Are you a middle or high school teacher in Alachua County, Florida? Join us for an exciting paid professional development program and receive classroom resources to teach concepts of macroevolution, adaptations, and climate change through museum collections.

Consider applying for the Scientist in Every Florida School Professional Development Program: Chewing on Change-Using Fossil Horses to Teach About Macroevolution. This unique program will provide enriching and accessible classroom resources and lessons to highlight key Florida learning standards about evolution, adaptations, and climate change. The program kicks off with a two-day workshop at the University of Florida main campus in Gainesville. During the workshop, selected participants will hear from science experts at UF, be provided with the Chewing on Change lesson plans and classroom resources, and connect with a scientist mentor who will help co-teach the lessons in the classroom later that fall. 

Space is limited to 8 Alachua teachers or UF student teachers, with preference given to those who teach at schools that receive Title I funds.

Workshop Dates & Location:

The two-day workshop will take place October 22-23, 2022 on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville, Florida. A detailed agenda will be provided to selected participants. Additional virtual meetings, as well as scientist visits to classrooms, will also be scheduled throughout the school year.

Workshop Benefits:

Participants will leave the program with:

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To receive the $500 stipend, participants must:

Workshop Eligibility:

To apply:

Please apply online by visiting the following link:

*If you would like to first preview all questions, visit the following link to view a PDF version of the application: PDF Application


Funding Sources

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