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What Did a Plant Ever Do For You?

What Did a Plant Ever Do for You?
3 “P” Credit Course*
This hybrid course provides an introduction to the science and art of botany and horticulture using plants and gardens both at Brooklyn Botanic Garden and in the community. An understanding of the value of plants in natural and human history will complement an inquiry-based approach to learning how plants are built, how they work, and how they interact with the living and nonliving components of the diverse environments they inhabit. Emphasis is placed on experiential, authentic learning that participants can readily bring back to their own classroom settings to engage students with diverse learning styles and cultural backgrounds. Teachers will be asked to reflect on their own backgrounds and how they may affect the classroom learning environment, both in person and online. Teachers will be asked to plan inclusive learning experiences that center marginalized voices and diverse perspectives, offer student choice, and incorporate multiple modes of assessment.

Classes run 4–6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. An additional 15 hours of asynchronous coursework will be assigned throughout the course. Fee includes curriculum materials and resources, plants and potting-up supplies, and access to the Garden.

45 hours | Pre-K–12 Teachers
Fee: $250
Date: 12 sessions; July 5–August 1, 2023
Dates:July 5 - August 1, 2023 Check for other dates
Meets:W, Th and Tu from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Location:Administration Building Classroom 236
Instructor:Judith Hutton
Member Fee:$ 250.00
Nonmember Fee:$ 250.00
Notes:Exact dates: July 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27; Aug 1 Time: 4-6:30 in person at BBG (plus additional asynchronous work)

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