Teacher/Professional Development

Teachers are invited to experience the Holden Arboretum firsthand. If you have never visited and would like to see what an amazing educational facility we have to teach about plants and the natural environment, we invite you to be our guests. Contact Sharon Graper for a Member for a Day pass and come see what you have been missing!

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Holden Forests & Gardens Professional Development for Educators

Register for all of these programs at www.holdenarb.org or by calling 440.602.3833. Contact Sharon Graper, Director of Academic Programs, at 440.602.3843 with any questions.

NEOEA Day 2017
Amazing Adaptations: Cool Plants and Animals of Costa Rica and Madagascar

Experience the Costa Rican Cloud Forest and the Madagascar Spiny Desert without ever leaving Cleveland. Get a behind the scenes tour of these amazing habitats at the Cleveland Botanical Garden. Meet the animals up close and learn how these topics relate to your classroom standards. Leave with classroom activities and an understanding of why authentic experiences in any habitat are worth the effort for both you and your students.

Date: Friday, Oct. 13, 2017
Time: 9am – noon
Location: The Cleveland Botanical Garden, 11030 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106
Cost: $25 NEOEA Members, $35 non-NEOEA members*
*non-NEOEA members pay $10 day of workshop

Contact the Education Department at 440.602.3833 for more information.


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Personalized Professional Development for Schools

Holden Forests and Gardens is a combination of the Holden Arboretum and Cleveland Botanical Garden. The Education Department serves teachers and students at both locations. We have been delivering professional development to teachers in early childhood through high school classrooms for more than 30 years. We specialize in teaching content about the natural world and plants in cooperation with hands-on, engaging activities.

If you do not see what you are looking for we can design something to fit your needs. Contact Sharon Graper, Director of Academic Programs at 440.602.3843 to discuss the possibilities.