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Educator Workshop Happy Hour

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April 20 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 per person per class

2023 classes will be $20 member / $25 nonmember

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

Wild Winter

Thursday, December 15

Migrate, hibernate, or brumate. These are just a few of the many ways that wild animals spend the cold months of the year. Others that live where it’s cold year-round have special adaptations to endure frigid conditions. Experiments to test insulation, projects to feed hungry travelers, and suggestions on providing protective shelter for wildlife will bring winter to life – even if it hasn’t arrived in Houston just yet!

It all makes SENSE!

Thursday, February 16

Observation skills are key to a student’s understanding of science and nature. In this class we’ll play games and engage our senses in activities designed to help you experience the world around you in new ways. Take home supplies for a scent-based game to use with your students.

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.