Summer 2021 – Water Education Teacher Professional Development

Registration is closed. The 2020 professional development opportunity will be announced soon!

Join Norfolk Botanical Garden and our community partners Lynnhaven River Now! and the Elizabeth River Project in a two-day teacher workshop dedicated to water ecology and conservation education!

Thursday, August 5 (10AM-4PM)

Complete three, one-hour virtual workshop sessions relating to water ecology, wetlands, waterways, and more. The virtual workshops will be completed via Zoom. Norfolk Botanical Garden will begin providing the program links to participants the week before and week of the scheduled workshop date. Session start times are 10AM, 11:30AM, and 2PM. Schedule subject to change. Community partners include Lynnhaven River Now based in Virginia Beach, VA and the Elizabeth River Project based in Norfolk, VA.  Additional community partners to be announced.

Friday, August 6 (10AM-12PM)

Onsite visit to Norfolk Botanical Garden to see the Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea exhibit. Check-in begins at 10AM and ends at 12PM. All teachers must check-in during this window.  Participating community partners will have tables set-up with additional information regarding their offered programs. Certificates of Completion will be distributed upon check-in during the onsite visit. Participants are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch or be prepared to purchase lunch from the Marigold & Honey Café.

Registration Information

  • Each participating teacher is only permitted to register one (1) ticket for their own participation. To ensure we have the correct name and contact information for each participant, each attending teaching is required to register their own ticket. If you are having difficulty registering, you can email or call (757) 441-5830 ext.463.
  • Participating teachers are required to complete both days (virtual and in-person) to receive their 5 professional development points. Garden admission is only extended to the teachers registered for the workshop.
  • The Water Education Professional Development is recommended for 3rd-7th grade teachers based on their corresponding Science SOL Standards.
  • Only public school teachers from the Hampton Roads area are permitted to participate. Teachers are required to register with their school email address to confirm their school district. Homeschool families and private school teachers are not permitted to register for this program.
  • Upon completion of the two-day workshop, participants will be required to complete a digital survey to provide feedback on the professional development opportunity.
  • Each registrant will additionally be entered into a raffle! The selected winners will receive their “prize” upon check-in during the onsite visit to NBG.

Send all questions relating to the workshop to

Thank you to the following partners:

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