School Garden Teacher Training

Your students already think the world of you.

But when you show them how to grow fruits and vegetables from seeds, you’ll become the teacher they remember forever.

Outdoor school gardens and hydroponics systems are powerful teaching tools that spark a sense of wonder and curiosity in your students. They’re also proven to increase academic enjoyment and success.

Make a difference for your students and build your STEM content knowledge by taking one of Green Our Planet’s acclaimed teacher trainings.

Our talented team of teachers, horticulturalists and hydroponics experts offer a full slate of fun and engaging teacher trainings throughout the school year.

Green Our Planet’s Teacher Trainings

Hydroponics in Your Classroom 101

1 PDE and/or 5 CUs for NV teachers
Tuesday, March 1, 8 and 15
4:00 pm – 6:30 pm PST

How to Integrate Garden STEM into Your Classroom 101

1 PDE and/or 5 CUs for NV teachers
Date TBA

Building Classroom Hydroponic Systems with Power Tools

1 CU for NV teachers
Thu, March 31, 2022
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM PDT
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Why Attend a Green Our Planet Teacher Training?

Hundreds of teachers have taken a Green Our Planet teacher training and seen real results with their students.

97%

Of attendees would recommend the training to a fellow teacher.

92%

Of attendees felt more confident teaching in the school garden.

89%

Of attendees felt more confident teaching with hydroponics.

Learn Everything About School Gardens and Hydroponics

Green Our Planet offers a full teacher training lineup so you can learn exactly how to teach STEM, nutrition, entrepreneurship and more through your school garden or school hydroponics.

How to Integrate Garden STEM into Your Classroom 101 Teacher Training

A 15-hour training focused on basic garden science and the STEM Garden Curriculum. Teachers explore and experience the lessons created by Green Our Planet, which follow the Next Generation Science Standards, to be used in their outdoor learning gardens. During the training, educators learn from experts on a variety of topics like composting, pollinator gardens and nutrition. Nevada teachers can earn 1 PDE/5 CU credits for attending and completing the course.

Hydroponics in Your Classroom 101 Teacher Training


A 15-hour training for teachers interested in using hydroponics systems as a project-based learning tool to teach STEM. A key portion of this training focuses on teacher content knowledge of hydroponic gardening skills. Teachers also have the opportunity to collaborate with one another to design and build a hydroponics system for their school. The online portion offers opportunities for teachers to demonstrate commitment to the school community and reflections on professional growth and practice from the Nevada Educator Performance Framework. Nevada teachers can earn 1 PDE/5 CU credits for attending and completing the course.

How to Integrate Garden STEM into Your Classroom 102 Teacher Training


A 15-hour follow-up for the 1200+ teachers that attended How to Integrate Garden STEM 101. Teachers report increased understanding of the Green Our Planet STEM curriculum and more involvement in their school garden program. This course creates the opportunity for teachers to take their school garden a step further by integrating the garden into the culture and community of the school. A key portion of this training focuses on teacher content knowledge of gardening skills. By teaching one another, teachers also share successful classroom management techniques when teaching in an outdoor classroom space. Nevada teachers can earn 1 PDE/5 CU credits for attending and completing the course.

Farmpreneur Program: Finance and Entrepreneurship Teacher Training


This training shows you how to teach students to plant a business, grow profits, harvest savings! During the training, teachers will receive an overview of Green Our Planet’s financial literacy curriculum, learn financial literacy concepts as well as how to write a business plan from financial institution volunteers, and make a plan to implement their learning in their classroom by having their student host or participate in a Farmers Market.

Making Garden Products for the Farmers Market Teacher Training


This training expands on the principles learned in Farmpreneur Program. During the training, teachers will receive an overview of Green Our Planet’s health curriculum, explore the benefits of eating fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs, and make a plan to implement the learning in their classroom by learning how to use garden and/or hydroponic system produce to create natural products to sell at a student-run Farmers Market.

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“Now I don’t feel afraid to go into the garden and I’m not going to mess anything up or kill anything… I feel a lot more comfortable.”

–  Julie Brown, First Grade Teacher

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