Teacher Professional Development

We offer several professional development courses to teachers in Miami-Dade county. These classes focus on botany, ecology and South Florida natural history, and are designed to increase teachers' knowledge and understanding of the importance of plants, plant uses, and habitat conservation. Workshops are conducted using a combination of lecture, discussion, guided garden walks and hands-on activities. Teachers are provided with materials, resources and curriculum activities to implement in their classrooms. We work closely with the Miami-Dade County Public School system to make these professional development courses available.

Virtual Tropical Botany - June 24, 2020


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This FREE one day virtual workshop provides K-12 teachers an opportunity to learn about the nature of science through tropical plant conservation and diversity. Fairchild Garden is home to the largest living collection of tropical plants in the contintental United States. This course will provide teachers with an introduction to the natural vegetation of South Florida while highlighting the diversity of plants of the Latin American and Caribbean region in a classroom setting. This workshop is generously supported by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center Title IV grant.  

 

Virtual Tropical Botany - July 22, 2020


MDCPS Teacher registration MyLearningPlan
Non-MDCPS Teacher Registration CLICK HERE


This FREE one day virtual workshop provides K-12 teachers an opportunity to learn about the nature of science through tropical plant conservation and diversity. Fairchild Garden is home to the largest living collection of tropical plants in the contintental United States. This course will provide teachers with an introduction to the natural vegetation of South Florida while highlighting the diversity of plants of the Latin American and Caribbean region in a classroom setting. This workshop is generously supported by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center Title IV grant.  

 For more information email Janderson@fairchildgarden.org