Nature School for Teachers: Schoolyard Habitats


5 classes (show schedule)
Mon, Jul 17, 2023
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue, Jul 18, 2023
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed, Jul 19, 2023
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu, Jul 20, 2023
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed, Nov 01, 2023
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Blue Hills Trailside Museum, Milton


Jennifer Feller - PreK-12 Education Manager
Sammi Ocher






Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.

Nature School for Teachers is an opportunity for K-8 teachers to immerse themselves in science by exploring their local habitat, and meaningfully connect with the science practices embedded in the Massachusetts Science Frameworks. Mass Audubon educators and scientists will facilitate hands-on engagements with nature, rich discussions, and content-rich presentations. Participants will practice field science and inquiry-based learning methods by studying and exploring local habitats, conducting field research, and designing investigations and field experiences that will have direct applicability to their classroom. The course will introduce principles of ecology (ecosystems, habitats, adaptation, food webs, cycles and systems, energy flow, and the influence of climate change), and highlight their connections to the earth, life, and physical science standards. Facilitators will suggest methods and resources for helping students learn and practice science through the exploration of their schoolyards and neighborhoods, and will model practical ways to teach in an outdoor environment.

Participants will reflect on their experiences by keeping a field journal and, as a final project, will create a field experience and study tools to be used by their students, reporting back on the experience at a later date.

24 PDPs, 1 optional graduate credit from Worcester State University for $125, due upon initial registration

Instructions and Directions:

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Registration is required.

Meeting Place:

Blue Hills Trailside Museum
1904 Canton Avenue
Milton, MA 02186
Email [email protected] for more information.