The Morton Arboretum is dedicated to supporting the educators that are teaching the tree stewards of the future. In addition to providing the materials and resources, the Arboretum hosts teacher workshops and provides courses that meet state standards and earn credit toward professional development.
Teachers and educators, expand your knowledge and skills with courses that meet Illinois State Learning Standards and earn Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDU), or, pursue a graduate degree from Benedictine University that has roots at the Arboretum.
Branching Out: Collections in the Classroom
An herbarium is a collection of pressed plants used for scientific study. Learn how to create your own herbarium and how to access and utilize botanical records in your classroom. Practice conducting real science under the guidance of Arboretum botanists and learn how herbaria can inform inquiry-based student activities.
Link to the application: https://sites.google.com/mortonarb.org/branchingout/workshop-application
Dates: June 26-30, 2017
Pursue a graduate degree
Pursue a graduate degree from Benedictine University—specifically for teachers—that has roots at the Arboretum. Learn more
Teacher classes and workshops
The Morton Arboretum provides teacher workshops and ongoing classes for educators that meet Illinois State Learning Standards and earn Continuing Professional Development Hours (CPDH). Learn more
Teacher Development programs partially funded by