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.

The Arboretum isn’t just the perfect field trip for students and the best floral display in Dallas, but it is also the ideal location to get TEA-approved Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit if you’re a teacher! All of our workshops allow educators the opportunity to enjoy learning in Dallas’ most beautiful outdoor classroom in highly-aligned and hands-on workshops. Many workshops are also available at your campus (for groups of fifteen or more). Custom workshops available upon request.

Contact education@dallasarboretum.org with any questions.

Available Programs

Flying WILD

Teachers of grades K – 12
6 hours of CPE
Friday, June 7, 2019

9:00am – 3:00pm

Non-member: $45
Member: $40


Registration includes Flying WILD: An Educator’s Guide to Celebrating Birds.
Parking also included.

The Flying WILD curriculum contains over 40 activities that teach students about birds, their migration and what people can do to help birds and their habitats. In this interactive workshop, participants will engage in activities about basic avian biology, migratory bird facts, bird identification and environmental issues affecting migratory birds.

Registration is now closed.


National Geographic Presents: Forensic Science in the Garden

Teachers of grades 6 – 12 
3 hours of CPE

Tuesday, July 9, 2019
9:45am – 12:45pm

Non-member: $30
Member: $25

Registration includes coffee, breakfast snacks, and lunch.

Parking also included.

Join us for a morning of learning with National Geographic! With today’s popular television programs about criminal justice and crime scene investigation and the surge of detective movies and books, students often have a passion for exploring forensic science. In this session, a National Geographic Consultant will guide that excitement into a valuable learning experience with their NGL Forensic Science Series and provide a hands-on unveiling of their new Forensic Science: Fundamentals and Investigations, 2E, and Forensic Science: Advanced Investigations, 1E CU. Come and enjoy the gardens, observe the evidence, and set the scene for student success!

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED


Learn, Grow, Eat & Go!

Teachers of grades 3 – 8
3 hours of CPE
Friday, June 14, 2019


9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Non-member: $30
Member: $25


Registration includes coffee, light breakfast snacks, and the Learn, Grow, Eat & Go! Curriculum guide. Parking also 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 physical 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 lunchroom. This multidisciplinary curriculum is a great way to connect science, math, health and physical education learning!

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED


DIY Hydroponics

Teachers of Kinder – 6
3 hours of CPE
Friday, July 12, 2019


9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Non-member: $45
Member: $40


Registration includes coffee, light breakfast snacks and materials and support to make your own hydroponic systems.

Short on green space? Having trouble maintain a vegetable garden outdoors? Try hydroponics! Growing plants in a hydroponic system take up less space and use less water than traditional vegetable gardens, yet it often creates higher yields. Attend this workshop to learn how to make your own hydroponic system with simple, inexpensive materials. During the workshop, each participant will make their own hydroponic system to take back to school.

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED


Growing Up WILD

Teachers of Kinder – Grade 1
6 hours of CPE
Friday, July 19, 2019


9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Non-member: $45
Member: $40


Registration includes coffee, light breakfast snacks and the Growing Up WILD Curriculum and Activity Guide. Parking also included.

Growing Up WILD is an early childhood education program that builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Through a wide range of activities and experiences, Growing Up WILD provides an early foundation for developing positive impressions about the natural world and lifelong social and academic skills. Join this workshop to engage in hands-on activity that you can easily replicate with your students back in your classroom.

Registration Closed


Education at the Arboretum

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