Green Our Planet’s Teacher Trainings help educators integrate their school gardens into their classrooms and schools on a new level.

Green Our Planet offers three professional development trainings to Nevada teachers. Each training, offered twice during the school year, is approved by the Nevada Department of Education. Teachers earn 1 PDE credit or 5 CUs for participating in the training and completing additional online coursework and a final project that benefits their outdoor classroom and school community.

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Online Teacher Training—NEW!

For the first time, Green Our Planet’s popular PDE STEM Teacher Trainings are online! Our talented team of teachers, horticulturalists and hydroponics experts offer a full slate of teacher trainings throughout the 2020-21 school year. Our fall semester trainings include the following. Click on a link below to sign up!

Teachers can earn up to 1 PDE/5 CU credits for each training.

How to Integrate STEM 101” is 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.

Hydroponics and School Gardens” is offered to teachers interested in using a hydroponics system as a project-based learning tool. 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.

How To Integrate STEM 102” is offered as a follow-up for the over 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.

Click here to sign up for teacher training!

Green Our Planet’s STEAM Teacher Training

Green Our Planet’s Gardening 101: Composting & Worm Class

Want to get a composting or worm bin system off the ground at your school but don’t know how? Or do you already have a composter but don’t know how to get it working? If so, then join us in the garden to learn gardening basics as well as how to create a successful composting system and a worm hotel at your school.

This three-hour workshop is hosted by Green Our Planet and presented is an expert in the subject from the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. Teachers who enroll in the class will receive 1 CU.

Discover Boundless Wonder

Do you know how many students test poorly in science, are stuck inside their classrooms all day, have no idea where their food comes from, and are disconnected from both nature and school?

Green Our Planet understands the benefits of school gardens and installs turnkey outdoor school gardens to use as living laboratories, which help inspire students to become the next generation of scientists, farmers, chefs, and entrepreneurs.

Growing a school garden can be fun and enriching for both students and teachers. Our programs are now the largest of their kind in the country, and 97% of the teachers who use our program recommend it to other schools.

We work with schools everywhere, from Alaska to Florida, because we are able to deliver our programming online. We are also proud to run the only school garden programs accredited by STEMworks in the United States.