Graduate and Undergraduate Courses
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)