Professional Development and Teacher Training

The San Antonio Botanical Garden has many educational opportunities throughout the year.  Many provide Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits. Scroll down for more information!

Fall Youth Garden Educator Training

Saturday, September 15, 9AM-2PM (check-in 8:30AM-9AM)

This training is designed for teachers, educators, and volunteers in support of youth gardening in the classroom and community. If you are interested in starting a gardening program in your school/community or you are looking for ways to enhance your already existing youth garden, do not miss this educational opportunity! Breakout sessions will be conducted with different garden topics for you to choose from, and a starter garden kit will be distributed to youth gardens that are ready for planting (Plant material is given per school/institution).
Fee: $20.00 (fee includes lunch; 5 CEUs for teachers)
Instructors: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Registration/Payment Questions: 979-845-2604 or

Walk-ins will not be accepted, so please register early. Early Registration Deadline: Sunday, September 9, 11PM.

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Healthy Trees and Certified Arborist Preparation Course

4 Fridays starting September 7th: Sept 7, Sept 14, Sept 21 (skip Sept 28) Oct 5th

Designed to prepare professional arborists for the ISA Certified exam, this course is also ideal for the citizen who wants to stay safe while improving the health of trees and learn more about the value of trees. Nonprofessionals are welcome to attend the entire course or other sessions to gain a better understanding of the benefits of trees and develop their tree ID and tree care skills.

Certified Arborist Test Preparation Course Fee: $300; includes the Arborist Certification Study Guide (a $115 value)
Participants receive a certificate upon completion of the 4 session course

Course offered in Partnership with the San Antonio Arborist Association and Alamo Forest Partnership.

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