FREE educator open house at the Field Museum

Would you like to join me?

I will be at the Educator Open House at the Field Museum of Natural History on Tuesday October 26 from 5-8pm. This is my favorite museum in the city! I love spending time there and I think this is a wonderful opportunity for educators to get some behind-the-scenes information on this amazing resource available to all of us.

I use their teacher resource center to rent various kits and things for my CD 143 “Science and Math for the Young Child” course and I have taken 143 students on field trips to the museum. We observe young children as they interact with their families and with the exhibits: without stalking! This is an important field research skill that we talk about before going on any field trip. I have also brought many groups to the Field Museum from CD 101 “Human Growth and Development” to spend time at the DNA Discovery Center. This really helps bring that genetics chapter to life and students love the experience!

Beyond that, I think the Field Museum is inspirational and I visit the museum and its website often throughout the year, just for my own personal fulfillment.

The open house is free, but you need to pre-register: Call 312-665-7500 or email by Friday, October 22, 2010 to register.

Please contact me if you are interested in joining me for the open house. We could have dinner beforehand!

Educator Open House 2010

Educator Open House

Tuesday, October 26, 2010; 5pm – 8pm

  • Visit dynamic temporary exhibitions: Gold and Climate Change
  • Explore vast collections behind-the-scenes with Museum experts;
  • Meet scientists and learn about cutting-edge research;
  • Get connected through digital learning programs;
  • Find out about our newest teacher and student programs;
  • Gather educational materials to support your teaching practice;
  • 3 CPDUs available

Free. Pre-registration is required. Call 312-665-7500 or email by Friday, October 22, 2010 to register.

$16-19 parking is available at Soldier Field, cash upon entry.

Enter the Museum through the East Doors.

Teacher Professional Development programs are sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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