For over 100 years, the Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum has provided Chicago area educators with tools and training to help them increase their comfort teaching science.
The Nature Museum offers both ongoing professional development programs and one-time workshops that provide engaging, in-depth training, curriculum ideas, tools, and more.
Learn more about our upcoming teacher programming opportunities by clicking the button below.
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.
Build teacher capacity, ignite student learning, and foster authentic learning experiences through local connections to science and nature with this unique partnership.
Bring engaging, inquiry-based science to your school! 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.
The Nature Museum offers a variety of professional development. 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.
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.
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.