Professional Development for Educators

Due to COVID-19, group programming is temporarily suspended. Read the Garden’s message about reopening and see options for visiting with timed tickets. Look for group programming to return as soon as it is safe to do so.

Natural Connections Educators' Conference

The Natural Connections Educators’ Conference has been cancelled to help reduce the risk of the spreading the Covid-19 virus.

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Professional Development Workshops for Individual Educators

Early Childhood / Elementary Workshops

Educators will explore effective teaching techniques for inquiry-based learning and gain ideas for hands-on connections to nature.

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Professional Development Workshops for Groups

Using the School Grounds as a Classroom

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Professional 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.

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