Earn Act 48 Hours
Earn Act 48 credits at one of Pittsburgh’s premiere scientific institutions. Carnegie Museum of Natural History offers several Act 48 credit workshops for teachers looking for continuing education opportunities. Examine object’s from the museum’s hidden collection for a deeper understanding of specialized scientific topics like ecology, paleontology, and climate change.
Leverage the museum’s unique collection and curated teacher resources to bring new energy into your classroom. Groups of 10 or more can tailor their continuing education experience with a custom Act 48 workshop.
Lunch and coffee are included in all Act 48 Workshops.
Develop new learning tools to help students examine and understand the patterns and processes of evolution, using mammals as a lens. Think together about the most effective strategies for teaching evolution in a classroom and explore museum resources that can enhance your lesson plans. Find out how our educator loan collection and field trips to our exhibits can help support these efforts. Through hands-on activities and discussions with museum paleontologists, this workshop will help you strengthen your evolution curriculum.
If more than 50% of your students qualify for free or reduced-price school lunch, your school or organization will be eligible for a scholarship towards a museum field trip after the workshop.
Last Day to Register: October 24, 2019
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Explore new ways your students can contribute to science and learn to identify plants and animals. Go behind-the-scenes with museum scientists to learn how collections and live specimens help in studying diversity, and discover hands-on activities that are ready to use in your classroom. A visit to the exhibit 50 Greatest Wildlife Photographs, on loan to us from the National Geographic Museum, will explore nature photography using different types of tools to help you see up close and farther away. Using the iNaturalist digital platform, this workshop will focus on documenting urban nature and using observation to participate in people-powered science.
Funding is available to reimburse your school or district for substitute teacher costs on the day that you attend this workshop.
Last Day to Register: November 13, 2019