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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



Wetlands Biologist

Aquatic WILD

Teachers of Grades K–8
Online July 1 – 31, 2020


Registration includes the Aquatic WILD K–12 Curriculum & Activity Guide. 6 hours CPE

Join us online! In this self-paced, virtual workshop we dive into one basic component of habitats for people and wildlife: water. You will be introduced to the Aquatic WILD K–12 Curriculum and Activity Guide, a 400+ page book filled with activities that allow students to explore and understand the fascinating world of water and the aquatic habitats it supports. The 48 TEKS-aligned activities included in the book explore the following themes: habitats, ecosystems, interference, adaptations and biodiversity.

*Thanks to the Texas Association of School Administrators and the Texas Association of School Boards for funding this Aquatic WILD workshop.

Registration is now closed.


Education at the Arboretum

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