In Schools & Universities
The EarthWays Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden is a leader in the field of educating for sustainability, and its staff and programs have been a regional resource since 1988. By making materials and topics relevant to today's learner and providing interdisciplinary, hands-on instruction for audiences of all ages, the EarthWays Center promotes wise resource use through shaping students' behavior and changing school cultures.
 
Opportunities for PK–12 Schools

Teacher with reminder to turn off lightsThrough our school-based, curriculum-enhancing educational programs and materials, we provide classroom and teacher presentations and resources on solid waste reduction, recycling, energy and air pollution. Lessons are hands-on, interactive experiences that teach students how they can make a difference. 

The EarthWays Center's education offerings include:

For more information about these programs, please contact Katherine Golden at katherine.golden@mobot.org.

Learn about other field trip opportunities offered by the Garden.

Opportunities for Teachers

Hands drawing watersheds on mapThe EarthWays Center offers professional development opportunities for educators in all roles and environments. Workshops often involve field trips, hands-on lessons and activities and meaningful discussions. Topics include energy production, usage and conservation; reduce, reuse, recycle; and other sustainability topics.

Contact Kat Golden at katherine.golden@mobot.org for more information on upcoming professional development opportunities.

Sustainability Institute for Educators

The Green Thread: Lessons in Sustainability

June 19–21, 2018
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day

At Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School (MICDS)

Join us for the eighth annual Sustainability Institute for Educators as we as we focus the conversation on threading sustainability education through all lessons. The Institute will feature a mix of special guest speakers, tools and resources, and hands-on experiences. We will focus on exploring the connections between sustainability and curriculum, uncovering the interdisciplinary nature of sustainability education, and providing resources, tools, and insight into how we as educators can help support students that are sustainability literate, active stewards of the planet.

More Information and Registration: 

  • $150 registration fee includes speaker fees, breakfast and lunch for all three days.
  • Graduate credit is available for an additional fee. 
  • Scholarships available.

Learn more and register

Opportunities for Colleges & Universities

STL Higher Ed Sustainability Consortium logo The EarthWays Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden can help your institution integrate sustainability and environmental literacy on your campus. We are proud to support the St. Louis Regional Higher Education Sustainability Consortium (STL-HESC).

Learn more about the Consortium and other initiatives happening within the higher education sector in St. Louis. Or contact STL-HESC Coordinator, Katherine Golden at katherine.golden@mobot.org for more information.
 
School Programs at the Missouri Botanical Garden

Students planting during a Garden class
The Garden offers a wide variety of school programs including classes, guided tours, outreach programs and teacher professional development opportunities. Learn more