Educators' Evenings are working receptions. Activities include a catered reception, an introduction to the exhibition by curators and educators, curriculum materials and demonstrations, and resources to support field trips with students.

These programs are free to educators, but they require pre-registration and complementary tickets.

Upcoming Offerings

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An Evening for Educators: Mapping Global Climate Change

May 12, 2017

Join us for a special evening for educators where Carter Emmart, Director of Astrovisualization at the Museum, will provide a guided tour in the Hayden Planetarium of immersive visualizations of global change using OpenSpace, an open source software that allows for the dynamic presentation of global data from sources such as NASA’s Earth Observing Satellites.   A reception in the Cullman Hall of the Universe will follow the presentation.

Past Offerings

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An Evening for Educators with Dr. Paul Planet: What does evolutionary biology have to offer medicine and public health?

April 6, 2017

Join us for a special evening for educators with Dr. Paul Planet, assistant professor of pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and senior researcher at the American Museum of Natural History.  Dr. Planet will discuss examples of when evolutionary ideas have changed the way we understand medicine, disease and health.  Topics will include the spread of antibiotic resistance, the structure of outbreaks and epidemics, and the evolving microbiome.

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An Evening for Educators with Dr. Bärbel Hönisch: “Reconstructing past climate change from chemical signals stored in ocean sediments”

March 10, 2017

Join us for a special evening for educators with Dr. Bärbel Hönisch, Associate Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. Dr. Hönisch’s presentation will provide an introduction to the techniques applied in the field of paleoceanography, with particular focus on past variations in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, ocean acidification and climate change over the past 60 million years of Earth history. 

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¡Cuba! Educators' Evening

December 2, 2016

Join us for an evening celebrating our latest temporary exhibition ¡Cuba!. Teachers can view the exhibition, hear from the curators who worked on the exhibit, network with other educators, and gather resources on how to use the exhibit with their students.

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Dinosaurs Among Us Educators' Evening

October 7, 2016

Join us for an evening celebrating the latest exhibition Dinosaurs Among Us. Teachers can view the exhibition, hear from the curators who worked on the exhibit, network with other educators, and gather resources on how to use the exhibit with their students.