Teacher Pro-D

Learn with us, and develop your gardening skills, ecology knowledge, and ability to teach 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.

Check back soon for our 2021 – 2022 Teacher Pro-D programing!

  • +The Classroom Garden Series (K-7)

    Check back soon for our 2021 – 2022 Teacher Pro-D program!

    This ten-part series will support K-7 teachers eager to consider the possibilities of teaching across the curriculum in their Westcoast school garden.

    Sessions will be held online, with a possibility for hybrid learning at VanDusen Botanical Garden, depending on COVID-19 restrictions. Participants are not required to attend any sessions in-person to participate in the series. Any sessions held on-site will also be live streamed for participants who prefer to remain at home.

    Each month we will look at timely tasks that help keep our 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.

    Sign up for the entire series to become a part of our professional learning community, or drop-in for one or two sessions to achieve your learning objectives.

    Each session is 90 minutes long and will cover the following topics.

    Contact Aymara Pineda apineda@vandusen.org for more information.

  • +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.