The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.

-Mark Van Doren

Intern taking photo of the photographer
Former intern and education assistant Danielle Nelson assisting with nature photography camp in 2018.

Each summer the Public Programs staff supervises a team of University of Florida undergraduates majoring in math and science and minoring in education. These students and future educators bring a fresh perspective to the world of informal education as they assist in creating dynamic programming alongside museum staff. This page features their recommendations, discoveries, reviews, observations, and more! Edited and curated by Chelsea Collison, Museum Educator.

Intern Stories

Jul 21, 2020

A Hunt for Treasure

As children, many of us grow up listening to fantastical stories about pirates sailing the seas, exploring islands, and following maps to…

Jul 8, 2020

More Than Just Palms

Sun, beach, and palm trees – when most people think of the state of Florida, these are the top three…

Jun 18, 2020

An Absurd Book Review

I have always loved to read, but it is a pastime that I seldom find time for these days. As my schedule this…

Jun 11, 2020

Solar Walking in Gainesville

Hi, there! My name is Brianna McKinzie, and I am a fourth-year Women’s Studies major, minoring in Mathematics and UF…