Teacher Professional Development

The Botanic Gardens of South Australia's education team delivers teacher professional development sessions for all staff throughout the year, from pre-school to senior secondary, covering a wide range of concepts.

All sessions are aligned to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers Framework, with certificates of attendance issued upon completion.

Teachers' Big Days Out Workshops

When: Wednesday 15 January - Friday 17 January 2020, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Where: Kitchen Garden, Adelaide Botanic Garden 
Cost: $180 - $230 early bird special | $220 - $270 after 12th November. Register your spot here.

Supercharge your knowledge and skills with the Adelaide Botanic Garden as part of Teachers' Big Days Out (TBDO)!

TBDO is a 3-day professional learning event for educators presented by South Australian cultural organisations with the support of the Department for Education. The program includes over 90 sessions across multiple learning areas and year levels, aligned to the curriculum.

The Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium of South Australia (BGSH) is excited to host two workshops as part of the event program focused on conservation and sustainability.

All the buzz about Aussie bees!

  • Learn the difference between honey bees and Australian bees
  • Understand why bees are of such importance globally
  • Explore hot to encourage native bees to your school or home garden
  • Build your own bee hotel

Where science meets conservation and education

  • Go behind the scenes as the South Australian Seed Conservation Centre labs
  • Learn about collection, researching and banking of our local plant seeds, many of which are threatened or endangered
  • Explore concepts such as seed structure, dispersal and conditions required for germination, plant recruitment, symbiotic relationships and plant biodiversity

These workshops will provide educators with insights into the collections, resources and expertise within our organisation, practical strategies to incorporate into their learning programs and opportunities to share ideas and network with colleagues.

More information on these workshops can be found here.

Numbers are limited so book now to secure your ticket! Register now.


The Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium of South Australia also offer professional development sessions either at the botanic gardens or at your site.

To enquire about other education programs or tailored professional development for your site, please contact one of our educators:

Phone: 8222 9344
Email:  DEWBGSchools@sa.gov.au

Register you interest now for upcoming teacher professional development sessions at Adelaide Botanic Garden by emailing us at:  DEWBGSchools@sa.gov.au

Once you send your expression of interest in we will be able to contact you directly when bookings are open.