Attention Teachers! Do you want to become a Master Gardener?

  • Learn how to teach engaging K-12 lessons utilizing the Georgia Performance Standards in your outdoor classroom!
  • Learn gardening & landscaping techniques tailored for school grounds to create an outdoor classroom!
  • Earn 5 PLU’s that are hands-on and full of meaningful interdisciplinary curricula!
  • Provide the 50 Master Gardener volunteer hours on your own school grounds!

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Who? 3-5 member team from your school — for maximum point value on the application rubric the team would consist of teachers from multiple grade levels and subjects.
What? Certified Master Gardener curriculum, adapted to Georgia Performance Standards.
Where? Fernbank Science Center, 156 Heaton Park Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30307 (map and directions)
When? Begins August, 2016. The class will meet one day per month for 9 months. We will provide substitutes for all team members. Prior administrator approval needed.
Why? Is your school looking for STEM certification? An outdoor classroom is an excellent resource. Many schools attempt to develop gardens without the basic knowledge that will allow them to flourish. With this training, we will learn how to use STEM concepts in your outdoor classroom activities and improve your student’s mastery of required CCGPS’s, thus improving standardized test scores.
Cost? $150 per team – each team member will receive the Master Gardener curriculum, hands-on curricula, and many supplies and plants to use in your outdoor classroom.
How? Download an application. Application deadline Friday April 29th, 2016
For more information contact Trecia Neal at