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Cultivate: Growing STEM Educators

Cultivate, STEM professional development sessions at Huntsville Botanical Garden for K-6 teachers!

Are you a little unsure of how to incorporate STEM lessons in your classes? Do you need solid resources, hands-on lessons and advice from professional educators to give you a boost of confidence in teaching STEM lessons? Then look no further than Cultivate. 

We will present ideas rooted in plant science for STEM lessons in a 5E Lesson Plan. All activities are linked to the Alabama Course of Study: Science standards and learning progressions. In addition to new enthusiasm and confidence for teaching STEM lessons, participants will leave with curriculum, a bin of STEM resources and a certificate for two CEU credit hours.

Receive 90% off with scholarship

This program is valued at $100.

Receive 90% off the cost of tuition by completing and submitting the scholarship application! A member of the Huntsville Botanical Garden team will contact you with registration information within 2-3 business days after receiving your application.

Register for Summer sessions

To register, find the appropriate grade level and click on the date of session you want to attend.

Cultivate sessions are held in the Anderson Education Center. Participants are encouraged to bring a notebook and pen. Don’t forget your cell phone for taking photos! Dress comfortably for the weather because we will walk through the Garden.

Please email Karen Colvin at if you have any questions. 

Funding for this program is provided by the State of Alabama Legislature with additional support from The Daniel Foundation of Alabama, BAE Systems, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Alabama, and other philanthropic assistance.