5251 Oak Street Vancouver BC V6M 4H1 CA

Start date: Monday, April 25 2022.


 On Monday, April 25, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Resource person: Jess Henry, Adult Education & Family Programs Manager - learn@vandusen.org

Location: Floral Hall - VanDusen Botanical Garden


Welcome back to to in-person Teacher Professional Development workshops at VanDusen Botanical Gardens!

This full-day workshop on April 25th is designed for K-12 teachers who are interested in learning more about how to weave native plants into their teaching, and explore ways to use school ground gardens and green spaces to support biodiversity. We will discuss how these plants help support place-making in our school communities and support reconciliation through stewardship and a deeper understanding of Indigenous perspectives.

Morning activities will include a Garden tour led by our Indigenous Initiatives Coordinator to get to know some coastal BC plant species, and help participants gain an understanding of the perspectives of Indigenous peoples in relationship with these plant, and animal, communities. We will participate in ecological system exploration through participatory games and activities.

The afternoon will be focused on practical ways to include native plants in your schoolyard. Learn about which native plants to consider, where to source these plants in the Lower Mainland, and care and maintenance considerations on school grounds.  Participants will leave with a greater confidence in connecting students to place through engagement and stewardship of native plants, and the biodiversity they support.

Participants are welcome to pack a lunch or purchase lunch /coffee at the Garden Café  (vaccine passport required) and enjoy their lunch break outside in the Garden between sessions.

Please dress for the weather as we will be outside, rain or shine, for a significant portion of the day.

Available: Available

Price: $45.00 Taxes not included

Notes: Covid Policy: Proof of Vaccination continues to be required for in person courses. Masks are no longer mandatory in all indoor public spaces in alignment with updates to the public health orders issued by the Provincial government. We encourage participants to wear a mask. Cancellation policy: For cancellations with 1 week notice, a credit will be applied to your account. Less than a week's notice, no credit will be given. No new credit will be issued if the cancelled course was purchased using prior credit. Credits must be used within 1 year from the date of issue. Please notify us of your cancellation in writing to learn@vandusen.org

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