The Arboretum supports working professionals by providing continuing education and professional development opportunities on-site and across the state.

Continuing Education for Landscape Architects

Many of our current and ongoing classes in Horticulture and Landscape Design fulfill requirements for CEU credit with the North Carolina Board of Landscape Architects (NC BLA).  Look for a series of programs offered online to be scheduled for the last weeks of July and August to help you meet the board’s extended deadline for September.

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We are glad to provide the documentation required for your license renewal.  Contact us for a current listing of classes and credit hours.

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North Carolina Environmental Education Certification

The North Carolina Arboretum offers many opportunities to earn credit toward the North Carolina Environmental Education Certificate Program of the North Carolina Office of Environmental Education. This includes:

  • Criteria I Credit (educator workshops such as Project WET, Project WILD, Methods of Teaching EE and Project Learning Tree).
  • Criteria II Credit (guided trail walks, public event programs, many adult education classes).
  • Criteria III Credit (simply enjoy the Arboretum on your own).
  • Criteria V Credit (partner with a library, park or school to create a Citizen Science Hotspot).

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OWL (Outdoor Wonders and Learning)

OWL (Outdoor Wonders and Learning) promotes science education for elementary students by promoting outdoor lessons for North Carolina teachers, pre-service teachers and non-formal educators that are carefully aligned with the Essential Standards set by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction North Carolina. Workshop opportunities are available for educators to earn credits for the North Carolina Environmental Educators certification along with an online curriculum guide that can be used as a resource in providing additional interdisciplinary activities to supplement the science curriculum and connect student learning across subjects.

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