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    Programs for Teachers: Overview
    Free Teacher Open House, September 24, 4-6 p.m.

    Children’s Education at the Garden provides innovative, hands-on professional development opportunities for science educators. Our current programs for teachers include the following:

    Professional Development Workshops

    Learn how to use the Botanical Garden as an extension of your classroom. Providing content and guidance to teachers, including:
    • Classroom activities
    • Discussion points
    • Reproducible curriculum
    Individual sessions or 10-part series. Saturday and school-break sessions available.

    Professional Development Seminars

    Our staff will work with you to design a program, such as:
    • The Basics of Botany
    • Introduction to the Forest
    • Nature for Early Learners
    "What a phenomenal class! I learned many activities and I am a much more confident science teacher after only one week" -Participant

    Summer Institutes

    A week-long immersion in ecology and botanical science led by scientists and educators. Learn how to make science fun, through field-tested, hands-on, inquiry based activities.