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Fernbank Science Center

Fernbank Science Center

Professional Learning 

Fernbank Science Center has a long tradition of offering exciting professional learning opportunities to teachers. The classes range from 1 hour sessions to multi-week international trips. The classes are taught by our highly skilled scientists and science specialists. Each class is different in approach, but the goal is the same... "to give teachers the content and background they need to deliver engaging, standards based science lessons to their students." Many classes are taught at the science center during the school year and over the summer. Others classes have gone to Costa Rica, Mexico, the Galapagos Islands, Ossabaw Island, and many other exciting destinations. Explore the links below for more information.

Courses for 2019-2020

Science Saturdays - These Saturday morning sessions will be hands-on opportunities to expand your students' outdoor learning experiences with STEM and science activities. Each session features different instructors and some are grade level-specific. More Information>>

School Master Gardener - Learn gardening & landscaping techniques tailored for school grounds to create an outdoor classroom! Earn 5 PLU’s that are hands-on and full of meaningful interdisciplinary curricula! More information >>

Natural Communities of Georgia - Four one-day workshops provide first-hand experience with the unique natural communities found in Georgia. Teachers will travel by van to a different region of the state for each of the four workshop sessions. More Information>>

Growing UP Wild - an early childhood education curriculum that builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and encourages them to explore the world around them. More Information >>