K-12 Professional Development

Hope and Hazard: The Fascinating World of the Teenage Brain

Grades 6 - 12

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Delve into the differences between adult and adolescent brains and the powerful impact this understanding can have for you and your students.   

Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons

Grades K - 5

New Dates:  February 27 & 28, 2020

Facilitated by Picture-Perfect NSTA Press authors Karen Ansberry and Emily Morgan, this two-day workshop is ideal for elementary educators who want to integrate STEM and literacy in their classroom or STEM lab.

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Building A Culture of Argumentation

Grades 4 - 12

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Enjoy a day of “arguing” with your peers as you participate in a series of activities that model specific research-based instructional strategies designed to get your students engaged in richer, more productive discourse.

Ecosystem Interactions: Finding the Balance Field Course

Grades PreK - 12

Three-Day River Field Course
June 11-13, 2020

(onsite at the Museum)
June 20, 2020

A Natural History Immersion Experience along the Gunnison River. Explore the interactions that occur every day in nature. 


Argumentation- The Language of Inquiry (Hybrid Course)

Grades 6 - 12

Summer Face-to-Face (at Museum)
June 24-26, 2020 

Six Week Online Course
September 7 -October 18, 2020

Final Face-to-Face (at Museum)
October 17, 2020 

This face-to-face and on-line coursework focuses on how your students can enrich their learning and sense-making using non-fiction text, scientific writing, graphic literacy, and productive discourse. Have fun as you observe, practice, plan and implement research-based strategies that support all learners.

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Rescheduled: New date coming soon - Joyful Learning: Earth & Space

Grades K - 12

Dear Educators: This is just for fun.  As a lifelong learner, let us pique your curiosity and give you special access to the Museum so that you can simply enjoy three special experiences that will feed your soul.