Self-Guided Resources

Red tailed hawk at Green-Wood
Credit: Evan Rabeck

Explore resources and activities that families, students, and teachers can use for learning at home or on self-guided visits to Green-Wood. We will update this page as new materials become available.

SELF-GUIDED RESOURCE KITS

No fussing, planning or printing at home—let us curate fun materials for your next self-guided visit!

Reserve a resource kit now. Kits must be requested at least two weeks prior to your visit.

Resource kits include custom walking tour maps, unique activity materials, and Green-Wood stickers for all participants. Activity instructions will be emailed to you in advance of your visit. Unless otherwise noted, kits are designed to be used on walking routes that begin and end at the Cemetery’s Main Entrance at 25th street and Fifth avenue.

Education resource kit

Kit themes and descriptions:

  • Nature at Green-Wood (ages 4-10)
    • Kit includes: nature scavenger hunts, two Alive at Green-Wood maps,  bird watching scavenger hunts, golf pencils, practice viewfinders, pack of crayons, bag of touch items, Green-Wood stickers.
      • Optional: rent a set of up to 35 kids binoculars for $3/pair
  • Stories in Stone: Decoding Cemetery Symbols (ages 7 and up)
    • Kit includes: cemetery symbols scavenger hunts, bag of touch items, design-a-monument activity packets, golf pencils, Green-Wood stickers
      • Optional: Add a copy of Douglas Keister’s Stories in Stone: A Field Guide to Cemetery Symbolism and Iconography for $25
  • Architecture at Green-Wood (ages 9 and up)
    • Kit includes: architecture tour map, cemetery architecture packet, then vs now image packet, bag of touch items, golf pencils, Green-Wood stickers
  • Tree Trackers: Phenology at Green-Wood (ages 9 and up)
    • Kit includes: trees packets, phenology explainers and worksheets, golf pencils, Green-Wood stickers
    • Note: this kit is designed to be used near the Cemetery’s Prospect Park West Entrance at 20th street and Prospect Park West.
  • Suffragists of Green-Wood (ages 9 and up)
    • Kit includes: suffragist walking map and activity packets, golf pencils, colored pencils, Green-Wood stickers

Prices vary. Kits start at $25 for public schools and $50 for private school or family groups. Each kit comes with materials for up to 15 students and their instructors/teachers. Materials provide content for roughly 60 minutes of activities, with options for extension.

Have another topic in mind? There are so many learning opportunities at Green-Wood, and we’re excited to create a kit tailored to your needs. Email education@green-wood.com to inquire about custom kits.

FREE SELF-GUIDED MATERIALS FOR LEARNING AT GREEN-WOOD

We hope you’ll visit Green-Wood for a (safe, socially-distant) walk during these difficult times. Before you come, please check out our Visit page for information on which entrances to the Cemetery are open each day and visiting hours.

LEARN ABOUT NATURE

Green-Wood is a Level III, nationally accredited arboretum, one of only 27 in the whole country, with over 7,000 trees! We are also home to more than 150 species of birds and many other kinds of wildlife.

ART AND ARCHITECTURE

American History

Over 570,000 people whose lives spanned three centuries are now permanent residents of Green-Wood. Make a special visit to the Cemetery to learn about the life stories of some of them, as well as some historic sites within Green-Wood.

FREE SELF-GUIDED MATERIALS FOR LEARNING AT HOME

There are so many ways to explore Green-Wood without ever leaving your couch! Check back here soon for fun, educational activities to do at home.

ART AND ARCHITECTURE

History

NATURE