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). We are glad to provide the documentation required for your license renewal.

A series of programs offered online are scheduled for the last weeks of August and September to help you meet the board’s extended deadline for September.  Click the class titles below for more information and registration.

August

  • Monday, August 24; 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

    Looking at form and function, Parker Andes will bring Biltmore’s vast garden spaces down to scale, highlighting some of the original design ideas that Biltmore strives to maintain today and offering considerations for contemporary application in today’s landscapes.

    Register Here

  • Tuesday, August 25; 2 – 5 p.m.

    Planting design is a fundamental component of landscape architecture and is perhaps one of the most challenging aspects of the profession to successfully get from plan to reality. Join landscape architect, Preston Montague, for a presentation about his experience in planting design from his perspective as an artist and horticulturist.

    Register Here

  • Wednesday, August 26; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

    This class will consider art as an integral part of the built landscape. We will discuss how art and landscape complement each other and how to respond to and create opportunities to integrate art into the landscape.  Instructor: Lynn Raker, PLA, ASLA

    Register Here

September

  • Monday, September 21; 2 – 4 p.m.

    New York City was emerging from bankruptcy when Anthony Tung was appointed to its Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1979.  Although a Landmarks Law had been enacted in 1965, the preponderance of New York’s 16,000 historic structures were badly in need of rehabilitation. This lecture will describe the inception out of bleakness of what would come to be a collectively-embraced vision for the revitalization of a tour-de-force of American landscape artistry.

    Register Here

  • Tuesday, September 22; 9 – 11 a.m.

    As Western North Carolina continues to receive record rainfall, stormwater management is a critical issue in this region. In this class we will explore storm water systems that have been designed to accomplish their site specific goals.  Instructors: Drake Fowler and Megan Foy

    Register Here

  • Tuesday, September 22; 2 – 5 p.m.

    Built landscapes can evoke a unique sense of place through cultural and environmental elements that reflect specific contexts. Join artist and landscape architect, Preston Montague, for a presentation on how he incorporates materials and layouts in his work that help people suspend reality and believe they are in a very different environment.

    Register Here

  • Friday, September 25; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

    A look at how both native edible and other edible plants have been historically important as as well as a popular design element in landscapes over the decades. The class covers ideas for incorporating native edible and edible plants in current designs for both residential and commercial landscapes.  Instructors: Jennifer Verprauskus and Hillary Cole

    Register Here

  • Friday, September 25; 2 to 4:30 p.m.

    More variable temperatures and rainfall, more frequent and intense weather extremes, changing seasonal patterns and novel pests and diseases are increasing the challenges of designing landscapes that perform well now and into the future.  Take this course to learn how you can design climate-resilient landscapes to enhance the well-being of your clients and their community no matter the weather.

    REGISTER HERE

For more information and to be on our mailing list for classes, please contact Rebecca Caldwell, adult education manager, at rcaldwell@ncarboretum.org or 828.412.8581, Direct Voice Mail

Please note: I am currently working remotely. I appreciate your patience and understanding that I may not always be accessible during standard office hours and returned emails and messages may be delayed.

 

 

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).

Click here for a list of current classes that count toward Criteria II Credit. We are glad to provide the documentation required for your certification.

For more information, please contact Rebecca Caldwell, adult education manager, at rcaldwell@ncarboretum.org or 828.412.8581, Direct Voice Mail

Please note: I am currently working remotely. I appreciate your patience and understanding that I may not always be accessible during standard office hours and returned emails and messages may be delayed.