Educator Workshops

A teacher in the Tar Pits Educator Workshop: Paleo Puppetry cuts out her sabertooth-cat puppet

Our free educator workshops and online teacher trainings build connections between your classroom curriculum and our museums' collections and exhibitions.

From helping you explore nature and science with your students, to forming connections with natural history through art, we’ve got you covered! Our professional development opportunities cover various topics surrounding museum content and are designed with adult learners in mind.

We use these programs to model facilitation techniques and programmatic practice by educators at our museums, introduce creative and compelling resources, and experience the latest discoveries with our Research & Collections staff! For more information, check out our Professional Learning Values & Principles, and see the calendar below for upcoming events!

Educator Workshops

Take a deep dive into one area of museum content! Hear from an expert, explore Museum spaces, discuss practical strategies for introducing content in your classroom, and receive related resources. In-person, longer format, typically 3 hours on Saturday morning.

Virtual Teacher Trainings

In these webinar-based programs, we explore a specific area of Museum content with an expert from the field! Participants have the opportunity to engage in Q&A with the speaker and receive a related resource packet. Online program, shorter in length, usually 1 hour on a weekday afternoon.

View recordings from past Teacher Trainings on our NHMLA for Students & Teachers playlist on YouTube!

Upcoming Workshops & Trainings

Sat

27

Aug

Educator Open House

Educator Workshop Adult
  • 8:30 am

At this year’s Educator Open House, we’re inviting our amazing educator community to experience a special day to become familiar with the museum and offerings for educators and students in the 2022-2023 school year.

Sat

01

Oct

Educator Workshop

Educator Workshop Special Program Talks Workshop Adult
  • 9 am

Join us for a continued learning opportunity for educators. At the workshop you will work with museum professionals to explore topics connected to the Tar Pits, discuss classroom application of content and mingle with other educators. Each participant will enjoy a light breakfast, leave with a packet of resources and activities to use in the classroom as well as be entered in raffles to win more classroom supplies. Details of topics and registration will be released 2 weeks prior to the event.

Sat

05

Nov

Educator Workshop

Educator Workshop Special Program Talks Workshop Adult
  • 9 am

Details of topics and registration will be released 2 weeks prior to the event.

Join us for a continued learning opportunity for educators. At the workshop you will work with museum professionals to explore topics connected to the Tar Pits, discuss classroom application and connect with other educators. Each participant will leave with a packet of resources and activities to use in the classroom as well as the opportunity to win an exciting raffle. 

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We also offer educator workshops at the Natural History Museum. Browse upcoming workshops at NHM.