Professional Development for Educators

2019 Educators' Conference: Natural Connections

Interdisciplinary Strategies for Teaching and Learning

Join us for the 2019 Educators’ Conference! This three-day collaborative conference provides valuable professional development opportunities for PreK–6th grade educators, administrators, and pre-service teachers. Join your colleagues for inspiring opportunities to make natural connections using interdisciplinary teaching approaches. Presenters model ways to blend science, social studies, language arts, and math standards for authentic learning experiences.

$45 per day; includes sessions, continental breakfast, lunch, classroom resources and 8 hours professional development points.

March 13 | Pre-K – 1st Grade

March 14 | 2nd – 3rd Grade

March 15 | 4th – 6th Grade

Learn More and Register

Arbor Day with Project Learning Tree

Celebrate Arbor Day at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden with Project Learning Tree, a nationally recognized award-winning curriculum with a wide variety of hands-on and interdisciplinary activities that teach about the environment using trees as a window to learning. Each participant completing the full seven-hour workshop will receive both the PreK-8 Environmental Education Activity Guide and Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood. Both guides are packed with easy to use and fun activities that help children learn how to think, not what to think. Be prepared to move, play and participate both inside and outside!

$25.00 per person
Eat lunch in our on-site café (one hour lunch)
Friday, April 26
Registration closes Friday, April 19 at 5 p.m.
Questions? Contact Page Hutchinson, Project Learning Tree State Coordinator
email: [email protected]
phone: 434-220-9037

Register Now

Professional Development Workshops

Using the School Grounds as a Classroom

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Professional Learning and Development Workshops provide educators with skills, knowledge and experiences necessary to enhance curriculum through nature-based learning. Educators will explore effective teaching techniques for inquiry-based learning and gain ideas for hands-on connections to Standards of Learning and Virginia Foundation Blocks for Early Learning. Workshops are offered at the Garden or at your school.

Learn More