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Let the Garden Be the Teacher_secondary_

presented by

Rooted, Life Lab, and Wisconsin School Garden Network







This course will be offered for ECE providers again for free this fall.

To receive an email notification when registration opens, 

please select the link below to submit your contact information.




The coursework is intended to be useful and inspirational. You should plan for 30 hours total to complete the course. This course is designed to be flexible and self-directed so you can fulfill the course requirements according to your optimal timeframe and in relation to your concurrent teaching duties and other obligations.

If you have any questions about the course itself or registering for the course, please email If you have any questions about accessing and using Google Classroom, please refer to our FAQ page. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Optional Graduate-Level Professional Development Credit: If you would you like to register for 2 Semester Units of Credit through the University of the Pacific (UOP) for a total of $160 ($80/credit), please indicate this by selecting “Yes” in the final question on the registration form.

This course is brought to you by Rooted, whose work and collaborations are rooted in food, land, and community, Life Lab, a national leader in the garden-based learning movement, and the Wisconsin School Garden Network.​

This course, developed as a companion to Teaching in Nature’s Classroom: Principles of Garden-Based Education, provides an opportunity for Early Care and Education (ECE) providers who are new to outdoor and garden-based learning, as well as providers who are experienced in the field, to consider best practices and reflect on their own teaching practice in outdoor learning environments, with a focus on ECE gardens.

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