Field Sketches – A Teacher Workshop at BVMNH

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The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History and the Texas A&M Regional Collaborative for Excellence in Science Teaching announce Field Sketches, a free workshop for science teachers at the Museum on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 9am to 4pm. Advanced registration is required and limited to 20 registrants.  Enroll by calling Dr. Carolyn Schroeder at (979) 458-4450 or emailing cschroeder@science.tamu.edu by Wednesday, Jan. 25.

The workshop offers continuing education credit for teachers through TRC in the Center for Mathematics and Science Education, College of Science, Texas A&M University. The workshop will be led by TRC Project Director Dr. Carolyn Schroeder and BVMNH Associate Director and Education Coordinator Maria Lazo.

Participants will learn how to teach their students to create a field notebook by starting one of their own. Teachers will use the Museum’s outside areas (weather permitting) as well as Museum specimens for drawing. Teachers will receive a sketchbook, pencils, watercolors, etc. This workshop is fun, educational, and easily adapted to a variety of settings and ability levels. Lunch and snacks will be provided for workshop participants.

“The Museum’s commitment to scientific and cultural literacy remains a key aspect of our mission and we strive to do all we can to assist local educators at every level with their efforts to enhance classroom learning in these areas,” explained Maria Lazo. “We are proud to partner with the A&M Regional Collaborative for Science in the Center for Mathematics and Science Education to offer this free continuing education opportunity for teachers.”

The BVMNH is open to visitors Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm.  For more information about this adult program, exhibits and other displays, events, programs, and activities, contact the Museum at (979) 776-2195, visit them on Facebook, or at www.brazosvalleymuseum.org.

Regular Museum Admission fees: adults $5; seniors/students/children $4; members and children 3 and under are free.