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

Teacher Workshops:
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IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS 

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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mississippi museum of natural science teacher workshops fall 2022

 

HOLIDAY BREAK WORKSHOPS - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

WORKSHOP TITLE:  Project WET 2.0: Holiday Fun, Is that snow?

Friday, December 16, 2022 
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

CEU VALUE: .6 CEUs from Mississippi College 

COST: $25.00 non-refundable pre-registration fee 

DESCRIPTION:  Start off your holiday break with us exploring the Project WET 2.0 Guide. Project WET is a collection of innovative, water-related activities that are hands-on, easy-to-use and fun! Activities are suitable for students from Kindergarten-12th grade. This workshop promotes 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. This workshop will explore water properties and weather.

OF 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.  

Registration limit: 25 

 

Museum Ambassador Program - Spring 2023. Register here!

 

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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.

 

SPRING 2023 SESSION: January 21 - May 31, 2023

30 contact hours

Required (12 Hours):

  • January 21 (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.): Orientation
  • March 25 (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

 

Spring Break 2023 Workshops - Click here to register!

March 13-17, 2023 

WORKSHOP TITLE:  Beautiful Birds 

Monday, March 13, 2023 
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

CEU VALUE: .6 CEUs from Mississippi College 

COST: $25.00 non-refundable pre-registration fee 

DESCRIPTION:   Through activities involving language arts, social science, and math experiences, coupled with community outreach and service-learning applications, Beautiful Birds, a specialty Flying WILD workshop offers a whole-school approach to environmental education using birds as the focus. Targeted for the middle-school audience, though widely adaptable, Flying WILD offers practical hands-on classroom and outdoor field investigation experiences connecting real-world experiences in bird biology, conservation, and natural history. 

OF 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.  

Registration limit: 25 

 

WORKSHOP TITLE:  TBD - Physics 

Tuesday, March 14, 2023 
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

CEU VALUE: .6 CEUs from Mississippi College 

COST: $25.00 non-refundable pre-registration fee 

DESCRIPTION:  TBD

OF NOTE:  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. 

Registration limit: 25 

 

WORKSHOP TITLE:  TBD - Insects WILD 

Wednesday, March 15, 2023 
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

CEU VALUE: .6 CEUs from Mississippi College 

COST: $25.00 non-refundable pre-registration fee 

DESCRIPTION: TBD

OF NOTE: 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. 

Registration limit: 25 

 

WORKSHOP TITLE: TBD - WET Camo Animals – Where you at? 

Thursday, March 16, 2023 
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

CEU VALUE: .6 CEUs from Mississippi College 

COST: $25.00 non-refundable pre-registration fee 

DESCRIPTION:  TBD

OF NOTE:  Please bring your lunch and a reusable water bottle. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for the weather as we will be on the museum’s trails for a few activities.  

Registration limit: 25 

 

WORKSHOP TITLE: Water Wonders for Wee Ones! 

Friday, March 17, 2023 

9 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

CEU VALUE: .5 CEUs from Mississippi College  

COST: $25.00 non-refundable pre-registration fee 

DESCRIPTION: This workshop focuses on water education and constructive play for young learners.   

We will be using the Getting Little Feet Wet curriculum that is designed specifically for young children to allow them to explore the science of water in our bodies, the atmosphere, and in our environment.  

While Getting Little Feet Wet is designed for young learners, teachers of all disciplines are encouraged to participate as the curriculum can easily be enhanced for older students. 

OF NOTE:  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.  

Registration limit: 25 

 

Save the Date: July 2023 Teacher Workshops will be July 17-21.

 

Teacher's Guide & School Planner Calendar

mmns chool planner cover

 

TEACHER'S GUIDE & INSERT
(click both links above to download the Teacher's Guide)

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

 

Downloads

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
4th-6th grade scavenger hunt
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

 

 

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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...

 

 

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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...

 


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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.

 

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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....

 

 

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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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