National Building Museum

Educator Workshop: CANCELED
National Building Museum with the United States Botanic Garden

This event has been canceled. Please check back for future workshops.

West Lawn Aerial by FT Eyre
The west lawn of the National Building Museum. Photo by FT Eyre.

Even small gardens can restore the environment's ability to clean air and water, reduce flooding and provide other benefits, if they are designed to work with nature. Landscape architects combine knowledge of art and science to plan, design, and manage these spaces that are equal parts natural and built environment. During this workshop explore the role of landscape architects and the relationship between nature and the built environment.

The activities will begin at the United States Botanic Garden (USBG), with a behind the scene tours of Bartholdi Park and the National Garden led by a USGB landscape architect and conservation horticulturist. Get a sneak preview of the recent conversion of Bartholdi Park into a sustainable site followed by a venture into the National Garden as it celebrates its tenth year. Engage in hands-on soil and water conservation modules at the USBG before walking to the National Building Museum.

At the Museum, explore the principles of sustainability and consider how landscape architects design beautiful and functional outdoor spaces. Finally, work together to solve a landscape design challenge by using structure, plantings, and principles of sustainability to create a sustainable design.

This workshop is best suited for teachers of grades four to nine. Connections to art, science, and engineering will be presented. This workshop includes a short walk from the United States Botanic Garden to the National Building Museum, so please wear comfortable shoes.

Lunch will be provided at the National Building Museum.

Portions of this workshop facilitated by the staff of the United States Botanic Garden are sponsored by the National Fund for the United States Botanic Garden (NFUSBG).

Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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