Professional development


Broaden your plant knowledge while working with resources you take back to your own classroom. Our activities demonstrate how advanced concepts can be simplified into grade-level appropriate lessons that are sure to enhance student learning. You will participate in hands-on, standards-based training to increase your comfort level in teaching a diverse range of topics. Many workshops include the materials and resources to make these activities part of your science curriculum. You will tour our gardens and Glasshouse, and can earn graduate credit, all while having a great time. Don’t see a topic of interest listed? We’ll create training just for your group! For more information, call Sharon Graper at 440-602-3843 or

Plant Workshops

Science and Reading

School Gardening

Holden Forests & Gardens Professional Development for Educators:

Climate Change: The Science and the Connections Between Your Community and Your Classroom

Climate change is all over the news. What does it mean to you in the classroom? Are you comfortable explaining what it is and what is isn't? Join Holden Forests & Gardens, Lake Erie Nature & Science Center and The Curriculum Department at the Bay Village Schools for a 3 day workshop on Climate Change. Learn the science behind climate change first-hand from local scientists. Visit several locations to see how it is impacting our local communities; the beaches on Lake Erie, the forests of the Holden Arboretum and the urban landscape of Cleveland Botanical Garden. Find out how to incorporate these concepts into your classroom and see how it applies to the standards. Take part in hands-on activities that bring the concepts to life in your classroom and leave with resources to help you weave it seamlessly into your curriculum. Become a Climate Change Fellow and take part in our planned ongoing educational lectures and support through the 2017-18 school year.

Date: July 25, 27 and Aug. 1
Time: 9am - 3pm
Location: The Holden Arboretum, Lake Erie Nature and Science Center and Cleveland Botanical Garden
Cost: $150
Graduate Credit will be available for an additional fee.


Register for all of these online or by calling 440.602.3833.Contact Sharon Graper, Director of Academic Programs, at 440.602.3843 with any questions.