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School Garden Professonial Learning Series 

These Saturday morning sessions (times vary) will be hands-on opportunities to expand your students' outdoor learning experiences with STEM and science activities. Each session features different instructors and some are grade level-specific. Register through ENGAGE.

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Fernbank Science Center

Fall 2019 Course Schedule
Oh My Squash

8/17/19 Oh My Squash! And The Great Georgia Pollinator Census

Date: Saturday, August 17, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location: Fernbank Science Center
Capacity: 25 teachers
Register: ENGAGE # 23338 

Georgia school garden support organizations are offering two exciting campaigns this fall with associated resources. Learn how to participate in UGA’s Great Georgia Pollinator Census with your students on August 23 and how to prepare for Georgia Organic’s October Farm to School month Oh My Squash! Campaign. Lesson activities will include squash planting and tasting activities and citizen science training. Take away squash and pollinator plants for your school garden.

9/14/19 It’s a Sign! Creating Signage for Your School Garden

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location: Fernbank Science Center
Capacity: 25 teachers
Register: ENGAGE #23339

It's a Sign
Learn how to add more educational layers to your school garden through signage. From student-driven temporary signs to professionally-made permanent signage, get inspired to take your school garden to the next level. Lesson activities will include developing lesson plans around signs for your garden and making sample signs with provided materials.
STEM

11/9/2019 Teaching STEM Outside

Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019 
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Fernbank Science Center
Capacity: 25 teachers
Register: ENGAGE #23340 

This class will cover best practices for setting your students up for success in outdoor learning. We will use garden STEM activities to demonstrate different ways of managing students in the garden. Lesson activities will include garden journals, garden stations, and seed sowing.

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Contact Kyla Van Deusen at kvandeusen@fernbank.edu or 678-874-7138