Professional Learning

NYBG’s Professional Learning Institutes for Teachers provide educators with an immersive experience at the New York Botanical Garden. Teachers learn how to use Garden resources to engage children with plants and nature across the curriculum, with connections to science, literacy, math, and art. Participants may earn P credits and CTLE hours from the New York City Department of Education.

P credits and CTLE hours from the New York City Department of Education are available for all Institutes. Visit The After School Professional Development Program (ASPDP) website to apply (additional registration fees required).

Please note that all courses are scheduled to take place partially or fully online this year. See the individual descriptions below for more details.

For more information, email teachered@nybg.org or call 718.817.8140.

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Upcoming Programs

  1. March 29–April 2 and 10, 2021 (Monday–Saturday)

    The relationship between people and plants have shaped foodways for thousands of years. Examine human and plant connections at the intersection of history, food, and culture. Develop strategies for engaging student-driven scientific investigations utilizing plants and food.

    Please note that part of this course is scheduled to take place onsite at the New York Botanical Garden using outdoor facilities only. The remaining 36 course hours will be completed online. See below chart for additional details.

    Cost: $200

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  2. April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 16, 2021 (Sundays)
    9 a.m.– 2 p.m.

    Advocate for, plan, create, or revive a school garden. Hone skills for designing, budgeting, and incorporating the garden across the curriculum, utilizing the resources of the school community.

    Please note that part of this course is scheduled to take place onsite at the New York Botanical Garden using outdoor facilities only. The remaining 14 course hours will be completed online.

    Cost: $200

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  3. April 24–May 21, 2021
    Online, Asynchronous Course

    Engage with natural objects and outdoor environments near you through facilitated routines of observation and reflection. Use curated readings and research to highlight disproportionate access to nature, reflect on personal experiences, and plan for equitable learning opportunities in the science classroom.

    Note that this course will take place fully online in an asynchronous format.

    Cost: $100

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Acknowledgments

Support provided by Cynthia D. Brodsky, The Lucius N. Littauer Foundation, the Laura J. Niles Foundation, Inc., and the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.