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 2016

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! Click here for more information.

New Teacher Workshop Series 2016-17: The Natural Communities of Georgia - DeKalb County teachers of all grade levels are invited to participate in a new workshop series being offered by Fernbank Science Center. The one-day workshops provide first-hand experience with the unique plant communities found in Georgia. Teachers will travel by van to a different region of the state for each of the four workshop sessions. The DeKalb County School District’s Professional Development Office covers the cost of substitute teachers for all workshop participants. Click here for more information.