Professional Development

Cultivate: Growing STEM Educators

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

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. If you successfully complete the scholarship application you will receive 90% off! 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 Winter sessions

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

Grade Level Date Time
K – 3 June 13, 2024 8 – 11 AM
4 – 6 June 13, 2024 12 – 3 PM
4 – 6 June 14, 2024 8 – 11 AM
K – 3 June 14, 2024 12 – 3 PM
K – 3 July 18, 2024 8 – 11 AM
4 – 6 July 18, 2024 12 – 3 PM
4 – 6 July 19, 2024 8 – 11 AM
K – 3 July 19, 2024 12 – 3 PM

Where to go: STEM PD sessions are held in the Anderson Education Center. Download a Garden map here.

What to bring: Participants are encouraged to bring a notebook and pen. Don’t forget your cell phone for taking photos!

What to wear: Dress comfortably for the weather because we will walk through the Garden.

Who to contact: 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.

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