The Conservatory is not only a great place for students to learn and experience something unique. When it comes to incorporating plants into classroom curriculum, it’s also home to a wealth of resources for teachers and other educators. There are endless possibilities for meaningful connections in science, ecology, gardening and greening, math, geography, history and art.
Remember, the Conservatory is free, so teachers are always welcome to visit and collect ideas for a field trip or classroom lesson. For teachers who want the opportunity to talk with our trained educational staff in a more structured setting, we also offer a variety of ways to access the knowledge and resources of our staff.
KNOW-BEFORE-YOU-GO Open House For Teachers At the
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GROWING GREAT TEACHERS:
CONSERVATORY CLASSES FOR EDUCATORS
The greening movement is growing and now teachers have even more opportunities to learn how to green up their curriculum and classrooms. The content of each Conservatory teacher training will focus on particular grade levels and standards, but teachers at all levels are welcome to attend. Botanical information, hands-on activities and explorations, and greening resources included in every workshop.
Teas, Sweets & Tropical Treats:
The Science & Culture of Edible Plants
Explore edible plants at both Garfield Park Conservatory & Chicago Botanic Garden in this 2-day training. Teachers (K-12) discover first-hand how flavorful plants like chocolate, vanilla, and ginger grow and learn how people use them to enhance their lives and tickle their taste buds. Living plants, hands-on explorations, literature connections, and tasting will all be part of the experience!
• January 26, 2013, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm at Garfield
• February 2, 2013, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm at Chicago
• Fee: $150
• 15 CPDU’s, 1 Lane Credit, 1 Graduate Credit
An additional fee for graduate credit ($100 per credit through Aurora University and $144 per credit through National Louis University) will be collected on the first day of the training.
To register, go to:
Chicago Botanic Garden website.
information, please contact Melanie Harding at 773.638.1766