The location and date for the 2018 landscape Faculty Academy will be announced in October 2017. 

June 15 – 16, 2017
Disney World Horticulture Services
Orlando, Florida

At the 2017 Landscape Faculty Academy, horticulture, turf and landscape educators from across the country spent two days networking and learning about irrigation-related curriculum that can be used in the classroom. The event is free to attend, and grant assistance to aid with travel expenses is available on a first-come, first-served basis with preference given to those whose institutions can provide partial financial support. It is open to all instructors teaching at high schools and two- and four-year institutions.

​The sessions for the 2017 event included the following: 

  • Anatomy of an Irrigation System 
  • Design Capacity
  • Drip Conversion and Hands-on Activity
  • Irrigation Maintenance at The Walt Disney World Resort
  • Pipe Sizing  
  • Pressure Regulation and Hands-on Activity
  • Tour of Behind the Seeds 
  • Tour of Irrigation at Animal Kingdom 

Take a look at the 2017 complete schedule and travel details. Registration for the 2018 Faculty Academy will open early spring 2018. 

2017 Landscape Faculty Academy Sponsors