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.


Plant it, Grow it, Teach it!
3 P-Credits, 36 CTLE hours

For Teachers of Grades 3 through 8
Monday, July 8 to Saturday, July 13

Enjoy the wonders of the Garden this summer! Together, we figure out how to get plants growing while we learn about plant structure and function, and much more. We’ll take a deep dive into best practices in science pedagogy and questioning techniques. You’ll return to the classroom with newly sprouted knowledge of both plants and science teaching methods.

Registration for credits and course opens Monday, June 3

Register for ASPDP P-credits first, and then register here for course.
ASPDP P-credit Fee: $125, click here to register.

Queens Botanical Garden Course Fee: $225

For more information: 

[email protected] or 718-886-3800 x371


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