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As part of this program, the Thompson Earth Systems Institute hosts a series of teacher professional development workshops. During these workshops, teachers work alongside scientists to learn the latest research trends and develop hands-on lesson plans.

Professional Development Opportunities

Current & Upcoming

You can be one of the first to hear about new PD opportunities by:

Request a teacher PD training at your school by emailing Brian Abramowitz at babramowitz@floridamuseum.ufl.edu (for north Florida) and Stephanie Killingsworth at skillingsworth@floridamuseum.ufl.edu (for south Florida).


Visit these links to learn more about our past professional development workshops and to access the resources developed.

Teacher Resources

COVID-19 Response:

The ongoing global health pandemic has disrupted traditional classroom learning, prompting Florida K-12 teachers to quickly mobilize, rethink their curriculum and launch their virtual classrooms.

To help with this transition, the Scientist in Every Florida School program has developed a suite of digital, on-demand K-12 resources that teachers can easily deploy using their virtual teaching platform of choice. Learn more.

K-12 On-Demand Teaching Resources


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