The Nature Museum offers a variety of professional development ranging from content-based graduate credit courses to science inquiry and pedagogy workshops. All workshops are designed to help teachers deepen their science content knowledge and address STEM learning, NGSS and Common Core Standards. For questions, please email email@example.com.
September 23, 9 am - 3 pm
Flutter in and join other educators of grades prekindergarten, kindergarten, one, two and four as we are introduced to the butterflies of Illinois! Butterfly life history, identification, conservation and adaptations will be discussed. Information on developing butterfly habitat will also be included. Learn about Monarch Watch and other butterfly conservation programs. Correlations between the information presented and Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards and Next Generation Science Standards will be addressed. Professional Development Hours are available. Teachers of other grade levels are welcome to register for this workshop but may need to adapt the materials for their students, as appropriate.
Sponsored by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, this workshop is part of the ENTICE (Environment and Nature Training Institute for Conservation Education) program.
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Aquatic Ecosystems: Lake Michigan Ecology
November 4, 9 am - 3 pm
Lake Michigan is one of Illinois’ greatest natural resources. Come to this workshop and learn about the complex relationships between the lake and its inhabitants. We’ll learn about adaptations that are important for survival in the lake. Hands-on activities will be conducted and supplemental educational resources will be provided. Although targeted to teachers of grades kindergarten, one, three and four, other educators are welcome to register and attend the workshop but may need to adapt the materials as appropriate. Professional Development Hours are available.
This workshop is part of the ENTICE (Environment and Nature Training Institute for Conservation Education) program from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.