The Garden Education Center, as part of a Design Competition held by the Dallas Arboretum,  is envisioned as a multipurpose facility focused on educational field trips, family science demonstrations, and teacher training, all within the setting of a well-established botanical garden. The site location is ideal to become the primary park entry for groups, including school bus drop-off. Special consideration is given to the organization of pre-function spaces for efficiency and safety, while maintaining an emphasis on the visitor garden experience. Flexible learning environments are created with individual STEM labs that open to outdoor decks with demonstration exhibits. Nature is immersed throughout the design of the Center, acting as a teaching tool for both Facilitated and Free-Choice learning opportunities.