For Educators

The Museum is committed to providing educators with field experiences, helping teachers turn their school grounds into areas for wildlife and learning and promoting strategies for incorporating the natural sciences into all areas of the curricula.

Educator Workshops

Explore the wonders of the natural world — from North Carolina’s mountains to its coast, from your own school grounds to a Belizean tropical forest — and learn ways to integrate natural history into your lessons. Educator Workshops

Educator Mailing List

Join the Museum’s Educator Mailing List to receive notices about upcoming workshops, special exhibits previews and other offerings just for educators. Already on the list? Use the link to update your information. For additional assistance, please contact Melissa Dowland, 919.707.9898. 

Educator’s Guide to Museum Services

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ annual publication, Educator’s Guide to Museum Services, details the learning opportunities and resources offered by the Museum to educators and their students.

2013-14 Educator's Guide (PDF, 6MB) NEW!

Friends of the Museum: Teacher Benefits

Teachers who join Friends of the Museum receive all the regular membership benefits, plus special benefits reserved just for them: 15% discount on most Educator Treks and 15% discount on Museum Store purchases (5% above regular membership).

Shad in the Classroom

The Shad in the Classroom program is designed to teach students about ecology while helping restock the Roanoke and Neuse Rivers with American shad, an important and once-abundant species that has been radically depleted in recent decades due to overfishing, the construction of dams and increased levels of run-off pollution. Learn more about Shad in the Classroom