For Teachers

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Hands-on workshops you don't want to miss!

Teacher Workshops:
Need Ceu's?


Museum staff members provide training statewide for teachers of all subjects and grade levels - either in your school or at the Museum.

Workshops include internationally recognized environmental education programs like "Project WILD", "Project WET", "Growing UP WILD", and several more - with CEU credits available. 

These workshops are also excellent for informal educators such as scout, camp, and youth leaders!  


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Museum Ambassador Program - Fall 2022 or Spring 2023. Register here!


mississippi museum of natural science museum ambassador program


The 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 that 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. 

COST: $60 Program Fee paid online at registration, $30 for CEUs payable to Mississippi College after successful completion of the program.


FALL 2022 SESSION: August 20 - December 31, 2022

30 contact hours

Required (12 hours):

  • Saturday, August 20 (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.): Orientation
  • Saturday, September 17 (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.): Mississippi Science Fest

Pick 2 (6 hours):

  • Friday, October 28 (5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.): Park After Dark
  • Tuesday, November 22 (9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.): Wild About Gobblers
  • Friday, December 9 (5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.): Snow Much Fun
  • Saturday, December 10 (5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.): Snow Much Fun

Free Choice (12 hours): 

  • As individual schedule allows, can be weekends or other evening events


SPRING 2023 SESSION: January 21 - May 31, 2023

30 contact hours

Required (12 Hours):

  • January 21 (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.): Orientation
  • April 1 (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.): NatureFest

Pick 1-2 (6 Hours):

March 4 (9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.): Fossil Road Show

March 15 (10 a.m. - Noon): Pollinator Day (2)

May 20 (10 a.m. - 2 p.m.): Born to Be Wild (4)

Free Choice (12 hours): 

  • As individual schedule allows, can be weekends or other evening events

Teacher's Guide & School Planner Calendar

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(click both links above to download the Teacher's Guide & the Insert with 2017 Standards )

Everything you need to know about field trips and museum resources in one convenient download.

School Planner Calendar (January 2022 - December 2022) - click to download



Megalodon Activity Guide
Frogs Activity Sheet
Growing Up Wild Curriculum
Project WILD 2010 State Curriculum Correlations
MMNS Teacher Guide
School Planner Calendar 2019-2020


Scavenger Hunts
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4th-6th grade scavenger hunt key
7th-12th grade scavenger hunt
7th-12th grade scavenger hunt key
College level scavenger hunt
College level scavenger hunt key



More About Teacher Education Programs at the Museum



Project WILD is an interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education program emphasizing wildlife that is designed for educators of kindergarten through twelfth grade.

Project WILD capitalizes on the natural interest that children and adults have in wildlife by providing hands-on activities that enhance all subject and skill areas and by addressing the need for human beings to develop as responsible citizens of our planet. 

The program provides effective methods to teach problem-solving and decision making while teaching students how to think, not what to think. Materials include two activity guides for K-12 grade educators: the Project WILD K-12 Activity Guide focuses on wildlife and habitat, and the Project Wild Aquatic Guide emphasizes aquatic wildlife and aquatic ecosystems. 

Project WILD educational materials are provided to educators through practical,  interactive 6-hour workshops. Contact Project Wild Coordinator...



Project WILD Aquatic is a conservation education program focused on aquatic wildlife and ecosystems for K-12 educators and their students. Project WILD Aquatic capitalizes on the natural interest that children and adults have in aquatic wildlife by providing hands-on activities that enhance student learning in all subject and skill areas. Contact Project Wild Aquatic Coordinator...


Project WET  is a program similar to Project WILD but with its own curriculum and activity guide for kindergarten through twelfth grades. It is a collection of innovative, water-related activities that are hands-on, easy-to-use and fun! 

Activities incorporate a variety of formats, such as large and small group learning, whole body movement, laboratory investigations, discussion of local and global topics, and involvement in community service projects. People's relationships to water are a major theme of the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide. Providing a thorough water education program, the guide also addresses water's chemical and physical properties, quantity and quality issues, aquatic wildlife, ecosystems, and management strategies. 

Project WET activities promote critical thinking and problem-solving skills and help provide young people with the knowledge and experience they will need to make prudent decisions regarding water resource use. 

Project WET educational materials are provided to educators through 6-hour workshops. 
Contact Project WET Coordinator.


Flying WILD introduces students to bird conservation through standards-based classroom activities and environmental stewardship projects. Flying WILD encourages schools to work closely with conservation organizations, community groups, and businesses involved with birds to implement school bird festivals and bird conservation projects. This workshop is for teachers that work with grades K-12. Contact Flying WILD Coordinator....



Growing Up WILD features new activities designed to stimulate young children in new and exciting ways while connecting them to nature and many of its wonders. Growing Up WILD is a national early childhood initiative that builds literacy skills and environmental appreciation among early learners through participation in engaging wildlife-based educational activities. This workshop is suggested for teachers that work with ages 3-7. Click Here for details. Contact Growing Up WILD Coordinator... 


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