The Irrigation Association announced that its landscape Faculty Academy will be held at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Ill., June 18-19. The event is free to attend and allows instructors to network with fellow academics and discover irrigation-related curriculum to implement in their classroom.

Instructors teaching at high schools and two- and four-year institutions are encouraged to attend. Travel grant assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis to qualifying applicants.

Participants must register by May 14. Sessions include the following:

  • Backflow Prevention for Landscape Irrigation (hands-on)
  • Greenhouse Irrigation
  • Irrigated Soils for Landscape Applications
  • Irrigation Components (June 17)
  • Marketplace Trends
  • Tour TBD
  • Tour of Spectrum Technologies
  • Using Pumps in Irrigation (hands-on)
  • The Why Behind Irrigation (June 17)

Again this year, landscape Faculty Academy will provide two introductory sessions: Irrigation Components and The Why Behind Irrigation. These sessions will be held on Wednesday, June 17, 1-5 p.m. These sessions are intended for novice instructors and will be a great building block for the two days to come.

The full schedule, travel information and registration link for each event can be found at