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TEACHER WORKSHOPS: NEED CEU'S?

 

IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS 

Museum staff members provide training in internationally recognized environmental education programs for teachers. These programs can be conducted for teachers of all subjects and grade levels either in your school or at the Museum. These workshops are excellent for informal educators such as scout leaders, camp leaders, and youth leaders of any kind!

The museum offers environmental education programs, "Project WILD", "Project WET", "Growing UP WILD", and several other workshops with CEU credits available. Workshops are available statewide.   

 

NEW: Museum Ambassador Program - 3 CEUs available per session

Museum Ambassador Program is a new and fun way to get CEUs! Museum Ambassadors receive in-depth STEM training from Scientists and Educators. You will go behind the scenes to learn all the museum has to offer. After participating in our hands-on activities, you will create your own to share with museum guests. This program offers 3 CEUs (30 contact hours). Some dates are required but most allow flexibility that works with your schedule. 

Cost: $60 Program Fee paid online at registration, $30 for CEUs payable to Mississippi College after successful completion of the program.

Session 1: August 21-December 31, 2021 

Session 2: January 22-May 31, 2022 

 

You may register for one or both sessions. Register here.

Fall 2021 – 30 contact hours 

Required (12 hours): 

Saturday, August 21, 2021, 10:00am-4:00pm – Orientation 

Saturday, September 18, 2021, 9:00am-3:00pm – Sciencefest 

 

Pick 2 (6 hours): 

Friday, October 29, 2021, 5:30-8:30pm – Park After Dark 

Saturday, October 30, 2021, 5:30-8:30pm – Park After Dark 

Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 9:30am-12:30pm – Wild About Gobblers 

Friday, December 10, 2021, 5:30-8:30pm – Snow Much Fun 

Saturday, December 11, 2021, 5:30-8:30pm – Snow Much Fun 

 

Free Choice (12 hours): 

As individual schedule allows, can be weekends or other evening events 

 

 

Spring 2022 – 30 contact hours 

Required (12 hours): 

January 22, 2022, 10:00am-4:00pm – Orientation 

April 2, 2022, 10:00am-4:00pm – Naturefest 

 

Pick 1-2 (6 hours):  

March 5, 2022, 9:30am-3:30pm – Fossil Road Show 

March 16, 2022, 10:00am-12:00pm – Pollinator Day (2) 

May 21, 2022, 10:00am-2:00pm – Born to be Wild (4) 

 

Free Choice (12 hours): 

As individual schedule allows, can be weekends or other evening events 

 

 

 

 

Registration for Spring Break 2022 Teacher Workshops will open in early 2022. Please check back here.

 

March 14-18, 2022

 

WORKSHOP TITLE: TBD

Monday, March 14, 2022
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

CEU VALUE: 0.6 CEUs from Mississippi College

COST: $25.00 non-refundable pre-registration fee; CEUs are free, sponsored by Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Foundation

DESCRIPTION:  TBD

 OF NOTE: Please bring your lunch and a reusable water bottle. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for the weather as we will be outside for some activities.

Registration limit: 25

 

WORKSHOP TITLE:  TBD

Tuesday, March 15, 2022
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

CEU VALUE: 0.5 CEUs from Mississippi College

COST: $25.00 non-refundable pre-registration fee; CEUs are free, sponsored by Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Foundation

DESCRIPTION:  TBD

OF NOTE:  Please bring your lunch and a reusable water bottle. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing that can get a little wet. We will be on the museum’s trails for a few activities, weather permitting. 

Registration limit: 25

 

WORKSHOP TITLE: TBD

Wednesday, March 16, 2022
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

CEU VALUE: 0.6 CEUs from Mississippi College

COST: $25.00 non-refundable pre-registration fee; CEUs are free, sponsored by Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Foundation

DESCRIPTION: TBD

OF NOTE: Please bring your lunch and a reusable water bottle. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for the weather as we may be on the museum’s trails for a few activities.

Registration limit: 25

 

WORKSHOP TITLE: TBD

Thursday, March 17, 2022
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

 CEU VALUE: 0.6 CEUs from Mississippi College

COST: $25.00 non-refundable pre-registration fee; CEUs are free, sponsored by Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Foundation

DESCRIPTION: TBD

OF NOTE:  Please bring your lunch and a reusable water bottle. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for the weather as we may be on the museum’s trails for a few activities. 

Registration limit: 25

 

WORKSHOP TITLE: TBD

Friday, March 18, 2022

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

 CEU VALUE: 0.6 CEUs from Mississippi College 

COST: $25.00 non-refundable pre-registration fee; CEUs are free, sponsored by Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Foundation

DESCRIPTION: TBD

OF NOTE:  Please bring your lunch and a reusable water bottle. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for the weather as we may be on the museum’s trails for a few activities. 

Registration limit: 25

  

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TEACHER'S GUIDE & SCHOOL PLANNER CALENDAR

TEACHER'S GUIDE & INSERT
(click both links above to download the Teacher's Guide & the Insert with 2017 Standards )

Everything you need to know about field trips and museum resources in one convenient download.

School Planner Calendar 2019-2020 (click to download)

 

 

MORE ABOUT TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS AT THE MUSEUM

 

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Project WILD is an interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education program emphasizing wildlife that is designed for educators of kindergarten through twelfth grade.

Project WILD capitalizes on the natural interest that children and adults have in wildlife by providing hands-on activities that enhance all subject and skill areas and by addressing the need for human beings to develop as responsible citizens of our planet. 

The program provides effective methods to teach problem-solving and decision making while teaching students how to think, not what to think. Materials include two activity guides for K-12 grade educators: the Project WILD K-12 Activity Guide focuses on wildlife and habitat, and the Project Wild Aquatic Guide emphasizes aquatic wildlife and aquatic ecosystems. 

Project WILD educational materials are provided to educators through practical,  interactive 6-hour workshops. Contact Project Wild Coordinator...

 

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Project WILD Aquatic is a conservation education program focused on aquatic wildlife and ecosystems for K-12 educators and their students. Project WILD Aquatic capitalizes on the natural interest that children and adults have in aquatic wildlife by providing hands-on activities that enhance student learning in all subject and skill areas. Contact Project Wild Aquatic Coordinator...

 


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Project WET  is a program similar to Project WILD but with its own curriculum and activity guide for kindergarten through twelfth grades. It is a collection of innovative, water-related activities that are hands-on, easy-to-use and fun! 

Activities incorporate a variety of formats, such as large and small group learning, whole body movement, laboratory investigations, discussion of local and global topics, and involvement in community service projects. People's relationships to water are a major theme of the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide. Providing a thorough water education program, the guide also addresses water's chemical and physical properties, quantity and quality issues, aquatic wildlife, ecosystems, and management strategies. 

Project WET activities promote critical thinking and problem-solving skills and help provide young people with the knowledge and experience they will need to make prudent decisions regarding water resource use. 

Project WET educational materials are provided to educators through 6-hour workshops. 
Contact Project WET Coordinator.


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Flying WILD introduces students to bird conservation through standards-based classroom activities and environmental stewardship projects. Flying WILD encourages schools to work closely with conservation organizations, community groups, and businesses involved with birds to implement school bird festivals and bird conservation projects. This workshop is for teachers that work with grades K-12. Contact Flying WILD Coordinator....

 

 

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Growing Up WILD features new activities designed to stimulate young children in new and exciting ways while connecting them to nature and many of its wonders. Growing Up WILD is a national early childhood initiative that builds literacy skills and environmental appreciation among early learners through participation in engaging wildlife-based educational activities. This workshop is suggested for teachers that work with ages 3-7. Click Here for details. Contact Growing Up WILD Coordinator... 

 

Downloads
Megalodon Activity Guide
Frogs Activity Sheet
Growing Up Wild Curriculum
Project WILD 2010 State Curriculum Correlations
MMNS Teacher Guide
School Planner Calendar 2019-2020


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