Teacher Workshop

Mississippi Museum Of Natural Science Teacher Workshop


  • DATE: Saturday, January 22, 2022
  • TIME: 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • LOCATION: Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
  • 2148 Riverside Drive
    Jackson, MS 39202(Hinds, Co.)

  • CEU VALUE: 3 CEUs from Mississippi College
  • COST: $60.00 non-refundable registration fee, $30 cash or check due to Mississippi College on the day of the workshop if requesting CEUs.
  • DESCRIPTION: Museum Ambassador Program is a new and fun way to get CEUs! Museum Ambassadors receive in-depth STEM training from Scientists and Educators. You will go behind the scenes to learn all the museum has to offer. After participating in our hands-on activities, you will create your own to share with museum guests. This program offers 3 CEUs (30 contact hours). Some dates are required but most allow flexibility that works with your schedule. Session 2: January 22-May 31, 2022. Required (12 hours): January 22, 2022, 10:00am-4:00pm - Orientation April 2, 2022, 10:00am-4:00pm - Naturefest Pick 1-2 (6 hours): March 5, 2022, 9:30am-3:30pm - Fossil Road Show (6) March 16, 2022, 10:00am-12:00pm - Pollinator Day (2) May 21, 2022, 10:00am-2:00pm - Born to be Wild (4) Free Choice (12 hours): As individual schedule allows, can be weekends or other evening events
  • NOTE: Please fill out our volunteer application before arriving (https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=1963607668) Please bring your lunch and a reusable water bottle. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for the weather as we may be on the museum's trails for a few activities. We look forward to seeing you at orientation on Saturday, January 22, at 10:00am.
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  • DATE: Monday, March 14, 2022
  • TIME: 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
  • LOCATION: Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
  • 2148 Riverside Drive
    Jackson, MS 39202(Hinds, Co.)

  • CEU VALUE: 6 CEUs from Mississippi College
  • COST: $25.00 non-refundable registration fee, $30 cash or check due to Mississippi College on the day of the workshop if requesting CEUs.
  • DESCRIPTION: Gaming has become a large part of student life outside the classroom. This workshop will help you take that enthusiasm and bring it to the classroom with the help of our temporary exhibit, Game Changers! We will explore different ways to introduce and use gaming to engage students in activities which will increase student participation while increasing academic performance.
  • NOTE: Please bring your lunch and a reusable water bottle. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for the weather as we will be outside for some activities. Masks are recommended indoors.
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  • DATE: Tuesday, March 15, 2022
  • TIME: 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
  • LOCATION: Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
  • 2148 Riverside Drive
    Jackson, MS 39202(Hinds, Co.)

  • CEU VALUE: 6 CEUs from Mississippi College
  • COST: $25.00 non-refundable registration fee, $30 cash or check due to Mississippi College on the day of the workshop if requesting CEUs.
  • DESCRIPTION: Aquatic WILD is a K-12 curriculum that emphasizes aquatic wildlife and aquatic ecosystems. It is designed to be an instructional resource for educators who want to introduce students to hands-on activities that are intended for both classroom and non-formal settings. Aquatic WILD has a new STEM component that allows educators to dive deeper into science, technology, engineering and mathematics content while developing an awareness for conservation efforts.
  • NOTE: Please bring your lunch and a reusable water bottle. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for the weather as we will be outside for some activities. Masks are recommended indoors.
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  • DATE: Wednesday, March 16, 2022
  • TIME: 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
  • LOCATION: Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
  • 2148 Riverside Drive
    Jackson, MS 39202(Hinds, Co.)

  • CEU VALUE: 6 CEUs from Mississippi College
  • COST: $25.00 non-refundable registration fee, $30 cash or check due to Mississippi College on the day of the workshop if requesting CEUs.
  • DESCRIPTION: The Beez Needz: Pollinators in the Classroom provides educators with the information and materials they need to teach engaging, standards-based lessons and activities on the topic of pollination. This workshop aims to help teachers convey the ecological importance of pollinators and how they are connected to our food and environment. The Beez Needz: Pollinators in the Classroom occurs on Pollinator Day at the museum, an event which will be incorporated into the workshop and provide registrants with even more activities guaranteed to generate a buzz amongst your students.
  • NOTE: Please bring your lunch and a reusable water bottle. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for the weather as we will be outside for some activities. Masks are recommended indoors.
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  • DATE: Thursday, March 17, 2022
  • TIME: 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
  • LOCATION: Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
  • 2148 Riverside Drive
    Jackson, MS 39202(Hinds, Co.)

  • CEU VALUE: 6 CEUs from Mississippi College
  • COST: $25.00 non-refundable registration fee, $30 cash or check due to Mississippi College on the day of the workshop if requesting CEUs.
  • DESCRIPTION: A collaboration of Flying Wild and Growing Up Wild, this workshop will target early childhood educators and introduce engaging interdisciplinary, standards-based activities that highlight the unique lives of birds. Throughout the workshop, educators will be introduced to hands-on resources and activities such as owl pellet dissection and nest building, aimed at helping students develop an understanding of birds' unique physical characteristics and the role birds play in their ecosystems. This workshop is ideal for PreK-3rd grade educators and will have a strong emphasis on collaborative, project-based learning activities.
  • NOTE: Please bring your lunch and a reusable water bottle. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for the weather as we will be outside for some activities. Masks are recommended indoors.
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  • DATE: Friday, March 18, 2022
  • TIME: 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
  • LOCATION: Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
  • 2148 Riverside Drive
    Jackson, MS 39202(Hinds, Co.)

  • CEU VALUE: 6 CEUs from Mississippi College
  • COST: $25.00 non-refundable registration fee, $30 cash or check due to Mississippi College on the day of the workshop if requesting CEUs.
  • DESCRIPTION: WOW! The Wonders of Wetlands is an instructional guide for educators that provides a resourceful and creative collection of wetland activities, information, and ideas. The workshop will introduce you to the three parameters of wetlands (vegetation, soils, hydrology), wetland functions and values as well as management options all through fun and engaging activities. WOW! incorporates wetlands into reading, math, social studies, art or physical education lessons. We will explore adaptations wetland animals use.
  • NOTE: Please bring your lunch and a reusable water bottle. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for the weather as we will be outside for some activities. Masks are recommended indoors.
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