Teacher Programs

Educator Open House
Oct. 1, 2015 | 3:00 – 5:00 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 Butterfly Rainforest, 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 Jeanne Chamberlin: jchamberlin@flmnh.ufl.edu, 352-273-2026


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 Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for Science and Social Studies Florida Standards Grades K-8. Teachers earn in-service points upon completion.

First Colony: Our Spanish Origins (Alachua County Public School fourth-grade teachers only)
Oct. 21, 2015 | 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Long before Jamestown, Spaniards, free and enslaved Africans and Native Americans crafted our country’s first enduring European settlement — St. Augustine, in 1565. The First Colony: Our Spanish Origins exhibit engages students in learning about our first colony through archaeology, history and the stories of people who lived there. These first colonial immigrants created America’s original “melting pot” — a colorful, multicultural society that was new then, but might seem familiar today.

In this training you will:

  • Interact with Gifford Waters, Ph.D., Historical Archaeology Collections Manager at the Florida Museum of Natural History.
  • Explore the exhibit during a guided tour.
  • Participate in hands-on activities.
  • Receive resources to use in your classroom.
  • Learn how your students can participate in a free field trip.
  • Earn in-service points.

Register at alachua.truenorthlogic.com by Oct. 7, 2015. Limited to 80 teachers.

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.