Supports include Museum educator modeling of science teaching best practices, standards aligned curriculum and interactive training workshops.
Science on the Go
Science on the Go is a quarter-long professional development program designed to help K–8 educators increase confidence in teaching science through a nine-lesson NGSS-aligned curriculum.
Custom Professional Development
The Nature Museum offers a variety of professional development workshops tailored specifically for your school’s needs and designed to help teachers address STEM learning and Next Generation Science Standards.
All workshops are designed to help teachers deepen their science content knowledge, teach using inquiry and real world phenomena, and address STEM learning, NGSS, and Common Core Standards.
Science Teaching Network
The Science Teaching Network focuses on teacher professional development through a summer institute built around best practices in science instruction, including NGSS and local nature and science topics.
Urban Nature Partnership
The Urban Nature Partnership supports early childhood learning through nature-focused lessons in the classroom, outdoor learning at your school, and nature-based field trips across Chicago.
School Science Partnership
Build teacher capacity, ignite student learning, and foster authentic learning experiences through local connections to science and nature with this unique partnership.
Teacher Leadership Center Loan Program
The Teacher Leadership Center (TLC) hosts a variety of resources for loan provided by the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) that can support you in your science teaching practice.