Learn with us, and develop your gardening skills, ecology knowledge, and ability to teach your students in the great outdoors. We frequently add new Pro-D workshops throughout the year, as well as horticultural classes in our Adult Education program. Teacher Pro-D is generously subsidized by the Vancouver Master Gardeners. Contact the Community Outreach Coordinator for more information.
Browse our current offerings and register below to find the perfect fit for you or your teaching team.
+-The Classroom Garden Series (K-7)
September 18, October 9, November 6, March 4, April 22 & May 20
Led by Megan Zeni, this six part professional learning series is designed to build confidence and capacity in using your school garden as a classroom. The Garden Classroom Series weaves practical gardening skills with meaningful opportunities to engage students in scientific inquiry, mathematical thinking, creative storytelling – and more!
+-School Garden Ecology Workshop (K-7)
This workshop, led by Lea Elliott, is designed for teachers who are enthusiastic about cultivating a healthy and ecologically-friendly learning garden. See how a school food garden can be a living demonstration of animal and plant life cycles, sustainable practices, and the value of diversity and relationships.
+-Inspire Environmental Awareness in Your Students (K-7)
With curriculum connections such as valuing diversity and relationships, understanding cycles, and appreciating our interconnection with nature, teachers explore fun ways to use the environment as an integrating context with activities in and out of the classroom. This workshop is taught by Lea Elliott.
- +-Growing and Learning in School Gardens (K-7)
+-Working Towards a Practice of Reciprocity: Building Relationship to Place (K-12)
Explore interdisciplinary methods of integrating Indigenous principles of learning into the classroom. Learn to model a practice of reciprocity, while gaining practical ideas and guiding principles, for teaching and learning in nature. Led by Indigenous herbalist and educator Lori Snyder and natural artist and elementary teacher Dana Mulder, this workshop includes art, science, and storytelling.
+-Experiential Education - In and Out of the Classroom (K-7)
Bring the whole teaching team! Build capacity and confidence to deliver outdoor environmental education and effectively engage students in their surroundings – both in and out of the classroom. During our workshops, teachers will:
- Participate in a diversity of outdoor nature-based activities designed with adaptability and replication in mind.
- Explore how BC curriculum themes are linked into VBGA field trip programs and how to use the variety of self-guided resources available through our website.
- Enhance interdisciplinary and collaborative planning in your school by working with colleagues to identify opportunities at your school and in local green spaces.
Contact the Community Outreach Coordinator for more information or to register.