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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Integrating NGSS Science Practices with Common Core Literacy Strategies Using a Hudson River Ecology Teaching Case and Online Data Tools
January 15, 2015 - February 12, 2015
This five-session online workshop focuses on how to integrate science practices with specific Common Core reading and writing standards using a collection of videos, essays, and online data tools that tell the story of how scientists investigated the ecological impacts of the invasive zebra mussel on the Hudson River ecosystem.
January 24, 2015 - April 8, 2015
This three part workshop provides teachers with the tools to design, execute and evaluate successful science and literacy aligned Museum learning experiences around the topic of animal adaptations.
February 17, 2015 - May 9, 2015
This three part workshop provides teachers with the tools to design, execute and evaluate successful science and literacy aligned Museum learning experiences around the topic of plate tectonics.
February 18, 2015 - February 19, 2015
This two day workshop will introduce K-12 teachers to our newest exhibition, Nature’s Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters. Participants will work with Museum educators and scientists to strengthen their understanding of the earth processes that cause natural disasters, explore the tools that scientists use to study and predict these events and use case studies that help illustrate the topic
NYC Teachers Chancellor’s Day Professional Development 2015: Using Museum Resources to Support K-12 Science Education
June 4, 2015
This professional day is geared for K-12 teachers who want to strengthen their ability to use Museum resources to teach science. 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 science curriculum in ways that are engaging for students.