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Professional Development


The education instructors at Huntsville Botanical Garden endeavor to provide interesting and interactive programs for teachers that will help educators bring the world of nature to students in fun and exciting ways.

HBG’s Professional Development Program for Teachers provides educators the tools and training they need to enrich their students’ understanding of ecology, plant science, chemistry, zoology and conservation. Our programs align with Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core Learning Standards and STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology and Math). Whether you want to build a school garden or find more engaging ways to introduce inquiry and observation skills into the classroom, the Garden’s experts are ready to train you!


An Evening for Educators;

providing professional development and networking opportunities for local teachers, administrators and curriculum coordinators
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
4:30-7:00 pm
Arbor
Register Here

bicentennialDuring the Alabama Bicentennial 200 Huntsville Botanical Garden will showcase many of Alabama’s state symbols found throughout the Garden and Madison County, including the Monarch butterfly, Alabama’s state insect. This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to over twenty Alabama state symbols, show how to weave the state symbols into lesson plans and provide take home curriculum ideas.

Registration Fee of $20/person includes presentations, handouts and Professional Development certificate
Wine and Cheese social from 4:30-5:30 pm complimentary with purchase of event ticket


Urban Forestry Certification Program

November 15, 2017
9:00 am – 3:30 pm
No-cost for ALSDE Ag Teachers
$50 for current AUFA Members and $75 for Non-Members
Registration through instructor, Fred Kapp fkapp@bellsouth.net or call 205-862-2588

This is a great three-day, intensive class, taught by industry experts, that requires lots of effort and study time! Includes an industry certificate awarded after passing exam. The UFCP is an excellent first step toward other industry certifications including the ISA Certified Arborist and the Alabama Tree Surgery License. Thanks to grant and foundation funding and industry support, the program is no-cost for ALSDE Ag Teachers, $50 for current AUFA members and $75 for non-members. CEUs for ISA, TCIA and RF are also awarded.

Tuition includes study guides, reference books, refreshments, certification exam and industry certificate upon passing the exam.
GIWP Tree

The Green Industry Web Portal (GIW Portal) is a free service for the Green Industry to help train employees, potential employees, and students wanting to gain certifications and licenses or the knowledge needed to improve their lives and careers.

Established in 1989, the Alabama Urban Forestry Association (AUFA) is a committed leader in arboriculture and urban forestry. AUFA promotes proper selection, planting and tree care, tree protection and other tree issues in the urban setting.Urban Forestry Logo

Contact the Education Department if you have questions spline@hsvbg.org or call  256-830-4447 Ext 252

Sponsors include: Alabama Urban Forestry Association, Green Industry Web Portal and the Huntsville Botanical Garden


Contact Soozi Pline at 256-424-3370 or spline@hsvbg.org


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