Adult Education

Teacher Workshops


Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Workshops provide educators with the skills, knowledge, and experiences necessary to enhance curriculum through nature-based learning. While participating in activities throughout the Garden, educators learn effective outdoor teaching techniques and gain new ideas for hands-on connections to the Virginia Standards-of-Learning. Participants receive valuable classroom resources and a certificate for continuing education units (CEUs). onregistration

Professional Development Workshops at Your School

Let us come to you! Topics include but are not limited to:

Outdoors in All Seasons (Pre-K - 2nd)

Explore the plants and animals in your schoolyard through multidisciplinary activities, experiments, art, and literature connections.

Inquiry-based Investigations in the Schoolyard (3rd - 7th)

Learn how to design and lead your students through open-ended inquiry science investigations using your schoolyard sidewalk, lawn and trees.

Using the School Grounds as a Classroom (all grades)

Discover techniques for using plants and other natural materials in your schoolyard to increase student engagement while enhancing core curriculum.

Contact Kristin Mullen at 804-262-9887 x275 or to discuss your professional development needs.

School Garden Resources


Other Professional Development Opportunities

Agriculture in the Classroom: "What is in the Barn?" July 29, 9am - 1pm

A professional development workshop for PK -5 educators presented by Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom.

Come with AITC and explore life inside and around the barn and learn how to integrate it into your daily curriculum. Engage learners in investigations and hands-on activities involving animals and plants. Learn about the many people involved in the family farm. Explore the barnyard with our staff and leave with a basket full of ideas, activities and resources for your PK-5 students.

Free; click here for online registration


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