Due to weather, tonight's members-only Family Night has been rescheduled to August 6. Tickets for the August event will be emailed tomorrow, July 18.

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Professional Learning

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.

We are excited to offer both in-person and 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.


2023 – 2024 Professional Learning

In-person at the Dallas Arboretum
Learning is more fun with a colleague, each ticket allows you to bring a colleague for free 
Registration includes complimentary parking for one car 

Teaching Science in Three Dimensions

July 1, 2024 | 8:30am-3:30pm
Teachers of Grades K-8
6 Hours of CPE

Non-member: $65 
Member: $60 

It’s time to enter the next dimension! Join us in this workshop to discover how to incorporate the new Science and Engineering Practices and Recurring Themes and Concepts in your classroom. We will also build an understanding of sensemaking and explore strategies and tools that help students make sense of the world around them by acting and thinking like scientists and engineers.

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We Have a School Garden…Now What?

July 2, 2024 | 8:30am-3:30pm
Teachers of Grades K-8

6 Hours of CPE

Non-member: $65 
Member: $60 

Wondering how to integrate the new Science TEKS and three-dimensional learning into your school garden and natural spaces? Join us to model ecosystem interactions, analyze and interpret data and contribute to citizen science projects that connect the classroom and garden. Bring back activities and resources that will foster a connection to nature and inspire your students to be responsible stewards of our planet. 

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Outdoor Classroom Support

The Dallas Arboretum may be the city’s best outdoor classroom, but we also specialize in supporting your outdoor learning initiatives on campus! View our Outdoor Classroom Support options here. Email education@dallasarboretum.org to inquire about scheduling.


2024-2025 Online Asynchronous Programs

Take Science Outside!

Educators of Grades K – 6

3 hours of CPE
Online: Asynchronous
May 1, 2024 – May 31, 2025

Non-member: $30
Member: $25

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Course Description

Information:

Online course content will be available for completion at your own pace May 1, 2024 – May 31, 2025. You can register for this course up to May 1, 2025. The course will take approximately 3 hours to complete.

Registration includes 2 complimentary general admission tickets to the Dallas Arboretum! Teachers always receive FREE general admission so share these tickets with your guests. Tickets valid 7 days a week, 9am-5pm.

Description:

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 are easy to find, both at home and at school. Topics include life cycles, structure and function, interdependence and forms of energy.

Education at the Arboretum

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