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July 21, 2020

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STEM in the Garden: Teacher Training Webinar Series

Online, AL

Alabama Extension’s Home Grounds Team knows that for a school’s outdoor classroom to be successful, the garden must be grown and maintained correctly. The STEM in the Garden webinar course will train teachers on basic gardening principles, ways to align the Alabama gardening calendar with your school year calendar, and solutions to common problems associated with outdoor classrooms. STEM in the Garden will strengthen your garden knowledge, while maximizing your school garden’s STEM teaching capability. This course follows along with Clemson University’s outdoor classroom curriculum, STEM in the Garden, which is recommended for purchase to accompany the class.

9 CEUs are available with this course (1.5 per session) through the AAMU/UAH Regional In-service Center on the PowerSchool platform. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will only be awarded to those who attend the entire session of each webinar in the STEM in the Garden series.
Presentations 50 minutes each with a 10-minute break between sessions.
July 14: Soil and Plant nutrition by Rudy Pacumbaba
Basic Plant Biology by Rudy Pacumbaba
July 16: Water and Irrigation in the Outdoor Classroom by Rhonda Britton
Lawns and Managing Weeds in the Outdoor Classroom by Tim Crow
July 21: Basics of Growing Vegetables and Herbs by Lucy Edwards
Edible Landscape Ideas for School Grounds by Hayes Jackson
July 23: Pollinator Gardening by Dani Carroll
Beneficial Insects in the Garden by Sallie Lee
July 28: Plant Propagation in the Classroom by Allyson Shabel
Building and Maintaining Raised Bed Garden by Allyson Shabel
July 30: Composting and Vermicomposting for School by Roosevelt Robinson
Safe Chemical Use in the Outdoor Classroom by Marcus Garner

Allyson Shabel
(256) 612-7677


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