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Teacher Professional Development

 

 

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations more than one week prior to a class are subject to a 15% cancellation fee. Cancellations with less than one weeks notice are non-refundable; please consider your payment a donation to the Gardens.

 

Life on the Colorado Prairie

Approach basic ecology by exploring how to use the natural landscape to investigate ecosystems. Connect Colorado history to science concepts with a focus on adaptation by looking at how humans and other organisms have shaped and been shaped by the prairie. Appropriate for elementary school teachers. 0.5 graduate level teacher relicensure credit from Colorado School of Mines is available on the day of the class with a $40.00 tuition fee.

Date: October 6, 2018

Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: Plains Conservation Center, 21901 E. Hampden Avenue, Aurora, CO 80013

 

STEAM in the Gardens

Bring a little STEAM into your classroom curriculum using inquiry methods to teach a variety of subjects using the Gardens as a resource. Appropriate for elementary and middle school levels.

0.5 semester hours of graduate level relicensure credit from the Colorado School of Mines is available on the day of the class for an additional $40.

Tree Identification with Project Learning Tree - Bringing the Outside In

Spend a day at Denver Botanic Gardens exploring the Project Learning Tree curriculum and learning all about trees. We'll view our collection of Colorado Champion trees; learn how to identify trees using a dichotomous key and how to incorporate these skills into your classroom. Using the Project Learning Tree curriculum, we'll learn key identification traits of Colorado trees as well as non native trees that grow in our area, challenges associated with growing trees in Colorado and how you can care for trees with your students.

 

The material taught in this class is applicable for grades 3 – 8, with modifications included for younger and older students.

 

A 30 minute lunch break will be provided. You may either bring your own lunch or purchase a lunch from Offshoots Cafe. Participants should be prepared to spend time outdoors.

 

One-half semester hour of graduate level relicensure credit from the Colorado School of Mines is available on the day of the class for an additional $40.

 

World Food Prize Workshop Series

 

This series includes Introduction to Foods Systems and Sustainable Agriculture, Global Food Security, and Scientific Writing Workshop.  These workshops are meant to support teachers interested in participating with their students in the World Food Prize Colorado Youth Institute through Colorado State University.  Students will present a research paper documenting a global challenge and a solution to the challenge in a country of their choice at the World Food Prize Colorado Youth Institute.  These classes are also available to take as stand-alone workshops.

Class Dates and Times:

Monday, July 16 – 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Monday, July 23 — 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Monday, July 30 — 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 

 

Price: $150 member, $180 nonmember

 

Instructors: Many

 

Special Instructions: Graduate level teacher relicensure credit from Colorado School of Mines in available for an additional fee. Receive 1.5 semester credit hours with $85 tuition fee.

 

 

 

 

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