Science & reading


Professional development workshop where you will:

  • Enhance your science teaching skills
  • Learn how to integrate literacy & science in your lessons
  • Use exceptional materials that align with state and district standards

Linking Plant Science and Literature

Linking Literature

Recent trends in education have focused on an integrated curriculum. Children learn best when subject matter is meaningful and useful, and literature brings meaning to science. The Botanical Garden recognizes the need for teacher professional development in this area. This course offers training on how to implement linking Plant Science and Early Literacy. We will share our model for effective inquiry-based, age appropriate lessons for teachers to replicate in the classroom.

"Dig In" to Plant Science and Literacy

This session provides participants the opportunity to analyze soil structure, perform a percolation study and play with worms. Teachers will participate in soil-based inquiry lessons filled with literacy techniques that can be implemented in classroom lessons.

Sowing the Seeds of Science

This course is designed to explore inquiry-based science teaching methods. By applying scientific inquiry in your classroom, you'll create a culture of curiosity, investigation and experimentation. Learn research-based strategies that equip students with the fundamental abilities to conduct scientific inquiry, including Exploration, Direct Inquiry, Guided Inquiry and Open Inquiry.

Pre-Service Teachers

Learn all the Botanical Garden has to offer educators through a pre-service teacher workshop. This program is tailor made to fit the needs of college professors teaching education students before they are student teaching.