We invite teachers to participate in trainings to help deepen their scientific knowledge, enrich museum field trip experiences, and connect exhibit content to classroom activities and lesson plans.

Questions? Contact Dianne Behringer: dbehringer@flmnh.ufl.edu, 352-273-2036.

Next Open House date/time to be announced

Come to the Museum and gather information and educational materials to help with your lesson planning. The Florida Museum and the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art partner with other educational organizations to provide information about field trips, workshops, lesson plans and free resources. This event is open to all educators who will receive free admission to the Florida Museum’s featured exhibit, Wicked Plants: The Exhibit, free Harn Museum exhibition tours, refreshments and a discount in the museums’ gift shops.

Earn In-Service Points! On the day of the event, Alachua County Public School teachers can register at the Museum to earn in-service points for attending the open house.

Free Parking – pick up your parking pass at the front of either Museum before parking.

Teacher Trainings

Teacher trainings support educators in deepening their science content knowledge, conducting inquiry classroom activities and planning successful school group visits. Teachers interact with scientists and learn how to connect exhibit content to classroom curriculum. Activities and resources are connected to the Florida State Standards for Science and other subject areas as appropriate. Teachers earn in-service points upon completion.

Upcoming teacher training opportunities will be listed here when they become available

In trainings you will:

  • Explore the exhibit during a guided tour.
  • Participate in hands-on activities.
  • Receive resources to use in your classroom.
  • Learn the logistics to make a successful field trip.
  • Earn in-service points.

Watch for details about registration. Space is limited.

Previous Workshops

What are teacher trainings and the open house like? Click on the images below for a sneak peek from past sessions!