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2011 National JMG® Specialist TrainingJMG Logo
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas
February 23-25, 2011 

Training Location: George Bush Presidential Library
Conference Hotel: Hampton Inn College Station
Conference Registration: Registration Full
(check back for future JMG Specialists Training Conference dates)

Early Bird Registration Oct 15- Nov 15, 2010 $220
Regular Registration $250 - November 16-January 14
Late Registration $290 - January 15-31

With your help, the National Junior Master Gardener® Program is growing good kids by igniting a passion for learning, success, and service through a unique gardening education.  This dynamic and intensive 2 1/2 day training conference is designed for those coordinating or supporting JMG programs at the local, county, and regional level. 

All attendees completing JMG Specialist Training Conference will receive certification as a JMG Specialist by the National Junior Master Gardener Program office and a host of invaluable resources to grow JMG and youth gardening programs in the local, regional or state level. 

Additional Travel, Lodging, Conference Details

"I never knew that something like this could have such an impact on so many kids and make me feel good about what I do on a daily basis." 
                                      Melissa Williams, JMG Specialist

april-2007-specialistsAttendees will participate in:

A.  JMG Program Presentations
(including comprehesive program overview, current research findings, connecting to schools, successful partnerships, best practices, developing
community support and fundraising)

B.  Networking Sessions
C.  Hands-on workshops

D.  Tour of local youth garden
   & JMG program
E.  Panel discussion groups 

JMG Specialist Training Conference Schedule Brief 


In addition, registration includes: 

  • JMG Specialist Resource Book
  • JMG Specialist Presenter Kit including
                - digital copies of presentations
                - sample training agendas and handout materials
  • JMG Curricula Materials
  • Meals - lunches, dinner, snacks & drinks during training
    (If staying at conference hotel, continental breakfast is also provided at the hotel each morning.)

*Registration limited

JMG Program Briefmantis-facing-left
The Junior Master Gardener program is operated locally across the United States through a collaboration of 34 Land Grant University and Cooperative Extension agencies and reached over 1,000,000 children with 51% being ethnic minorities.  The JMG program combines learning, service and certification opportunities for youths and is currently being used in public, private and home-school programs, after-school programs, children’s museums, botanical gardens, 4-H Clubs, Scouts, and Boys and Girls Clubs.  

The program is designed so that activities can be utilized to compliment existing curriculum or groups can officially register in the program and participate in certification and recognition opportunities that are available to registered programs. JMG is supported by engaging curricula materials for children and teachers.  Activities in the curricula are novel “hands-on,” encourage critical thinking, physical activity and experiential learning. Research now shows that kids using the JMG curriculum show an increase in science achievement test scores. 

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hosted by The Texas AgriLife Extension Service, The George Bush Presidential Library & the National Junior Master Gardener Program.