Teacher Pro-D

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 or to register.

Browse our current offerings below to find the perfect fit for you or your teaching team.

  • +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.

  • +Feb 15: Drawing Nature for Teachers (K-7)

    Participants will come away from this workshop knowing how focused, nature-based discovery addresses the BC curriculum and core competencies for K-7. Teachers will learn how to develop and teach illustration skills while understanding techniques to capture the beauty of nature through drawing.

    Feb 15 | $35

  • +Feb 15: Inspire Environmental Awareness in Your Students (K-7)

    In this interactive, fun and empowering workshop, K-12 teachers will discover the common thread that connects sustainability leaders. The instructor will facilitate hands-on activities in the classroom and outside in the Garden leaving you with plenty of ideas to ignite the next generation of environmental stewards.

    Feb 15 | $35

  • +Feb 22: School Garden Ecology Workshop (K-12)

    This workshop is designed for teachers who are enthusiastic about gardening, ecology, and cultivating a healthy and ecologically-friendly garden ecosystem at their school.

    Feb 22 | $35