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Educator Workshop Happy Hour

May 18 2023 from 5:00 pm 7:00 pm

All educators are welcome at our workshops: classroom teachers, outdoor educators, scout leaders, homeschool parents – anyone who wants to learn fun, hands-on ways to teach children about science and nature.

The Arboretum’s workshops include:

  • Engaging outdoor activities
  • Fun curriculum ideas
  • Inter-disciplinary connections to the natural world
  • Beer & wine
  • Light snacks

Houston Arboretum & Nature Center is an approved CPE provider for Texas Education Association. Teachers who attend our workshops receive official CPE credits and proof of attendance for each workshop.

$20 member / $25 nonmember per class

All attendees will be entered into a door prize raffle for a special gift from Kendra Scott!

Herbology 101

Thursday, April 20

Want to incorporate plants into your classroom lessons but unsure how to start? Join this class to learn new ways to teach plant biology, life cycles, and food webs. We’ll explore the Arboretum pollinator garden, dissect a flower, and take home a botanical craft made in class.

Sundown in the Savanna

Thursday, May 18

Insects and other invertebrates abound in the savanna ecosystem. Learn how to use a sweep net to sample invertebrate populations while practicing your identification skills using a dichotomous key. We’ll each make our own DIY sweep nets and “No Bones” dichotomous key activity sets to take home.

The Arboretum grounds, including the trails and Nature Playscape, will REOPEN on Thursday, July 18! All classes and events through Sunday, July 21 have been cancelled, and the Nature Center building remains closed at this time.