We welcome you to connect with other inquisitive teachers by attending a Professional Development program, or free lecture at the museum. You will gain content knowledge, become familiar with the exhibits, and learn new ways to use museum specimens to enhance learning. Visit our website or check e-news listings for programming.
Advance registration is required for most programs. See individual listings for payment and cancellation policies.
Thursday, April 23, 2015, 4:00 pm
Learn about the importance of islands in studying evolution, and the evolution of flightlessness in birds, often seen in island isolation. Harvard graduate student Phil Grayson will discuss his research into the genetics underlying the evolution of flightlessness in birds, and lead a tour of the newly renovated bird balcony. Afterwards, enjoy a public lecture by Harvard professor Jonathan Losos, who will discuss the relevance of islands to our understanding of evolution.
Reception 4:00 pm and graduate student discussion 4:30 pm in Classroom B (HMNH). Public lecture at 6 PM in the Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street. Free parking is available at the 52 Oxford Street Garage. This event is free.
Participants will receive 3 PDPs for attending the 2014 Human Evolution PD.
July 21, 22, and 23, 2015
9:00 am-3:00 pm
Discover creative ways to integrate art and science in your curriculum. In this 3-day workshop, participants will use biological illustration to learn about comparative anatomy and evolution, explore ways to design art+science collaborations for their own classrooms, and gain first-hand experience facilitating the creation of a crowd-sourced collaborative art piece. This workshop is ideal for art and science teachers (grades 6-12) as well as artists, students, and informal educators interested in interdisciplinary, creative teaching approaches. No previous drawing or science experience is required. For more information, see the flyer. Participants will earn 15 PDPs.
This workshop will be taught jointly by instructors from the ART+BIO Collaborative and the Harvard Museum of Natural History Education Department.