Purdue Rainscaping Education Program Training for Extension Educators


Date(s) - 09/18/2017
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Event Website: https://extension.purdue.edu/rainscaping/
Event Poster: View Poster
Contact Name: Kara Salazar
Contact Phone: 765.496.1070
Contact Email: salazark@purdue.edu


John S. Wright Forestry Center


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Event Details

The Purdue Rainscaping Education Team has scheduled a training for Extension Educators who are interested in hosting a Purdue Rainscaping Education Program in their county or region and/or have interest in teaching one of the sessions in the curriculum. This training consists of two webinars and an in-person training. The webinars will be held in August, 2017 (TBD) and the in-person training will be held September 18, 2017, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (EST) at the John S. Wright Center, West Lafayette, IN.

If you would like to register for this training opportunity, please complete the Qualtrics survey. Lunch and materials will be provided for the September 18th training session.

This training will be available for Purdue Extension Educators interested in hosting and/or co-teaching Purdue Rainscaping Education Program in their county or region. The training consists of two, one-hour webinar presentations and a one-day in-person program.

Webinar Presentations
Webinar Presentation 1 – (Date and time to be announced)
Program Overview, record (45 min presentation, 15 min Q&A)

  • Use PowerPoint overview from one hour presentation format – include photos from training programs
  • Q&A

Webinar Presentation 2- (Date and time to be announced)
Hosting Overview, record (45 min presentation, 15 min Q&A)

  • Send responsibilities host tool kit and use as model for presentation guide
  • Demo gardens
  • Tours
  • Logistics and responsibilities for program
  • Registration
  • Meals, snacks
  • Two day vs five week option
  • Evaluations
  • Q&A

Webinars will be recorded.

All participants will be asked to read the home learning assignments from the Blue Thumb Guide to Raingardens and watch training videos. A copy of the Blue Thumb Guide to Raingardens and information about the assignments/videos will be sent to registrants prior to the training.

In-Person Training – September 18, 2017
8:30 am – 4:30 pm (EST)
John S. Wright Center, 1007 N 725 West, West Lafayette, IN 47906

8:30 am Registration and Refreshments
9:00 am Welcome, Introductions, Overview of day
9:20 am Session 1: Introduction to Rainscaping – Overview of classroom discussion
9:40 am Session 2: Site Selection and Analysis – Highlight in-class activities
11:00 am Break
11:10 am Session 3: Plant Selection and Design – Highlight in-class activity
12:15 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Session 4: Installation and Maintenance – Overview of class discussion, maintenance plan activity, how to use this information
2:00 pm Session 5: Demo garden plotting and installation* – In class instructions and overview and Plotting and planting the garden
4:00 pm Evaluation and Wrap up
4:30 pm Conclude
*This training will involve activity outdoors to prepare and install plants in a rain garden installed on the training site. Please dress appropriately or bring proper attire for this activity.


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