New Paths and Podcasts: Explore the Digital Tree Science Resources to Inspire Your Students

Schedule and Location


Friday, March 1, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center

Fees and Registration

Free; Registration allows Arboretum admission
An optional lunch can be purchased for $10, but must be reserved at time of registration.
BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course Description

Participants in this workshop will explore new online resources and an onsite exhibit related to careers in the plant science field. Experts and educators will provide interactive sessions and field experiences for teachers to learn about tree science and current research at The Morton Arboretum. With content from the newly released podcast, PLANTED: Finding Your Roots in STEM Careers, teachers will explore Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) lessons and activities that will bring this content alive in their classrooms. They will tour the newly opened Gateway to Tree Science exhibit and explore digital resources (graphic novels featuring characters in tree science careers) they can use to supplement their science- or STEM-related curriculum. These resources will highlight potential careers in the fields of Plant Science, Ecology, Conservation, Horticulture, and Botany. Program content and activities will be aligned to NGSS. Participants should dress for the weather and expect to be outside for a portion of the workshop.

Lunch is not provided, but can be added to your booking at the time of registration for $10. Participants interested in adding  lunch can do so,  via credit card online during registration or by calling the registrar office 630-719-2468 M-F 9:00am to 4:00pm.


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Course Details

  • Notes: Limit 30.
  • Recommended audience: Upper elementary, middle, and high school educators
  • Continuing education: (6 hours- 6 CPDHs)

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