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.

We offer professional development sessions either at the botanic gardens or at your site.

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

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


Empowering Educators: Curiosity and Discovery

Location: Adelaide Botanic Garden, Art Gallery of South Australia, South Australian Museum
Date: Wednesday 3 July |  9.00am to 4.00pm
Cost: $90 member, $100 non-member, $60 TRT or pre service teacher

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Discover alternative strategies for STEM thinking and problem solving by using works of art, objects and living things to foster engagement through inquiry-based learning.

This professional development session will be held in conjunction with the Adelaide Botanic Garden, the Art Gallery of South Australia and the South Australian Museum.

 Participants will start the activity at the Art Gallery and visit the other institutions throughout the day.


Adelaide Botanic Gardens – Weaving with the Southern Elders Weaving Group
Join Aunty Janice and Aunty Lorna from the Southern Elders Weavers Group for a fun and interactive Basket Weaving workshop.

Learn traditional techniques of weaving with the opportunity to create baskets and other woven objects using raffia and other plant materials.

Weaving workshops are also a great way to yarn and learn about Aboriginal culture with aunties who are very skilled in sharing their craft.

Art Gallery of South Australia - How to make a mark

Examine works of art that address storytelling, tools and technology and participate in a workshop to discover alternative strategies for developing critical and creative thinking skills.

Explore the Gallery in more detail and use works of art as prompts for design thinking and problem solving.

South Australian Museum

Explore the collection and discover the methods behind the making and the design of objects made by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

This sessions will make links to the new elaborations in the Science curriculum for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures. 


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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 contact you directly when bookings are open.