Workshops are offered by different organizations.
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Environmental Study Schools
National Garden Clubs, Inc. offers courses in environmental studies that make it possible to become literate and knowledgeable on issues pertaining to the environment. Each of four courses is composed of eleven one-hour learning units, beginning with an introduction to Environmental Studies then focusing on Air, Land and Water. The units are taught by qualified instructors. Anyone may attend for personal growth or for credit.
KY Chairman: Kay Fisher, 859-278-5875
Click on Event Title to see online entry and map954-913-1616 firstname.lastname@example.org | National Garden Clubs http://www.gardenclub.org ~What: NGC Environmental Studies ~When: Thu 15 Apr 2021 – Fri 16 Apr 2021 (All Day Eastern Time)
Courses are held via Zoom
Course 4 The Living Earth – Water: Ecology – Water, Plants – Aquatic Plants, Environmental Science, Sustainability, Wildlife – Aquatic Animals, Youth Programs in Environmental Education, Earth Stewardship – Effective Citizenship
The mission of the Environmental Schools is to teach environmental literacy to cherish, protect and conserve the living earth. The courses teach participants environmental literacy, appreciation of the natural world, encourages action for sustainable development and appreciation for the interrelation of all natural things. Land conservation, water conservation and air quality is particularly emphasized.
Environmental Schools are a fun practical and economical approach to obtain a basic environmental education. Local garden clubs, councils, districts, State Garden Clubs or Region sponsor a series of four courses of 10 hours each. These classes investigate, challenge and explore all aspects of the environment with a focus on the interrelationships of plants, animals, insects and people. The goal is to maintain and renew an energy efficient and sustainable environment. Each course includes a 2-hour field trip. Tours may include natural areas, power or recycling plants, nature centers, sustainable architecture or boat trips to explore aquatic eco-systems.
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Flower Show Schools
The Flower Show Schools program provides the educational opportunity for all National Garden Clubs, Inc members to attend classes devoted to the study of horticulture, floral design and flower show procedures, with emphasis in informed and objective judging. This is the avenue by which members may, upon the successful completion of a school series, become National Garden Clubs Accredited Flower Show Judges. Advance courses are also provided in the form of symposiums in order for Accredited Judges to maintain their good standing and advance their judging levels.
KY Chairman: Sue Kirkman or 502-229-5976.
Gardening Study Schools
For anyone who loves plants and gardening and wants to keep up with the latest trends and techniques, the Gardening Study Schools are for you. This is a program coordinated by National Garden Clubs. The specific curriculum covers: Basic Botany, Soils, Plant Propagation, Plant Diseases and Pests, Container Gardening, Plant Classification, Identification, Pruning, Growing Fruits and Vegetables, and Growing Under Lights. This course will not only stimulate the beginning gardener, but will also challenge the advanced gardener.
KY Chairman: Jo Jean Scott, or 270-781-2089
Landscape Design Schools
The purpose of Landscape Design School is to educate club members in the science of proper landscape design procedures and to serve as guardians and critics of our outdoor beauty with a greater appreciation of the environment, both natural and man-made. The diversity of the courses curriculum from history of landscape design to that of contemporary landscape architecture appeals to a broad range of interest.
KY Chairman: Jim Mullen, 270-350-5566
Most schools are for a period of two days with an exam on the third day. For more information on schools and where they are being held contact: National Garden Club, Inc. by calling 314-776-7574 or send an e-mail.