Opportunities to engage

As Cornell University’s botanic garden we offer a range of opportunities for Cornell faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students to engage with us to enhance classes, studies, research, and outreach.

See some of the many ways students learn, lead, and have fun at Cornell Botanic Gardens in this two-minute video.

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Enhance your class

Our natural areas, gardens, plant collections, and educational programs offer rich experiences that can enhance any Cornell class. Contact us to find out how we can help you.

Independent Studies

Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to carry out independent studies with our staff under the guidance of our faculty or in partnership with faculty in students’ departments.


We welcome opportunities to work with Cornell faculty, staff, and students on outreach to showcase class work and research as it relates to our mission of connecting people and plants.


We are engaged in numerous research efforts to conserve plants and the cultures that sustain them. Our staff work with Cornell faculty, graduate & undergraduate students, and botanic gardens around the world to facilitate research on plants and the natural world.

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Research in our Natural Areas

To conduct research in our natural areas complete our research application. All researchers are required to submit an application.

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Internship Program

Our summer internship program for Cornell students provides an educational and work experience involving hands-on training that builds on classroom learning and represents the full spectrum of work throughout our organization.

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Learning by Leading

The Learning by Leading (LxL) program is a network of student-led teams that are passionate about environmental issues, skilled in collaboration and communication, and capable of adapting to and overcoming challenges.

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