Teaching the Hidden Science of Natural History Museums
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE MARCH 12, 2018.
You have probably visited a natural history museum, but have you ever wondered what lies behind the “staff only” signs? Many natural history museums are built around collections of specimens – troves of data about the living world around us. Have you ever wondered: Why do we have these collections? How do scientists use them for research? And how could educators tap into these vast resources?
Join the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, iDigBio (Integrated Digitized Biocollections), and the MicroFungi project to answer these questions and more. Discover the work of collections research on a field trip to Prairie Ridge Ecostation and the Museum’s Research Lab. Get behind the scenes with visits to research collections at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and North Carolina State University. Participate in hands-on activities that utilize collections, digitization, and collections data, and develop new ways to incorporate collections-based educational resources into your classroom!
Credit: 24 contact hours toward CEUs or Criteria II/III for North Carolina’s Environmental Education Certification Program.
Application: This workshop is being offered in collaboration with iDigBio. Please visit iDigBio’s website for an application.