Teacher Professional Development

Our friendly education team deliver teacher professional development sessions for all teaching staff, from pre-school to senior secondary.

We cover a wide range of concepts, and all sessions are aligned to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers Framework. Certificates of attendance are issued upon completion.

We offer professional development sessions either at a botanic garden or at your site.

Workshops Available

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Press Pause: Mindful practise with art and nature

Where: Adelaide Botanic Garden and Art Gallery of South Australia

When: Wednesday 13 January, 2021: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Cost: $100 member, $110 non member, $70 TRT or pre-service All Educators 

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Slow down at Adelaide Botanic Garden and the Art Gallery of South Australia

Practise being curious and observant with us while exploring collections and living things as a means of promoting mindfulness and wellbeing at Adelaide Botanic Garden and the Art Gallery of South Australia.

Participants will visit both sites for a workshop led by the Education teams: 

Adelaide Botanic Garden

Participants will explore the concept of mindfulness in a nature-based setting through a series of direct, immersive experiences in beautiful Adelaide Botanic Garden.

The session is designed to promote active lifestyles and mindfulness among the young people you teach, and inspire them towards spending more time in nature.

Learn more about the Movement and Mindfulness program for students at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

Art Gallery of South Australia

Learn about the work of Betty Muffler a renowned ngangkari (traditional doctor). When the world went into lockdown due to COVID-19 in early 2020, artist Betty Muffler painted to heal herself, her people and her Country.

Discover ways to incorporate Muffler’s work into your classroom. As well as being on the cover of Vogue Australia’s September 2020 ‘Hope’ issue, Betty Muffler also recorded a meditation for the mindfulness app Smiling Mind.

You will discover alternative ways to engage with works of art, ones that promote slow and close looking.

Learn more about Betty Muffler in this interpretive resource


Lunch and morning tea provided.  

Details are subject to change. Please ensure you check your email a week prior to the event for the final schedule and your starting location.

If the temperature is 36 degrees or higher at 5pm the night before (according to the BOM), the event will be cancelled and rescheduled.

If you are unable to attend the rescheduled date you will receive a full refund. 


9am - 11.30am

Group A - Adelaide Botanic Garden & Group B- AGSA

11.30am - 12.15pm

Travel between venues and lunch

12.15pm - 3.00pm

Group A - AGSA & Group B - Adelaide Botanic Garden

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The safety and well-being of our visitors, volunteers and staff remains our highest priority and we are implementing COVID-19 compliant protocols to offer a safe and meaningful experience for all that attend.

Measures include:

  • Appropriate group sizes to ensure physical distancing can be adhered to as well as ensuring the quality of the workshop
  • Venues and spaces used during the workshop compliant with density requirements (2sqm)
  • Practicing of good hygiene before, during and after the workshop
  • Participants must continue to maintain physical distance (1.5m)
  • Participants must not attend if they are unwell

For information on the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please see our LATEST NEWS.


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

Phone: 08 8222 9344
Email: DEWBGSchools@sa.gov.au