FHSU's Sternberg Museum offers teacher education

Fort Hays State University?s Sternberg Museum of Natural History has announced a workshop for primary and middle school teachers. The class is called "Using rocks and fossils to reconstruct the past."

The workshop will be offered two separate times, one for teachers of grades K-4 and one for teachers of grades 5-8.

"The state science standards differ depending on the grade levels," explained Cameron Liggett, museum educator. "We want to break up the information so it is targeted to the teachers' needs in their own classrooms."

Registration for the workshop is $10. It will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a break for lunch. The class for K-4 grade teachers will be on Saturday, Feb. 28. The registration deadline for this class is Wednesday, Feb. 18.

The class for fifth- through eighth-grade teachers will be Saturday, Feb. 21. The registration deadline for this class is Wednesday, Feb. 11.

"We will present some great activities that the teachers can use in their classrooms and review some of the resources that the museum keeps for teacher checkout," Liggett said. "We want area teachers to know that the Sternberg Museum is a resource for them in all their science teaching needs."

Registration forms for the workshops can be downloaded from the museum's Web site at www.SternbergMuseum.com. Follow the link for education.

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