Continuing Education Course


We want to equip you with new effective tools and resources to educate your students in the sciences utilizing storytelling and improving literacy.

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Project Purpose

Environmental education presents a vast range of opportunities for teaching about the natural world. However, there is a lack of specific information about environmental education, particularly when it comes to storytelling.

To address this, we’re developing a continuing education course for 3rd-8th grade teachers that demonstrates how to incorporate a humanities perspective when teaching about the Sonoran Desert and science in general. The curriculum will feature information, resources, and videos from science and storytelling professionals, equipping educators with the necessary tools to integrate storytelling, cultural exploration, and interdisciplinary collaboration within their classrooms. We will host two free in-person educator training events in 2024 to provide hands-on learning opportunities, and then the course will be available online.

The two in-person courses will take place at the Desert Botanical Garden on August 10th and September 21st, both from 9am-12pm. This course will be worth three continuing education credits.

Interested in participating? Register below!

This project is funded by Arizona Humanities, in partnership with the Arizona Association for Environmental Education.

Register for the August 10th Course 9am-12pm

Register for the September 21st Course 9am-12pm

Project Partners

We are grateful for the support and leadership of our partners in this effort.

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CAZCA is an initiative of Desert Botanical Garden. Any donations made to CAZCA must be made through Desert Botanical Garden. You will now be taken to their website to complete this transaction. Thank you!