Stronach & Moniz to teach at MITS’ last PDS of 2015

Time is running out…
Sign up now for the last PDS of the year on April 7th!

Join the Museum Institute for Teaching Science for their last Professional Development Seminar of 2015 on Tuesday, April 7th!
PDS sessions are designed for staff, volunteers and other museum professionals from science, history, art and other cultural institutions and centers in New England.
Don’t miss out on this exciting, hands-on professional development opportunity for you and your staff!


Changes in Bird Populations in Massachusetts and Opportunities for Educators

Joan Walsh, Director of Bird Monitoring, Mass Audubon

For the Birds: Investigating Engaging Experiences to Use in Your Programs

Rachel Stronach, Executive Director, and Liz Moniz, Education and Outreach Director, Lloyd Center for the Environment, Dartmouth, MA

What does inquiry look like in action? How can you engage students and teachers with inquiry investigations that can be used right in their schoolyard but connect to global issues?

Discover how to use birds to engage students in science using hands-on, inquiry-based investigations. Birds are easily accessible animals that can be used to inspire a student’s curiosity in the natural world, leading to a deeper understanding of more complex concepts in science. We will use the Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Standards as we explore elements of science and engineering design inspired by the study of birds.

If you want to find investigations that you can incorporate into your on-site professional development or traveling school programs, don’t miss this afternoon!

·        Date: Tuesday, April 7th, 2015
·        Time: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
·        Location: Higgins Center, Clark University, Worcester, MA
·        Cost: $40
·        PDPs: 5 PDPs are available

Registration fee includes lunch.

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Photo: Taken at the Lloyd Center by Kevin Roderigues