Professional Development
Fairchild offers professional development courses for educators focusing on botany, ecology, and South Florida natural history. Courses are designed to increase your knowledge and understanding of the importance of plants, plant uses, and conservation efforts for the future.

Important Information:

  • All workshops are hosted in person at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.
  • MDCPS teachers register through Frontline Portal. Contact MDCPS for registration issues

Tropical Botany Summer Immersion
Date: June 24 - 28, 2024
M-F; 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

This is a week-long course with an introduction to botanical concepts, including plant identification and classification, plant morphology, plant-pollinator interactions, and botanical history. This workshop includes a combination of teaching methods including lecture, dissections, lab activities, independent and cooperative inquiry, and guided garden walks. Teachers will learn hands-on activities and interdisciplinary teaching methods to easily adapt to the classroom.

Educator workshops made possible with the support of LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant.

Join the FTBG Educator Interest list here to receive important updates and information. ALL Frontline or portal registration questions must be directed to MDCPS.