Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Teacher Workshops

March 9-13, 2020

Registration link can be found here: https://www.ms.gov/mdwfp/teacher_workshop/

WORKSHOP TITLE: Sustainability

Monday, March 9, 2020
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

CEU VALUE: .6 CEUs from Mississippi College

COST: $25.00 non-refundable pre-registration fee, $10 cash or check to Mississippi College for CEUs due on the day of the workshop.

DESCRIPTION: You might see the word “sustainable” everywhere you look, but what does that really mean? Join us to learn what sustainability can do for you in the classroom and at home in this fun, hands on workshop.

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: 30

WORKSHOP TITLE: Museum Resources
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

CEU VALUE: .6 CEUs from Mississippi College

COST: $25.00 non-refundable pre-registration fee, $10 cash or check to Mississippi College for CEUs due on the day of the workshop.

DESCRIPTION: The museum has a multitude of resources available for K-12 teachers and science educators. Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes in a museum? Join us to learn about our aquariums, our collections, loan kits, education programs, and events available for you and your students.

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: 30

 WORKSHOP TITLE: WILD About Bugs
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

CEU VALUE: .6 CEUs from Mississippi College

COST: $25.00 non-refundable pre-registration fee, $10 cash or check to Mississippi College for CEUs due on the day of the workshop.

DESCRIPTION: Is it an insect or a bug? How are insects beneficial? Can I eat them? Learn the answers to these questions and more as we use the Project WILD curriculum to learn more about these diverse animals.

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: 30

 WORKSHOP TITLE: Project WET
Thursday, March 12, 2020
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

CEU VALUE: .6 CEUs from Mississippi College

COST: $25.00 non-refundable pre-registration fee, $10 cash or check to Mississippi College for CEUs due on the day of the workshop.

DESCRIPTION: Project WET is a water-based 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.

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: 30

 WORKSHOP TITLE: Growing Up WILD 
Friday, March 13, 2020

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

CEU VALUE: .5 CEUs from Mississippi College

COST: $25.00 non-refundable pre-registration fee, $10 cash or check to Mississippi College for CEUs due on the day of the workshop.

DESCRIPTION: Growing Up WILD features 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.

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: 30