Teacher Learning

Teacher Professional Learning

Looking to grow as an educator? Queens Botanical Garden 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 the New York State 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.


Workshops for Groups of Teachers

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To request a workshop for eight 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

Upcoming Offerings

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Chancellor’s Days
More information will be posted closer to the workshop dates

Supporting Students In Successful Science Learning, Spring & Summer Workshops 2021
Cost $250

Explore phenomenon-based learning via virtual experiences with Queens Botanical Garden! The focus of this course is providing successful science experiences for students of varying backgrounds. As we examine the ins and outs of soils and how things sprout, we’ll explore our own and our students’ identities. You’ll leave this course having learned additional science content as well as methods for engaging and supporting students from traditionally marginalized populations. By the end of the class you will have backwards planned a unit of either phenomenon-based or problem based instruction that you can use in your classroom. This is 3P & A+ credit, 45 CTLE hour workshop.

Each synchronous session is 2.5 hours with 5 hours of asynchronous work in between sessions.

Spring Workshop Synchronous Session Dates: Saturdays March 20, March 27, April 10, April 17, April 24, and May 1 

Summer Workshop Synchronous Session Dates: July 6, July 8, July 11, July 13, July 15, July 17 

More information on registration will be posted closer to the workshop dates.

Bees Alive Resources and Lessons

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Photo Credit: Anne Tan-Detchkov, QBG Staff