Web-based Programs for Education Hours – Extension Master Gardener Program

Web-based Programs for Education Hours

Purdue Plant ID Pal Website Quizzes

Take quizzes on website to test your knowledge of plant identification – 1 education hour for each completed section with a total of 4 education hours for completing all 4 sections as explained here: https://www.hort.purdue.edu/plant-id-pal/suggestions.html

Purdue Plant ID Pal website: https://www.hort.purdue.edu/plant-id-pal/

Purdue Online Gardening Resources


Emerald Ash Borer University – Fall 2021 Webinar Series (NEW!)

For more information and to register for the webinars, visit: http://www.emeraldashborer.info/eabu.php

Purdue EMG Advanced Training Series (2021) 

What NonProfits Need to Know about Copyright, November 10, 2021 (NEW!)

Webinar Recording




Risk Management Practices for NonProfits, October 26, 2021 (NEW!)

Webinar Recording 

PowerPoint Slides

Protecting Pollinators, May 4, 2021

Webinar Recording 

PowerPoint Slides

Purdue Pollinator Protection Publications – Purdue Entomology

“Bee Lawns” – University of Minnesota Extension

Nurturing Mason Bees in Your Backyard in Western Oregon – Oregon State University

Building and Managing Bee Hotels for Wild Bees – Michigan State University

Invasive Species, April 6, 2021

Webinar Recording

PowerPoint Slides

Invasive plant photos

Purdue Report Invasives Website

Using Zoom Effectively, March 30, 2021

Webinar Recording 

PowerPoint Slides

Indiana University Herbarium Photo Scavenger Hunt Training 

Photo Scavenger Hunt Website

Consortia of Midwest Herbaria Website

Purdue EMG Reporting Guidelines for IU Herbarium Project


Winter Twig Identification by Rosie Lerner 

Winter Twig ID Handout

Winter Tree ID Key

CoCoRaHS Training

Learn more about serving as a volunteer observer for CoCoRaHS here: https://www.cocorahs.org/state.aspx?state=in

Watch the recording of the introduction to program held in mid-April, 2020 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QHxfnHzkL8&feature=youtu.be

 All volunteer observers are strongly encouraged to go through training to best understand the observational best practices that make the citizen science effort most valuable to users of the data.  Two duplicate training webinars will be held on May 7, 2020. 

Visit https://www.cocorahs.org/state.aspx?state=in to find connection information for these webinars! 

Introduction to Rain Gardens and Rainscaping Webinar

Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Lunch and Learn Webinars

Visit this site to learn more and register: http://go.osu.edu/MGVlearn

Growing Your Presentation Skills

Watch all videos and complete the quizzes after each video to earn 3 education hours. 


Purdue Extension Home Gardening Playlist

(3 education hours for watching all videos)

Click HERE to watch! 

Purdue Youtube Playlist – Assessing Spring Freeze Damage on Fruit

Click HERE to watch! 

Starting Seeds Indoors

(Phil Woolery, Purdue Extension, Starke County)

Part 1: https://www.facebook.com/146318798782029/videos/410018082911862/

Part 2: https://www.facebook.com/146318798782029/videos/823644717986579/

Purdue Emerald Ash Borer Self Study Training

Complete the self-study slides and complete the quiz (1.5 education hours)


University of Illinois Extension Vegetable Gardening Playlist

Click HERE to watch! 

Horticulture Webinars

Sweet on Bees (from the Purdue Women in Agriculture team, August 20, 2019) (1.25 education hour)

How to Make an Under the Sink Compost Bin Using Red Worms (from the Purdue Women in Agriculture team, May 23, 2019) (.75 education hour)

Gardening for Royalty: Native Plants for the Monarchs and Queens (from the Purdue Women in Agriculture team, April 18, 2019) (1 education hour)

Emerald Ash Borer University (1 education hour for each webinar)

Herb Gardening (from the Purdue Women in Agriculture team, April 25, 2018) (1 education hour)

Planting for Pollinators (from the Purdue Women in Agriculture team, May 31, 2018) (1 education hour)

Food Safety Training Video used for Purdue “Growing Together” project (0.5 education hour)

Food Security Training Video used for Purdue “Growing Together” project (1.0 education hour)

Practical Food Safety in the Garden (From Oregon State University Extension, June 28, 2018) (1 education hour)

Frontiers in Slug and Snail Management (From Oregon State University Extension, January 29, 2018) (1 education hour)

Powdery Mildew: Biology & Management in the Garden (From Oregon State University Extension, April 16, 2018) (1 education hour)

Never doubt how a small, thoughtful & committed pollinator habitat can change the world (from Oregon State University Extension, September 2017) (1 education hour)

Organic Pesticides for Home Gardens (from Oregon State University Extension, August, 2017) (1 education hour)

Nursery Dealer’s License and IDNR Update (June 12, 2018) (1.25 education hours)

Organizational & Leadership Webinars

Tips for Effective Boards and Committees: Parts 1 and 2 (1 education hour per video)

The Ins & Outs of Public Events (from the Colorado Master Gardener Program) (0.5 education hour)

Social Media Best Practices (March 2, 2018) (1 education hour)

Non-Profit Financial Practices (February 9, 2018) (1 education hour)

Revising Non-Profit By-Laws (January 18, 2018) (1 education hour)

The Basics of Roberts Rules of Order (Parliamentary Procedure) (March 7, 2017) (1 education hour)

Master Gardener Mentoring Programs (January 19, 2017) (1 education hour)

Making Group Decisions (March 1, 2016) (1.25 education hours)

Starting a Master Gardener Hotline (January 12, 2016) (1.25 education hours)

What Counts? Approving MG Volunteer and Educational Hours (January 15, 2015)

  • All Purdue EMG volunteers are encouraged to contact their local Purdue EMG County Coordinator with questions regarding volunteer and education hours approvals.
    • Instructions for earning credit – Complete the “What Counts Quiz” below and then watch the recording of the webinar. It make take just a couple minutes for the recording to load. 
    • Earn 2 education hours for completing the quiz and training.
  • PowerPoint Slides
  • What Counts Quiz
  • What Counts Quiz Key
  • Recording of training held on January 15, 2015
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