Discover more for your classroom with Nature + STEAM Educator WorkshopsDiscover how the study of nature can enhance STEAM curriculum and explore connections between art, science and technology that are essential for scientific study of nature in the modern world. Workshops are open to educators who work in a variety of settings, including schools, community centers, or informal learning settings. Five Act 48 credit hours are earned at each workshop. Registration is required.
Fees and Registration
Workshops are provided at no-cost to educators who are currently employed at a school, community, or museum-based learning organization and who are able to test resources presented in the workshop with students. Workshop participants are also eligible to apply for scholarship funding to help students access related resources, including field trips to Carnegie Museum of Natural History and Powdermill Nature Reserve.
After you register, a museum educator will be in touch with a few questions to confirm your eligibility and interest in scholarships for learning resources.
For questions about specific programs, contact Program Registration at 412.622.3288 or email ProgramRegistration@carnegiemuseums.org.
Funding for Nature + STEAM workshops comes from the Grable Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County.
Upcoming Teacher 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
Register for the Workshop
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