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NYBG is at capacity for Wednesday, May 12. Advance tickets are required for entry and available for select future dates.

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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. June 3, 2021 (Thursday)
    9:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

    Come learn outdoors in NYBG’s native forest! Explore the structures and functions of the Garden’s diverse collection of trees. Connect to nature and discuss strategies for engaging students in the outdoors.

    This opportunity is not CTLE or P-credit eligible.

    Note that this course will meet on Garden grounds

    Cost: $25

    Register

  2. July 19–24, 2021 (Monday–Saturday)
    9 a.m.–1 p.m.

    Discover ways to help students experience the wonder of the outdoors through both art and science. Hone observational skills and ask questions using the backdrop of the Garden grounds and the KUSAMA exhibition as inspiration. Explore how forms found in nature can provide an inquiry-based framework for learning and art making.

    3 P-credits and up to 45 CTLE hours from the New York City Department of Education are available for this course.

    Please note that part of this course is scheduled to take place onsite at the New York Botanical Garden using indoor and outdoor facilities. The remaining 21 course hours will be completed online.

    Cost: $250

  3. July 26–31, 2021 (Monday–Saturday)
    9 a.m.–1 p.m.

    Connect seasonal plantings and practical maintenance of school gardens into an integrated classroom curriculum.

    3 P-credits and up to 45 CTLE hours from the New York City Department of Education are available for this course.

    Please note that part of this course is scheduled to take place onsite at the New York Botanical Garden using indoor and outdoor facilities. The remaining 21 course hours will be completed online.

    Cost: $250

  4. August 2–7 and 14, 2021 (Monday–Saturday and Saturday)
    9 a.m.–1 p.m.

    Strengthen science instruction using inquiry-based activities that bridge curricular connections between math and literacy for early learners.

    3 P-credits and up to 45 CTLE hours from the New York City Department of Education are available for this course.

    Please note that part of this course is scheduled to take place onsite at the New York Botanical Garden indoor and outdoor facilities. The remaining 19 course hours will be completed online.

    Cost: $250

Past 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.

    3 P-credits and up to 45 CTLE hours from the New York City Department of Education are available for this course.

    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

    Register

  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.

    2 P-credits and up to 30 CTLE hours from the New York City Department of Education are available for this course.

    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

    Register

  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.

    1 P-credit and up to 15 CTLE hours from the New York City Department of Education are available for this course.

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

    Cost: $100

    Register

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.