Professional Development
Fairchild offers professional development courses for K-12 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 Info:
All workshops are conducted in person at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (10901 Old Cutler RD. Coral Gables) 
-Attendance is limited. For the safety of our guests, teachers, and staff, please see our COVID-19 safety policies.
-Materials and curricula are provided with course attendance.
MDCPS teachers qualify for MPP points. Register through Frontline Education Portal.

Tropical Botany For Educators
July 11 - 15, 2022 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tropical Botany Conservation for educators is a week-long course with an introduction to botanical concepts including plant classification, morphology, anatomy, physiology, photosynthesis, and critical plant-pollinator interactions. This workshop is hosted at Fairchild and includes a combination of teaching methods including lecture, plant dissections, lab activities, independent and cooperative inquiry, and guided Garden walks!

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MDCPS Workshop registration is available through Frontline as they are posted.