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    Professional Development Workshops
    Programs for Teachers

    These half-day workshops provide educators with critical science content and pedagogical support. They also offer guidance in the effective use of the Botanical Garden as an extension of the classroom. Dynamic lesson plans and activities, and reproducible curriculum materials are provided for use back at school. Professional Development Workshops are available individually or as part of a 10-part, “P” crediteligible series.
    Fee: $25 per workshop;10 workshops for $175
    Department of Education are available for participants completing 10 workshops (additional fee and requirements apply).

    Plant Science and Ecology Series
    • Plants and People
    • The Plant World Demystified
    • Flowers, Fruits, and Seeds
    • Plant-Animal Interactions
    • How Plants Grow
    • Grains and Grasslands
    • Patterns in Nature
    • Microscopic Explorations
    • Introduction to the Rain Forest
    • Introduction to the Desert
    Fall dates: September 27, & October 4, 11, 18, and 25 (Saturdays); Winter dates: February 16–20 (Monday–Friday); Spring dates: April 13–17 (Monday–Friday)

    Earth Science and Evolution Series
    • Introduction to Inquiry
    • Let’s Do Science
    • Ecological Explorations
    • Measurements and Maps
    • Swamps, Marshes, and Ponds
    • Streams and Rivers
    • Soil Science
    • Introduction to the Forest
    • Fossils and Earth’s History
    • Healthy Planet
    Dates:Dates: May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 (Saturdays)