DOE “P” In-Service Course

After-School Professional Development Program "P" In‑Service Course/NYC Department of Education

What Did a Plant Ever Do for You?

3 "P" Credit Course*

Offered Spring and Summer, 2016

This course provides an introduction to the science and art of botany and horticulture, taught in the context of the extensive indoor and outdoor plant collections of Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG). 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. Fee includes curriculum materials, reproducible handouts, plants, and potting-up supplies.

12 Sessions/36 hours | Pre-K–12 Teachers
Fee: $200

*3 "P" credits available for an additional $125 fee through NYC DOE's After School Professional Development Program. You must register both for the class through BBG and for the credit through ASPDP.

Native New Yorkers: Exploring Native Plants at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

3 "P" Credit Course*

Offered Spring, 2017 | Registration Opens Winter 2017

Explore native plants at Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG)! This hands-on, inquiry-based course focuses on plant ecology and experiential learning in the field. Participants get a behind-the-scenes look at BBG’s newest addition—the Native Flora Garden Extension. This stunning new display is home to plant communities that can be found within 100 miles of New York City, from those of the pine barrens of New Jersey and Long Island to the eastern deciduous forest. Participants will discover the important role these plant communities play in our local ecosystem. Fee includes curriculum materials, reproducible handouts, plants, and potting-up supplies.

6 Sessions/36 hours | Pre-K–12 Teachers
Fee: $200

Register

For questions, please call BBG's teacher education coordinator at 718-623-7381.

Register with ASPDP to receive "P" credits ›

Science Standards Connections

Use this matrix to find NYC Science Performance Standards supported in BBG School Programs.

School Workshop

Grade Level

What Did a Plant Ever Do for You?
Elementary
K–4th grades

S1.1a, S1.1b, S1.2, S2.1, S2.3, LE1.1a, LE1.1b, LE3.1b, LE3.1c, LE3.2a, LE3.2b, LE4.1b, LE4.1d, LE5.1b, LE5.2a, LE5.2g, LE6.1e, LE6.1f, LE6.2a, LE7.1b, LE7.1c

Intermediate
5th–8th grades

S1.1a, S1.1b, S1.1c, S2.1c, S2.1d, LE1.1f, LE2.1d, LE3.1b, LE3.2a, LE4.1a, LE4.1b, LE4.3e, LE5.1d, LE5.1e, LE6.2c, LE7.2a

High School
9th–12th

S1.2a, S1.3b, S2.1, LE1.1b, LE2.1d, LE3.1g, LE4.1b, LE5.1a, LE5.1b, LE6.1a, LE6.1g
Native New Yorkers:
Exploring Native Plants at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Elementary
K–4th grades

S1.1a, S1.1b, S1.2, S2.1, S2.3 LE1.1a, LE1.1b, LE3.1b, LE3.1c, LE3.2a, LE3.2b, LE4.1a, LE4.1b, LE4.1d, LE5.1a, LE5.1b, LE5.2a, LE5.2g, LE6.1e, LE6.1f, LE6.2a, LE6.2b, LE7.1a, LE7.1b, LE7.1c

Intermediate
5th–8th grades

S1.1a, S1.1b, S1.1c, S2.1d, LE1.1f, LE3.1a, LE3.1b, LE3.2a, LE 4.1a, LE 4.1c, LE 4.3e, LE 5.1d, LE 5.1e, LE 5.2a, 6.1a, LE 6.1b, LE 6.1c, LE 6.2b, LE 6.2c, LE 7.1a, LE 7.1c, LE 7.2a

High School
9th–12th

S1.2a, S1.3b, S2.1, LE 1.1a, LE 1.1b, LE 1.1c, LE 3.1b, LE 3.1f, LE 3.1g, LE 4.1a, LE 5.1a, LE 5.1b, LE 6.1a, LE 6.1b, LE 6.1c, LE 6.1d, LE 6.1e, LE 6.1g, LE 6.2a, LE 6.3b, LE 7.1b, LE 7.2a, LE 7.2b

Key

  • S - Scientific Inquiry
  • LE - The Living Environment
A group of teachers take notes during a professional development course at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Photo by Mohammed Alomeri.
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