Educator's Showcase

The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History celebrates science education by hosting its second annual Educator’s Showcase from January 26 until February 6, 2010. This short-term exhibit is available at no cost to all educators in and around the Brazos Valley and will provide information from organizations that offer free and low cost materials and resources for educators, with an emphasis on environmental, science, and history education. This year’s showcase is sponsored by the Barbara Bush Literacy Corps.

“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. We hope this annual event will provide a forum for networking and for the exchange of valuable information about the exciting and meaningful supplemental materials, curricula, and other resources available in our area for use in the classroom” explains Maria Lazo, the Museum’s Associate Director and Education Coordinator.

In conjunction with the Showcase, the Museum is offering an Access Nature Teacher Workshop on February 6 from 9 am to 4 pm to train educators to utilize Access Nature, a National Wildlife Federation curriculum. Access Nature is a complete curriculum designed to align with National Science Education Standards for outdoor science. Targeting students ages 6-14, it focuses on habitats while developing environmental awareness and leadership skills. Advanced registration is required to attend this workshop, and it is free to the first 15 registrants. Enroll by calling Maria Lazo at the Museum.