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Teacher Workshops: Need Ceu's?

IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS 

Museum staff members provide training statewide for teachers of all subjects and grade levels - either in your school or at the Museum.

Workshops include internationally recognized environmental education programs like "Project WILD", "Project WET", "Growing UP WILD", and several more - with CEU credits available. 

These workshops are also excellent for informal educators such as scout, camp, and youth leaders!  

 

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Summer 2022 Teacher Workshops - July 11-15, 2022. Register here!

 

WORKSHOP TITLE: S.T.E.A.M. in Space

Monday, July 11, 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: Make your student’s learning “out of this world” by spending the day with NASA’s Solar System Ambassadors as they connect you to S.T.E.A.M. concepts for the classroom.  Best suited for elementary-middle school teachers.

 OF NOTE: Please bring your lunch and a reusable water bottle. This workshop includes a working lunch, participants are not allowed to leave to get lunch. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for the weather as we will be outside for some activities. 

Registration limit: 25

 

WORKSHOP TITLE:  Water & Resilience

Tuesday, July 12, 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:  This workshop will help educators teach middle school and high school aged students about climate and the environment using nine interactive, objective, science-based activities that students will enjoy. All activities are correlated to NGSS and Common Core Math and ELA standards.

OF NOTE:  Please bring your lunch and a reusable water bottle. This workshop includes a working lunch, participants are not allowed to leave to get lunch. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for the weather as we will be outside for some activities. 

Registration limit: 25

 

WORKSHOP TITLE: Wild About the Hunt

Wednesday, July 13, 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: We will explore the history of hunting while learning ways to teach Hunter's Education in the classroom. You will learn how to develop a heathy relationship with nature & education. We will also incorporate some activities from the Project WILD Series.

OF NOTE: Please bring your lunch and a reusable water bottle. This workshop includes a working lunch, participants are not allowed to leave to get lunch. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for the weather as we will be outside for some activities. 

Registration limit: 25

 

WORKSHOP TITLE: Project WET 2.0 - Water is Life!

Thursday, July 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: Project WET 2.0 offers educators the tools they need to integrate water education into all subject areas in grades kindergarten through twelfth. Water is Life will focus on demonstrating how water is an integral part of the Earth’s structure, moving through all living and nonliving systems in a complex web of life including ecosystems and water cycles.

OF NOTE:  Please bring your lunch and a reusable water bottle. This workshop includes a working lunch, participants are not allowed to leave to get lunch. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for the weather as we will be outside for some activities. 

Registration limit: 25

 

WORKSHOP TITLE: Growing Up Wild and Free 

Friday, July 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: Growing Up Wild and Free is an early childhood workshop with engaging lessons that help build on a child’s natural curiosity of wildlife and the world around them. Through a wide range of hands-on activities and experiences, this workshop provides an early foundation for developing positive impressions about nature all while instilling a sense of wonder and love of exploration. 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. It is correlated to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Standards and the Head Start Domains. This workshop is suggested for teachers that work with ages 3-7 but all educators are welcome.

OF NOTE:  Please bring your lunch and a reusable water bottle. This workshop includes a working lunch, participants are not allowed to leave to get lunch. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for the weather as we will be outside for some 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)

 

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

 

Scavenger Hunts
4th-6th grade scavenger hunt
4th-6th grade scavenger hunt key
7th-12th grade scavenger hunt
7th-12th grade scavenger hunt key
College level scavenger hunt
College level scavenger hunt key

 

 

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... 

 

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