Teacher Programs

Educator Open House
Oct. 4, 2016 | 3–5 p.m.

Come to the Museum and gather information and educational materials to help with your lesson planning. The Florida Museum and the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art partner with other educational organizations to provide information about field trips, workshops, lesson plans and free resources. This event is open to all educators who will receive free admission to the Florida Museum’s featured exhibit, Wicked Plants: The Exhibit, free Harn Museum exhibition tours, refreshments and a discount in the museums’ gift shops.

Earn In-Service Points! On the day of the event, Alachua County Public School teachers can register at the Museum to earn in-service points for attending the open house.

Free Parking – pick up your parking pass at the front of either Museum before parking.

Questions? Contact Dianne Behringer: dbehringer@flmnh.ufl.edu, 352-273-2036.


Teacher Trainings

Teacher trainings support educators in deepening their science content knowledge, conducting inquiry classroom activities and planning successful school group visits. Teachers interact with scientists and learn how to connect exhibit content to classroom curriculum. Activities and resources are connected to the Florida State Standards for Science and other subject areas as appropriate. Teachers earn in-service points upon completion.

Wicked Plants: The Exhibit (Alachua County Public Schools fourth-grade teachers only)
Sept. 21, 2016 | 1:30–4:30 p.m.

Plants are essential for life on Earth, but did you know that some plants have a darker side? This school year, the Florida Museum is funding a two-hour field trip for Alachua County fourth-grade students to examine a world where poisonous, carnivorous or just plain nasty plants hold the power! This training will provide teachers with background information, activities and resources designed to connect the field trip to the classroom.

In this training you will:

  • Interact with Patti Anderson, Ph.D., Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
  • Explore the exhibit during a guided tour.
  • Participate in hands-on activities.
  • Receive resources to use in your classroom.
  • Learn the logistics to make a successful field trip.
  • Earn in-service points.

Watch for details about registrion. Space is limited. 

Questions? Contact Diane Milner: dmilner@flmnh.ufl.edu, 352-273-2030.


Previous Workshops

What are teacher trainings and the open house like? Click on the images below for a sneak peek from past sessions!

For more information, please contact dmilner@flmnh.ufl.edu, 352-273-2030.