Fernbank Science Center has a long tradition of offering exciting professional learning opportunities to DeKalb 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 Spring 2013
Please contact Nathan Haeck for more details about the spring opportunities.
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2/2/13 Kennesaw Mountain and Southern Railway Museum
This exciting trip on 2/2/13 to Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield will take you back 150 years to Civil War times. We will be studying the Geology that affected the war as well as visiting the Southern Museum in Kennesaw Cost of this trip is 25.00.
3/15-3/17/13 Okefenokee Swamp Trip
This trip is a weekend trip to the Okefenokee Swamp. Teachers will venture down to a region of Georgia to experience nature first hand. We will be exploring the swamp with a guided tour and learning the in and out of swamp life. You never know we may even see the "swamp thing." Cost of the weekend trip is $150.00. DeKalb teachers will receive a $75.00 stipend upon completion of the course.
3/30/13 Trilobites and Indians
On this adventure to north Georgia we will be collecting trilobite fossils and stopping to experience the Cherokee Indian Capital. This trip will take us to a fossil locale to collect as many trilobite fossils as you can find. You are guaranteed to collect many to take back to your classroom. We will also be learning the way of life for the Cherokee Indians at New Echota State Park. Cost of the trip is $25.00. DeKalb teachers will receive a $20.00 stipend upon completion of the course.
5/4/13 Milledgeville Museum and Geology
This teacher trip will take us back in time when Atlanta was not the capital of Georgia. We will explore the history and geology of central Georgia. The cost of this trip is $25.00.
5/18/13 Villa Rica gold Museum
On this Professional Learning trip, teachers will experience the first gold rush in Georgia. We will be touring the mining process used and go into the actual mine. We will also be experiencing panning for gems as it is included. The cost of the trip is 25.00.
- School Master Gardener - Learn gardening & landscaping techniques tailored for school grounds to create an outdoor classroom!
- Interested in going to Italy? Fernbank Science Center has partnered with EF Education First to offer an Adult Professional Development Tour for Georgia Science teachers and educators to ITALY, Summer 2013!