Educator Workshops

Stepping Out! Mammal Limbs and Movement

In this workshop, educators will work with a mammalogist to:

  • explore how skeletal morphology is integral to understanding biological evolution;
  • investigate characteristics of mammalian limb elements and locomotion; and
  • model the evolution of limb form and make predictions about function.

Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019; 11 am to 1 pm

Workshop location: Commons Learning Center, The University of Texas at Austin J. J. Pickle Research Campus (PRC).  10100 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78758

Cost: FREE!

This training is designed for science educators working with 5th-12th grade learners.  

Each educator will receive:

  • curriculum aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and STAAR standards;
  • opportunity to borrow the museum's loaner kits;
  • 2 CPE (continuing professional education) credit hours

REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 16, 2019

This workshop is part of the Darwin Day Celebration hosted by the Center for Inquiry – Austin. 

Questions about the workshop content?  Contact TMM Education

Aquatic Ecosystems: Austin's Natural Laboratories

In this workshop, educators will work with university biologists to:

  • gain a better understanding of aquatic ecosystems and resources in the Austin area;
  • identify common protists found in Waller Creek and UT Austin's Turtle Pond; and
  • recognize microorganisms indicative of water quality.

Date: TBA Spring 2019 -- 9 am-4 pm

Workshop location: Biological Laboratories Bldg., The University of Texas at Austin

Cost: FREE! A $25 deposit, refunded at the end of the workshop, will be required to complete registration

Educators will participate in inquiry-based activities in the field and laboratory. 

This training is designed for science educators working with 6th-12th grade learners.  

Each educator will receive:

  • curriculum aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and STAAR standards;
  • experience conducting integrated field and laboratory activities;
  • opportunity to borrow the museum's loaner kits;
  • 6 CPE (continuing professional education) credit hours; and
  • 6 TEEAC (Texas Environmental Education Advisory Committee) credit hours