spring 2014 Programs
The Green and Growing Classroom
April 5 at the Chicago Botanic Garden
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Grade level: PreK-12
CPDU credit: 7.5
Growing plants in the classroom provides a variety of ways to make interdisciplinary connections and to incorporate the Next Generation Science Standards. Learn a variety of tips, techniques, and tools for easy indoor gardening and discover activities and ideas for using the plants you and your students grow across the curriculum.
Discovering Aquatic Ecosystems
May 10 at the Chicago Botanic Garden
May 17 at the Grove National Historic Landmark
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $150 (20% discount for Educator Members)
Grade level: K-12
CPDU credit: 15, Lane credit: 1 (tentative), Graduate credit: 1
An additional fee for graduate credit will be collected on the first day of the workshop.
Study the natural history of the Chicago region, and the interactions of people and plants in Illinois and across the Midwest. Learn about the local connections to the land and cultural uses of plants through hands-on activities, experiments and literature.
Illinois Department of Natural Resources ENTICE: Schoolyard Wildlife Habitat Development
May 31 at the Chicago Botanic Garden
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Grade level: K-12
CPDU credit: 6, Lane credit: NA, Graduate credit: NA
How's your habitat? Join us to learn how you and your students can take action to improve wildlife habitat on your school grounds. Learn basic habitat design and development techniques and assess what is already on the school grounds and what might be missing. We'll discuss utilizing the habitat to the support the school curriculum. Become aware of grant opportunities and obtain supplemental materials to help you get started with your own schoolyard habitat development. To register please visit the IDNR's >ENTICE website.