Drew’s Historic Preservation Certificate program is designed to appeal to anyone interested in learning about preservation including owners of historic buildings, town planners, architects, real estate professionals, developers and many more. Various ten-week courses and one day workshops are offered throughout the year and are designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to the field of historic preservation. Students may register for courses individually or may work towards a certificate. Two summer workshops are being offered in July:
HISTORIC LANDSCAPE PRESERVATION: PROPAGATING HISTORIC PLANTS
Finding period-appropriate plants for a historic garden restoration can be problematic. Nurseries, even mail order suppliers, cannot always supply plants grown during the period of significance. During this class, students will learn a variety of methods for how to “make more plants” from seed, cuttings and division. Students will take home a tray of seeds and flat of cuttings.
By the end of the workshop, each student will be able to: sow seeds from heirloom biennials; take hardwood and softwood cuttings from some of the 1930s original shrubs at the Cross Estate gardens; divide a selection of the original perennials from the gardens; try a variety of other propagation techniques: scale lily bulbs, scooping hyacinth bulbs and layering. The workshop will be held at Cross Estate in Bernardsville, NJ on Saturday, July 14th from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm and costs $115.
TEACHING WITH HISTORIC PLACES
This workshop is designed for teachers, museum and historic site volunteers, educators, or anyone interested in learning how a place can be used to teach history and social studies to children, ages 8-13. The Teaching with Historic Places program, developed by the National Park Service, is explored as a model and resource for workshop participants to develop their own customized lessons for specific sites. Observation, inquiry, analysis, field study and hands-on activities are examined as instructional strategies. The class will be held at Drew University, Monday-Wednesday, July 23rd-25th, from 9 am to 4 pm and costs $465.
Space is limited in all courses so register now to avoid disappointment! Call Drew’s Caspersen School of Graduate Study at 973/408-3185 for a brochure and registration information or visit our web site at http://www.drew.edu/historicpreservation for lengthier course descriptions and registration forms.
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