SOLD OUT for Friday, Oct 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31. Limited Gate 4 tickets available for Sunday. Reservations REQUIRED* for members & non-members. Limited tickets available. Guests 5 years of age and older are required to wear a face covering for the duration of their visit. During peak visitation, guests may experience longer than average wait times.

8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218

Professional Learning

Educator taking notes while observing plants

Professional Learning at the Arboretum

The Dallas Arboretum provides year-round CPE credit opportunities for educators who want to get their students outside of the classroom by building academic connections to the world around them through garden-based learning experiences.

This fall we are excited to offer online professional learning experiences to keep you connected to the garden and growing as an educator. All sessions include TEA-approved Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit. Custom workshops available upon request.

Contact education@dallasarboretum.org with any questions.


take science outside professional learning education

Take Science Outside!

Teachers of Grades K–5
3 hours of CPE

$35 ($30 for members)

Online: Asynchronous
October 2020
Registration Closed.

Course Description

Course content will be available via Google Classroom for completion at your own pace from October 1-31, 2020. The course will take approximately 3 hours to complete.

Create some green time for your students! Join this session to explore simple, easy-to- implement ideas for engaging your students in science activities outside. Emphasis will be placed on using materials that area easy to find, both at home and at school. Topics include life cycles, structure and function, interdependence and forms of energy.

Registration open until October 15, 2020. If you are unable to register online, please call customer service at 214.515.6615 or email reservations@dallasarboretum.org to book.


learn, grow, eat & go

Learn, Grow, Eat & Go!

Teachers of Grades K–5
3 hours of CPE

$45 ($40 for members)

Online: Asynchronous
November 2020

Register

Course Description

Course content will be available via Google Classroom for completion at your own pace from November 1-30, 2020. The course will take approximately 3 hours to complete.

Registration includes a copy of the Learn, Grow, Eat & Go! curriculum guide and Garden Kitchen Recipes.  After you complete the coursework, the guide will be shipped to the address you provide during registration. Shipping fee included.

Learn, Grow, Eat & GO! (LGEG) is a research-based curriculum project of the International Junior Master Gardener® Program. The program guides students to identify where their food comes from, understand the nutrients found in food, gain skills needed to grow their own food and maintain health through physically activity. The lessons in this guide connect classroom activities to the food growing in your school garden and/or being served in your school’s lunch room. This multidisciplinary curriculum is a great way to connect science, math, health and physical education learning!  


aquatic WILD

Aquatic WILD: Sold Out!

Teachers of Grades K–12
6 hours of CPE

$55 ($50 for members)

Online: Asynchronous
October–November 2020
Sold out.

Course Description

Course content will be available via Google Classroom for completion at your own pace from October 1–November 30, 2020. The course will take approximately 6 hours to complete.

Registration includes the Aquatic WILD K-12 Curriculum & Activity Guide. After you complete the coursework, the guide will be shipped to the address you provide during registration. Shipping fee included.

Dive into one basic component of habitats for people and wildlife – water. During this virtual learning experience, you will explore the Aquatic WILD K-12 Curriculum and Activity Guide, a 400+ page book filled with activities that allow students to investigate and understand the fascinating world of water and the aquatic habitats it supports. The 48 TEKS-aligned activities included in the book highlight the following themes: habitats, ecosystems, interference, adaptations and biodiversity.

Education at the Arboretum

Education is key cornerstone of the mission of the Arboretum. See what programs we offer.