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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.

This training is for Alachua County Public Schools fourth-grade teachers only.

Florida’s Early Native People

Thanks to the generosity of the Florida Museum Associates along with the support of the school district, Alachua County Public Schools fourth-grade teachers will step back in time to learn about the first people to live in Florida. They will excavate a replica archaeological site filled with food remains, pottery, trade items as well as tools made of shell, bone and wood to compare life today with life in the past. With Museum guides, teachers will journey through the exhibits to examine ancient artifacts and see how natural resources have supported Florida people for thousands of years.

In preparation for the 2019-2020 field trips, fourth-grade teachers in this training will:

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

Register via email to Carly Mikell at by Sept. 13. Limited to 45 teachers.

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Name: Dianne Behringer, Florida Museum

Phone: 352-273-2036



Florida Museum of Natural History

3215 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL 32611

Phone: 352-846-2000


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