We invite you to 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 every season:
Staff in the Center for Teaching and Learning can develop custom workshops to be delivered at your site. Teachers, staff, parents, and volunteers can all learn grade-appropriate techniques for integrating plant-based learning
into the curriculum. Please call (847) 835-8253 for more information about scheduling and pricing.
“Wonderful ideas, resources, and projects to incorporate into the classroom — great workshops.”
“I go back to school and share what I’ve learned with my students. They get so excited to learn the facts that I’ve discovered. I plan to incorporate activities where they fit in to the curriculum.”
“Inquiry based — Hands-on activities. Definitely applicable to the classroom. Relatable to what we need to teach the kids and encourage a love of science.”
Join us for a fun-filled day of nature activities for infants and toddlers. Learn techniques for introducing nature to little people through sensory exploration and hands-on learning “stations.” This class is designed for early intervention providers, day-car providers, parents, and anyone who works with infants to 3-year-olds, and is adaptable for PreK educators.
Natural History & Cultural Connections
October 12 at the Chicago Botanic Garden
October 19 at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
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.