The Museum supports Teachers with a rich variety of resources!
Class Field Trips, Give your students authentic experiences at the Museum, the Monarch Sanctuary, or both.
Classroom Kits, Check out a free kit for your classroom with activities and objects from the Museum's Education Collection.
LiMPETS Citizen Science, Your students become field researchers while contributing directly to science.
Shape of Life, beautiful free videos aligned to Next Generation Science Standards and resources. It's easy to stream or download.
Teacher Professional Development
For questions about this or other Teacher Professional Development programs, please contact Ann Wasser at (831) 648-5716 ext.14 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Use the Museum’s Education Collection in your classroom! Outreach kits are free and designed to fit any classroom’s need. Take learning to a new level and let your students hold items like quartz crystals, model skulls, whale baleen, and furs. Below are ready-made classroom kits, but we can create kits for almost any subject.
- Predator and Prey Adaptions: Skulls and animal furs help students identify key adaptations that herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores have to help them survive.
- Monarch Butterflies, Build-an-Insect: Transform one of your students into a monarch butterfly! Classes learn about the differences between mammals and insects as well as the basic biology of a monarch butterfly with this classroom kit.
- The Ohlone and Natural Resources: How did the Ohlone live? Share arrowheads, a tule canoe, deer pelts, and other natural resources the Ohlone people used during their everyday life with your students.
- Museum Collection Items: If you would like to check out a few items to aid classroom lesson, you can set up an appointment to see which objects are available, and would work best in your class.
Request a Classroom Kit
Each kit is free of charge and may be checked out for a one week period. Complete the form below to request a kit.
Project WILD, One-Day Teacher Education Program
Project WILD is a wildlife-focused conservation education program for K-12 educators and their students.
Project WILD is one of the most widely-used conservation and environmental education programs among educators of students in kindergarten through high school. It is based on the premise that young people and educators have a vital interest in learning about our natural world.
Project WILD links students and wildlife through its mission to provide wildlife-based conservation and environmental education that fosters responsible actions toward wildlife and related natural resources. Through the use of balanced curriculum materials and professional training workshops, Project WILD accomplishes its goal of developing awareness, knowledge, skills, and commitment. This results in the making of informed decisions, responsible behavior, and constructive action concerning wildlife and the environment.
For more information about Project WILD, see the national website: www.projectwild.org
Please fill out the following form and the Museum Education staff will email you when the next workshop is being offered.
Project Learning Tree
The Museum provides one-day workshops on Project Learning Tree. The goal of Project Learning Tree is to teach students how to think, not what to think about complex environmental issues. Recognized as a leader in environmental education, PLT enhances critical thinking, problem solving, and effective decision making skills. PLT materials are multi-disciplinary and aligned with state and national education standards.
Project WET, One-Day Teacher Workshop
The Museum provides one-day workshops on Water Education for Teachers (WET) for Teachers that include a comprehensive training on the curriculum and a copy of the Project WET curriculum guide. Learn more about project WET.
Are you interested in an upcoming workshop?
Please complete this form and the Museum will email you program information when the next Project WET workshop is scheduled.
LiMPETS Citizen Science Teacher Workshop
The Museum holds two Teacher Workshops to train teachers in how to utilize the LiMPETS program to meet Next Generation Science Standards. One workshop addresses the Rocky Intertidal LiMPETS Program and one workshop addresses the Sand Crab Monitoring LiMPETS Program. (Click here to learn more about the LiMPETS program.)
Please complete this form and the Museum will email you program information when the workshop is scheduled.