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The Lives We Touch


Tags: education, science on the go, camp, summer camp, student workshops, teacher professional development

Created: 11/15/2012      Updated: 8/10/2016

The education department at the Nature Museum logged in just over 67,500 contact hours last year. Here is a breakdown of some of those hours:

Student in classroom

Sharing our knowledge about science at 137 Science on the Go! classrooms.....

Student in workshop

Conducting 627 student workshops for visiting school groups right here in the Nature Museum science labs.....

Museum educator in classroom

Visiting over 100 schools with in class workshops to 124 classrooms.....

Education campers

Leading camps both on site and off that included over 375 children in the Chicago area.....

Teacher professional development program

Supporting teachers while conducting 19 teacher professional development workshops that featured activities and strategies for hands on, inquiry based learning.....

Summer campers and counselor

And having fun the whole time we are doing it!

We are lucky to have this opportunity and are working very hard to make this year memorable for another 67,500+ students, teachers, parents, and others. Thanks for stopping by and letting us visit you at school!

Barbara Powell
Associate Director of Education Operations

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  • Karen Felker said (on 11/16/2012 )

    What a fantastic, engaging program. Do you ever go to colleges and speak to education students in a teacher education program? I teach, supervise, and evaluate college students in Wheaton College's Education Department. I am also interested in teaching classes at Peggy Notebart if you need teachers. I have a passion to engage young children as I teach.

    Karen Felker
    Wheaton College Supervisor/Instructor

  • Barbara Powell said (on 11/19/2012 )

    Thanks for your comment Karen. We are always interested in connecting with teachers in training. We currently are working with education students at Loyola, Columbia College and DePaul. I will forward your email address to our Teacher Programs Coordinator and have him contact you. As far as teaching here at the Museum, we post our job openings on our web site, check there for current listings. We love having passionate educators here! Thanks again for your interest.

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