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.
Wednesday April 2, 2014 at 6:00 pm
How do animals evolve their most critical survival traits? How do animal genes and behavior interact? We will consider these questions at a teachers event following the HMNH lecture From Darwin to DNA: The Genetic Basis of Animal Behavior. Enjoy refreshments, time to chat with fellow educators, and discussion with Emily Jacobs-Palmer, Harvard graduate student. Lecture at 6:00 pm in the Geological Hall, 24 Oxford Street. Reception and discussion from 7:00-8:30. This event is free but requires pre-registration. Participants also attending the July 2014 Human Evolution program are eligible for 2.5 PDPs
Teacher Professional Development
April 22, 23 and 24, 2014 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Explore ways to use your students’ enthusiasm for dinosaurs as an entryway to STEM learning. Through examinations of fossils, museum specimens, hands-on classroom-appropriate activities, and discussion with a Harvard paleontologist, we will use math, technology, science and engineering approaches to answer questions about these intriguing beasts and how they lived.
This program is designed for teachers of grades K-5 but all grade levels are welcome. Participants will receive 17 PDPs upon fulfillment of course requirements.
Fee: $120. Some scholarships available.