Teacher Learning

Teacher Professional Learning

Looking to grow as an educator? QBG is committed to supporting you! We offer a variety of professional learning options ranging from introductions to inquiry to school gardening.

Our programs are aligned with New York City Science Standards, New York State Science Standards, the Next Generation Science Standards, and the Common Core Learning Standards. Programs are aimed at helping equip teachers with the skills and content to enliven their classrooms and engage their students in science learning. QBG’s Teacher Professional Learning Program is an approved CTLE sponsor.

For more information, please contact [email protected] or 718.886.3800 ext. 371.


Using Plants to Teach
July 9-14, 2018
3P Credits & 36 CTLE Hours
Registration live on May 16

This course uses the Queens Botanical Garden’s 39 acres and other local resources as a classroom in which to explore plants, plant diversity, and much more. Teachers will engage in both hands-on and minds-on learning as we explore aspects of botany and other related subjects. This course highlights authentic observations, hands-on examination, experimentation, journaling and much more.


Teacher Professional Learning Request

To request a workshop for 8 or more teachers,  please  CLICK HERE.
If you are an individual teacher looking for a workshop, please email [email protected].

Our educators provide custom programs for your educators’ needs. Sample topics include:

Half-Day or Full-Day Workshops
• Easy and Exciting Classroom Gardening
• Trees
• Observations with Plants—How Do Scientists Think?
• Exploring Botany and Ecology
• The Waste Stream
• Using the Garden to Teach Math and ELA (day or multiple sessions)

Multiple Session Workshops
• Ecology in the Urban Environment—from microbes to macrobes
• Sustainability in the Community
• Urban School Gardening

Urban Advantage teachers looking for UA opportunities at QBG, CLICK HERE.

Photo Credit: Anne Tan-Detchkov, QBG Staff