Plant Camp 2018

June 11 - 15, 2018


Applications are accepted from December 12, 2017 to February 18, 2018. Applicants will be notified mid-March. Agenda, biographies, and more coming soon!


The University of Florida/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants is looking for 24 science and environmental educators (upper elementary, middle or high school) interested in attending Plant Camp 2018.

This 5-day workshop, from June 11-15, 2018, is designed for teachers interested in learning more about the 130-plus invasive plant species invading Florida’s natural areas and neighborhoods as well as the native flora and fauna that make our state so unique.

Hands-on field and lab experiences will strengthen background knowledge and confidence for teaching this subject, while also providing 32 hours of professional development credit. Plant Camp graduates return to their classrooms with an abundance of activities and resource materials (estimated $500 value). There is no cost for the workshop. Watch this short video for more information on Plant Camp.

The workshop is an annual event of the Florida Invasive Plant Education Initiative, made possible by the Invasive Plant Management Section of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, in partnership with UF/IFAS.

Applications will be accepted until February 18, 2018. CLICK HERE to complete the online application.
*There is no fee for the workshop. Lodging and most meals are provided.

Thanks for all you do as educators, and we look forward to meeting you!
Dehlia Albrecht, Coordinator
Lynda Dillon, Program Assistant
Charlie Bogatescu, IT Specialist