Published on May 10, 2019

Nature School for Teachers

at Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

Teachers conducting a plot study of plantains at Drumlin Farm

Become immersed in our local habitat, (re)excited about science, and familiar with the science practices embedded in the new Massachusetts science standards.

Practice field science and inquiry-based learning methods by studying local habitats, conducting field research, and designing investigations or field experiences that you will bring back to your classroom.

This course is all about the practical aspects of getting your students outside and doing authentic science in your schoolyard!

  • Get re-energized about the power of nature to ignite curiosity and bring science to life.
  • Learn specific, research-based teaching techniques to make inquiry-based science practical for classroom teaching.
  • Deepen your understanding of basic ecological principals such as ecosystems, habitats, adaptation, the flow of matter and energy, and the influence of climate change.
  • Develop an exciting investigation, integrated with your curriculum, for your students to try out in the fall.

Course Dates

Monday, August 5–Thursday, August 8
9 am-3 pm

Thursday, November 21
4:30-6:30 pm

Registration deadline is Monday, July 22.

Register online >