Teacher Workshops

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Teacher 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).


Agriculture in the Classroom

Monday, July 24: PreK – 5th Grade

Join us for a lively and informational professional development workshop that will sprout success in your PK-5 classroom! Session will feature cross-curricular lessons utilizing AITC’s “hands-on minds-on” approach. Participants will receive a full resource kit as well as the opportunity to explore our partner locations and learn more about their educational offerings.

Workshop Details and Registration

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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 Sarah Croscutt at 804-262-9887 x254 or [email protected] to discuss your professional development needs.