GRADES Pre-K to 5 | 2023-2024
School Garden: Optional Teacher Workshop – Monday, September 25, 2023 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
This hands-on workshop covers the basics of planning, designing and implementing a school or container garden, with an emphasis on integrating the garden into the curriculum and aligning garden activities with state and national academic standards. During this workshop, teachers get hands-on design experience with a focus on the importance and principles of vertical gardening and native plants as well as lesson plans and activities. M-DCPS teachers can register for this workshop through Frontline Education/My Learning Plan online portal.
General Teacher Professional Development Courses
Fairchild offers additional professional development workshops for PreK-12 grade teachers that can support and enhance your participation in The Fairchild Challenge. Workshops focus on botany, ecology, South Florida’s natural environment and more. You may also visit Fairchild’s website to view and use our downloadable teaching modules, including resources and curricula. M-DCPS teachers can register for this workshop through Frontline Education/My Learning Plan online portal. For more information please contact email@example.com.
For more information on the schedule and how to register, click here.
|Monday, September 25, 2023||School Garden Workshop||10:00 am to 3:00 pm||Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden|
|Friday, October 27, 2023||Research in the Classroom||10:00 am to 3:00 pm||Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden|
|Saturday, February 10, 2024||Plant Basics: Nature Journaling||10:00 am to 3:00 pm||Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden|
|Friday, March 22, 2024||Taxonomy of Fairchild’s Caribbean Jewels||10:00 am to 3:00 pm||Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden|
|Wednesday, April 10, 2024||Ethnobotany||10:00 am to 3:00 pm||Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden|
|TBD||Plant Propagation||TBD||Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden – Nursery|
|1 week course – Dates TBD||Tropical Botany Conservation 2024 Summer Institute||TBD||Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden|
*All workshops and events will take place at Fairchild, unless state otherwise.