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Informal Science Education - Teachers College (MSTC 4852 / CRN 51138)

February 4, 2014 - April 13, 2014


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.


Informal Science Meets on Saturday, Feb. 15 and Apr. 12-13 from 10am-5pm at AMNH and on Sunday, Feb. 16 at New York Hall of Science from 10am-3pm

Dr. Maritza Macdonald (AMNH)
Dr. Robert Steiner (AMNH)


American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192
Phone: 212-769-5100

Open daily from 10 am - 5:45 pm
except on Thanksgiving and Christmas
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