Total participants
26,956

Informal Classes
4,171
Tour Guides (Garden Demo and Walking Tours)
5,573
Ask a Master Gardener Desk
2,139
Group Tours (tram/walking)
14,269
Public Policy Events
804


Nature-Based Therapeutics
Special Audience, International Recognition

Total Participants
11,991
Community Outreach
1,558
Program Attendees
10,220
Training​​​​​​​
213


At-A-Glance By Category

Schools 42,987
Families 9,563
Summer 861
Pre-school 232
Adult Interpretation 21,981
Adult Education 5,319
Nature Based Therapeutics 11,991
  92,934 

Volunteers

Arboretum Volunteers 1,002  
Arboretum Corporate Volunteers 480  
Master Gardener Volunteers 2,342  
  Total Volunteers 3,824

Off-Site Arboretum Education Programming

Nature Based Therapeutics 11,991
Plantmobile 10,238
HRC field trips 3,024
Urban Garden Outreach 297
Total off-site outreach FY 2018 25,550

FY 2017 statistics

Total Served
82,821


Youth & Family
National Award-winning program

Total Participants
58,194

Family Programs
9,738
PeaPods/Preschool
225
Summer Day Camps & Children's Garden
Number not available


School Programs

School Field Trips
36,311
Field Trip Scholarship students
11,217
School Plantmobile
11,067
Plantmobile scholarship students
1,933


Growing Good Children's Garden Outreach

Total 135 students working with 4 urban partner organizations

Growing Good Urban Garden Youth Interns
42 summer internship positions with three community partner organizations.


Adult

Total participants
12,819

Informal Classes
4,171
Tour Guides (Garden Demo and Walking Tours)
5,573
Ask a Master Gardener Desk
2,139
Group Tours (tram/walking)
14,269
Public Policy Events
804


Nature-Based Therapeutics
Special Audience, International Recognition

Total Participants
11,808
Community Outreach
1,520
Program Attendees
10,070

Helpful information - Education

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Cancellations & Exchanges for educational programs

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Waitlist

Waitlist form

The best chance of being enrolled in a sold out class is to add your name to the waitlist. Click the "waitlist" button or link next to the class and complete the form. There is no obligation to register if a spot opens. If the waitlist shows enough demand, additional sessions may be added.

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Covid-19 safety

Effective Thursday, May 12, 2022, masks are no longer required for classes at the Arboretum. As a community, it is important that we continue to respect and honor the decision of those who choose to wear a mask, recognizing the concerns of those who are immunocompromised or are taking steps to protect their families or others.

Adult Classes Covid-19 policies

Summer Camps Covid-19 policies

Family Programs Covid-19 policies

School Programs Covid-19 policies

About Arboretum Education

Education Staff bios

Meet the team behind the programs that inspire scientific curiosity and a love of nature.

Education department statistics

View the annual Fiscal Year statistics of the Education Department.