Student Workshops

These workshops are provided as an additional educational experience for students and faculty. Students can earn one point towards their PLANET CDS certificate by attending any one morning and any one afternoon session.

Registration is $10 per person, which includes one morning session, one afternoon session, and lunch. Participation in these workshops is not required in order to compete in the competitive events, but the workshop may be helpful in preparing the student for competition. Participation is limited due to space constraints, please register early.

Workshop Topics

3D Exterior Landscape Design Workshop
Sponsored by Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc.

Arboriculture Workshop
Sponsored by ArborMaster Training and Husqvarna

The Arboriculture Workshop will be a continuing program from the morning session to the afternoon session. There is no limit to the number of students/faculty that may participate per school or per session.

Students that are interested in climbing during this workshop must attend both sessions and bring their own climbing gear (saddles and climbing lines) and personal protective equipment (hard hat, goggles, gloves, etc.) and wear appropriate climbing shoes and attire.

Compact Excavator Operation Workshop 
Sponsored by JOHN DEERE

Computer Aided Landscape Design Workshop
Sponsored by DynaSCAPE Software

The Computer Aided Landscape Design Workshop will offer instruction on computer aided landscape design with DynaSCAPE software.

Environmental Sustainability Workshop
Sponsored by The Toro Company

The need for efficient resource use and technologies to get us there.

Maintenance Estimating Workshop
Sponsored by BRICKMAN

The Estimating Workshop will offer instruction on construction and maintenance cost estimating.

Exterior Landscape Design Workshop
Sponsored by Lied's Nursery Company

Irrigation I & II Workshops
Sponsored by Hunter Industries and Irrigation Foundation

The Irrigation Workshops will offer instruction on the various aspects of irrigation. The sessions will be repeated in the afternoon.

Leadership Workshop
Sponsored by J.P. Horizons

Hardscape Installation Workshop
Sponsored by Anchor Wall Systems

The Hardscape Installation Workshop will offer instruction on laying brick pavers. The session will be repeated in the afternoon.

Sales Workshop 
Sponsored by Gravely

The Sales Workshop will present and demonstrate effective sales strategies and sales techniques. Students will have the opportunity to test their skills through role-playing scenarios.

Skid Steer Workshop
Sponsored by Caterpillar

The Skid Steer Workshop will offer instruction on the safe operation of a skid steer. Some students may be allowed to operate the equipment. The session will be repeated in the afternoon.

Small Engine Repair
Sponsored by STIHL Inc.

Truck & Trailer Workshop
Sponsored by Gravely

This workshop will demonstrate the proper technique for loading and unloading equipment from a trailer, and provide safety guidelines. The session will be repeated in the afternoon.

Woody Ornamental Plant Identification Workshop 
Sponsored by BRICKMAN

The Woody Ornamental Plant Identification Workshop will offer instruction on identifying woody ornamental plants.