Workshops and Institutes
Using Molecular Data to Conserve Big Cats
July 23, 2014
In this one-day workshop, teachers will learn how scientists are collecting and analyzing molecular data to better understand big cats in their natural habitat and assess the state of the populations. These elusive animals are difficult to observe and molecular techniques are providing scientists at AMNH opportunities to ask questions at the population level. Teachers will engage in activities using Google maps to plot mountain lion distribution data, bioinformatics tool DNA Subway to understand the phylogeny of big cats, and Museum dioramas to learn more about these amazing animals.
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The Five Tools and Processes for Translating the NGSS into Instruction and Classroom Assessment: NYC Pilot
October 5, 2016 - January 29, 2017
The Museum is seeking NYC middle school science teachers to participate in an intensive 5.5 day professional learning experience about the NGSS and the Draft NYS P-12 Science Learning Standards.
November 8, 2016
This professional day is designed for teachers who want to strengthen their ability to use Museum resources to teach science and social studies. Participants will have the opportunity to choose from a range of breakout sessions that will utilize the Museum’s digital, print, and exhibition resources to connect with the curriculum in ways that are engaging for students.
February 21, 2017 - February 22, 2017
This two-day workshop will introduce teachers to our upcoming temporary exhibition, ¡Cuba!. Participants will work with Museum staff and scientists to learn about biodiversity and conservation and how they can use NGSS-alligned resources and teaching strategies to prepare students for a Museum learning experience. Grade 6-12 Teachers.