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Educator Workshops

Earn CPDUs, CEUs, or National Louis graduate credit. Current opportunities are listed below. If you have questions regarding our educator workshops, email us:

Learning Through Collections Professional Development Series

Saturday, April 5, 2014 10am - 12pm:

STEAM at The Field: Sketching and Science

Explore how art and science connect with Field Museum artist-in-residence, Peggy MacNamara.  We will practice using skills of observation both to bring to life an animal to life as a piece of artwork and to gain further scientific knowledge about that specimen.  Get ready to share a new app “The Art and Science of Birds” with your students and use it as a tool to enhance both the sciences and the arts!

Pre-registration required - email
2 CPDUs, Free with pre-registration
Free parking available

Educator Open House

Before you finish out the 2013-2014 school year, remember to check back here for the date of the Annual Educator Open House at The Field Museum!  This yearly event is typically hosted on a weeknight evening in early fall.

Educator Open House highlights often include:

  • Going behind-the-scenes with Field Museum scientists
  • Exploring objects from our collections up-close
  • Getting tips and tricks from Museum Educators
  • Viewing temporary exhibitions - sometimes BEFORE they are open to the public!
  • Special offers available only to Educator Open House attendees  

This is a free event open to all educators. 


Field Ambassadors 

The Field Ambassador program is a professional learning community through which Chicago-area educators receive on-going professional development on the Museum’s resources—our exhibitions, collections, educational programs—and best practices in using museums to support student learning. In return, Field Ambassadors serve as liaisons between the Museum and their school community by sharing our resources with colleagues and keeping us abreast of the changing needs of the educator-audience. For more information about program dates, requirements of participation, and to download an application visit Field Ambassadors!

Teacher professional development programs sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co.


Educator In-Services

Learn the ins and outs of planning successful focused field trips, how to bring the Museum's collections to your classroom, or dive deep into content. Schedule a 3-hour customized professional development program for educators at the Museum or your school.  More details on the Educator In-Services page.


Other Opportunities