Graduate and Undergraduate Courses
Informal Science Education - Teachers College (MSTC 4852 / CRN 51020)
January 24, 2015 - February 15, 2015
This course is designed to introduce K-12 educators to examine the meaning, institutions, programs, and research related to “Informal Science” in a variety of contexts: research museums, interactive science centers, online learning structures, and in a variety of community settings. The semester includes Museum lectures, focus study in exhibitions and online review of resources, written and reading assignments, and a field weekend at the American Museum of Natural History and the New York Hall of Science. During the semester, participants attend scientific lectures at AMNH and receive Museum memberships to facilitate access and continued study.
Course dates (3 at AMNH, 1 at NYSCI): 1/24, 1/25, 2/14, 2/15 (4 sessions) from 10am-5pm
Dr. Maritza Macdonald (AMNH)
Dr. Robert Steiner (AMNH)
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February 7, 2015 - May 16, 2015
Graduate course with Lehman College - middle and high school teachers develop theoretical and practical perspectives on the use of museum exhibitions and resources for teaching science.
May 28, 2015 - June 23, 2015
Graduate Course with Bank Street College of Education - an introduction to the scientific exploration of the natural world.