Teacher Programs

Enhance your knowledge, enrich your teaching techniques, and enliven your classroom while earning professional development and graduate credit. Join us for our teacher workshops offered year-round.

Upcoming Programs:

Creating a Sustainable Garden with Your Students

Earth Partnership for Schools Summer Institute
July 21 – 25 and November 15, 2014  at Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $250 by April 15
$285 after April 15
Lunch fee (optional): $10 per day
Grade level: K-12
CPDU credit: 45, Lane credit: 3 (pending approval), Graduate credit: 3 (optional through University of Wisconsin, Madison, or Aurora University)

Earth Partnership for Schools (EPS) is an in-depth, hands-on curriculum that explores local ecosystems and the creation of a native school garden using cross-curricular activities and lessons. Learn about plant identification, native ecosystems, garden design, habitats, data collection, and more. Registration preference is given to teacher teams of two or more participating staff from a school or school district. Tuition scholarships may be available upon written request. For more information and to request registration and tuition scholarship materials, please contact Becky Ammann at rammann@chicagobotanic.org.

July 22 and 24, 2014  at the Chicago Botanic Garden
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $150 (20 percent discount for Educator Members)
Grade level: PreK-12
CPDU credit: 15, Lane credit: 1 (pending approval), Graduate credit: 1
An additional fee for graduate credit will be collected on the first day of the workshop.
August 6, 2014
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
or
September 20, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Chicago Botanic Garden
Fee: $85
Grade level: Birth – preK
CPDU credit: 7, Early Intervention credit: 6.5
August 6, 2014
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
or
September 20, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Chicago Botanic Garden
Fee: $85
Grade level: Birth – preK
CPDU credit: 7, Early Intervention credit: 6.5
October 4, 2014 at Brookfield Zoo and
October 11, 2014 at the Chicago Botanic Garden
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $150 (20% discount for Educator Members)
Grade level: K-12
CPDU credit: 15, Graduate credit (additional fee): 1

December 6, 2014 at the Chicago Botanic Garden
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

December 7, 2014 at Brookfield Zoo
8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Fee: $150 (20% discount for Educator Members)
Grade level: K-12
CPDU credit: 15, Graduate credit (additional fee): 1