Join us for a day of horticulture and history as we explore the impact of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden on Brooklyn and its broader legacy for plants and science. Learn about the unique gardens the Brooklyn Botanic Garden has cultivated, the impressive role that “ladies in the laboratory” have played in shaping this scientific work, and the many ways that teachers and students can learn in the Gardens. Brooklyn Connections will share primary sources from the archive and will model activities that can be replicated in the classroom to engage students with the history of science.

Due to overwhelming demand, there will be two events on June 6th, one is for paraprofessionals and one is for classroom teachers. The paraprofessional event will start at Brooklyn Public Library and go to the Botanic Garden after lunch. The classroom teachers will start at the Botanic Garden and move to Brooklyn Public Library after lunch.

Brookyln Botanic Garden is located at:

Brooklyn Botanical Garden
990 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Ticket sales start: 04/06/2019

Registration Fee: $20.00

NOTE: Brooklyn Connections workshops are intended for educators and school administrators. Priority will be given to K-12 classroom teachers. All others will be accommodated pending availability. Brooklyn Connections is an approved NYSED Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) sponsor. This special accreditation enables educators to utilize Brooklyn Connections professional learning workshops toward fulfilling their mandated 100 hours of approved CTLE credits. 

Support for Brooklyn Connections is provided by The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund, New York Life Foundation, Epstein Teicher Philanthropies, Hearst Foundation, Festa Family, and Brooklyn Eagles.

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