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!

Growing Up Wild Workshop


Growing Up WILD invites you to explore and share the fascinating world of wildlife and ecosystems using fun, hands-on educational activities. You will experience engaging TEKS-aligned activities while networking with other educators.

Workshop participants receive:
3 hours TEA-approved CPE and TEEAC Credit
Growing Up WILD Early Childhood Guide (for 3-7 yr olds)
Texas-specific resources
Fee: $35

Instructors: Timothy Roan, Emma Trester-Wilson

Native Landscape Certification Program—Level 2: Landscape Design with Native Plants

March 30, 2019; 8 am to 5 pm

This class is the second in the four-part certification series and covers such topics as :
• Ecological and cultural considerations in landscape design
• The steps used in the design process
• Hands-on design practice
• 45 recommended Texas native plants for use in landscapes and 5 non-natives to avoid
Fee: $50 for Native Plant Society Members, $65 for general public
Class held at San Antonio Botanical Garden

Instructors: Joan Miller and Mike Pecen, Native Plant Society of Texas


Healthy Trees and Certified Arborist Preparation Course

Check back for Fall dates

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.