Exploring the Arboretum for Educators

Exploring the Arboretum for Educators

Join us the first Saturday of every month, 9:00-11:30am

The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is a community resource for education. Arboretum for Educators Monthly Explorations are a professional development opportunity for elementary and middle school teachers to introduce the Arboretum landscape as an outdoor classroom. Participants learn from Children’s Education staff and volunteers about specific hands-on life science topics that may be used or adapted by teachers for their own classrooms and outdoor spaces. Meet and network with other like-minded educators, and engage in life science learning. View 2018-2019 schedule [pdf]

The Arboretum for Educators professional development program will resume in October 2018. Some words from spring 2018 participants:
I LOVE the Arnold Arboretum professional development series and am really glad that I’ve been coming. I’ve incorporated many things into my classroom and really enjoy our outside time (I could have stayed outside during the Exploring Pond Ecosystems for the rest of the day!) I hope you’ll be offering this again next year!
Brian Gibson, High School Biology Teacher, BPS

As the school year winds down and I find myself reflecting on my practice, I am aware that your monthly classes have contributed greatly to the quality and authenticity of what I have offered to my students…I relish the opportunity to be with other hungry learners who are also passionate about passing what they learn on to their students…Thank you for providing such a place for me to marvel and feel awe; to feed my intellect and my spirit. Your teaching style is one I hope to echo as I always felt empowered and safe in my own learning process.

Barbara Gates, Kindergarten to Grade 3 Science Specialist, BPS