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Exploring the Collections: Teacher Professional Development with the Harvard Museum of Natural History

25 Oct 2020 4:45 PM | Keith Wright (Administrator)

What do fossil horse teeth, weird legless animals, and water-storing frogs have in common? They are all intriguing museum specimens you can use to help your students understand the concepts of evolution. Get together on Zoom with other curious learners and try out activities that will bring clear examples of evolution to your in-person or virtual classroom through 3D-printed specimens and curated digital images. Each three-hour program will cover one classroom activity in its entirety, allowing participants to gain a full understanding of the content, procedures, and technology needed to successfully use the lesson with their students. See our website for information on PDPs, free classroom programs, and stipends available

Teeth and Temperature: The Evolution of Horses in Response to Environmental Change 

       November 4 and 5 (Wednesday and Thursday) 3:30–5:00 pm or

        November 11 (Veterans Day) 9:00 am–12:00 pm

Is it a Snake? Convergent Evolution in Reptiles and Amphibians 

        December 5 (Saturday) 9:00 am–12:00 pm or

        December 9 and 10 (Wednesday and Thursday) 3:30–5:00 pm

These programs are intended for middle school teachers but the concepts explored in Teeth and Temperature and Is it a Snake?, may be suitable for high school programs. All sessions are free but a refundable deposit of $50 is required. Register online for one or more programs.

This program is made possible in part through a generous grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (MA-10-18-0311)

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