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.

The Educator Open House event occurs annually in the fall and will be listed above when the new date is available.

Looking for classroom ideas and teaching materials? The Florida Museum of Natural History and 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, and attendees will visit the Florida Museum’s featured exhibit, participate in Harn Museum exhibition tours, enjoy refreshments and receive a discount in the Museum 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.

Upcoming Teacher Training opportunities will be listed above when available.

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 aligned with the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards and teachers earn in-service points upon completion. Teachers earn in-service points upon completion.

In trainings you will:

  • Explore the featured exhibit.
  • Preview activities that can be used before and after field trips.
  • Receive resources to use in the classroom.
  • Become familiar with the logistics for making a successful Museum 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!