Whether for a single day workshop or a week long institute, join us for teacher professional learning at the Museum this Summer; we are a CTLE certified provider! 


Upcoming Offerings

MRSA Summer PL

Investigating the Evolution of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

In this two-day workshop, participants will analyze and interpret data sets that explain the development of antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria. Teachers will come away with strategies for using genetic data with their students, a deeper understanding of evolutionary biology, and videos and written resources for teaching about evolution.  

Grade 6-12 teachers.


TRUST 2018

TRUST Summer Institute 2018: Earth and Space Science

August 6, 2018 - August 17, 2018

Taught by a team of Museum scientists and science educators, the TRUST Summer Institute in Earth and Space Science is designed to provide an intensive science content-rich experience for teachers.The goals of the Institute are to support middle and high school science teachers in strengthening their content knowledge in Earth and Space Science and to prepare teachers for using Museum resources and exhibits to engage their students.

Unseen Oceans PL

Unseen Oceans: How do Scientists Study the Oceans?

August 15, 2018 - August 16, 2018

This two-day session focuses on connections between the Unseen Oceans exhibit content and Next Generation Science Standards for the Nature of Science. Topics of exploration include scientists that study the ocean how scientists make the invisible oceans visible, how Science and Engineering complement each other.  

Grade 4-12. teachers.



Evolution and Biology of Birds PL

Evolution and Biology of Birds

August 21, 2018 - August 22, 2018

In this two-day session, teachers will explore the deep evolutionary history of birds and their diversity today.  


Past Offerings

Lyme Disease PL

The Ecology of Lyme Disease

July 11, 2018 - July 12, 2018

In this two-day workshop, participants will explore strategies for teaching about the connections between biodiversity and zoonotic diseases.  Grade 6-12 teachers. 

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Eastern Woodlands and Plains Indians: Designing a Museum Learning Experience for Grades K-8

July 26, 2017 - July 27, 2017

This workshop will help teachers integrate a field trip to the Halls of Eastern Woodland Indians and Plains Indians into their Social Studies instruction around Native Americans. Participants will come away with classroom activities that highlight literacy strategies and align with social studies standards, as well as a plan for object-based learning in the Museum with their students.Grade K-8 teachers. 

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