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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 2018-2019

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 >>

School Garden Professional Learning Series - These Saturday morning sessions will be hands-on opportunities to learn seasonal garden tasks that are immediately applicable in your school garden and rich with lesson ideas for all grade levels.  More Information >>

Natural Communities of Georgia - Teachers of all grade levels will gain first-hand experience with the communities of plants and animals found in Georgia through a series of four field trips.  More Information >>

Monarchs in the Classroom - Teachers will explore basic butterfly ecology, learn about monarch butterfly citizen science projects and discover ways to create pollinator habitat in their schoolyard.  More Information >>