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Free School Programs

Free School Programs are now available for pre-k through grade 8 classrooms in the Buffalo and Lackawanna Public and Charter School Systems

Programs are aligned to the Common Core State Standards, NYS P-12 Science Learning Standards and NYS Elementary and Intermediate Level Science Core Curriculum.

The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, in partnership with the Buffalo and Lackawanna School Districts, is offering a select number of FREE hands-on programs to pre-k through grade 8 in both public and charter schools in these two districts.

Applications are due by Friday, October 7, 2022. Applications submitted later will be placed on file for the school year if additional programs become available.

Questions can be directed to or 716-827-1584 ext. 730.