Teacher Professional Development

Come learn with us in the Garden! The VBGA is pleased to welcome educators & teachers to our online and in-person Teacher Professional Development workshops at the VanDusen Botanical Garden.

Throughout the academic year we strive to offer engaging educational courses to help develop your gardening and botany skills, deepen your local ecology knowledge, and inspire you to step outside and explore with your students in the great outdoors. Teacher Pro-D is generously subsidized by the Vancouver Master Gardeners.

Find the perfect fit for you and your teaching team.

  • +Teacher Open House 2023

    Thursday, August 31, 10.00am – 12.00pm

    Calling all educators! The VBGA is pleased to invite you to a FREE Teacher Open House event at VanDusen Botanical Garden.

    Join us in the Great Hall & the Garden from 10am -12pm on Thursday, August 31st, 2023 where the VBGA Education Team will highlight the many teacher resources we have available to educators in the upcoming academic year, both online and in person.

    Learn more & Register!

  • +FREE! The Garden Classroom Series (K-7) 2022 - 2023

    This online 10-part series with Megan Zeni will support K-7 elementary teachers eager to explore opportunities for teaching across the curriculum in their Westcoast school garden.

    Each month we will review timely tasks that help keep gardens growing, as well as specific curricular connections, and practical management tips for teaching outdoors. Seasonal resources will be shared, and participants are encouraged to share their own success stories and challenges to broaden our collective expertise.

    Registration is free this year and offered explicitly to a limited number of practicing K-7 school teachers. Please identify your school location and teaching role in the registration process.

    Made possible through funding from the Vancouver Master Gardeners.

    Register now!

  • +Free courses for K-12 teachers

    If you are a K – Grade 12 teacher, you may be eligible for free Botany, Ecology or Gardening classes to aid in your classroom teaching or development of a school garden. Check out our course offerings under Adult Education – Botany & Ecology or Gardening & Design, then please complete this Request Form, and send to apineda@vandusen.org to register.

    Sponsored by the Vancouver Master Gardeners.