Educators and Student Development Programs

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370 Zoo Road, Jacksonville, FL, United States

Escape to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens for the only walking safari in Northeast Florida. Discover the earth’s wildlife through interactive and educational experiences. A true family adventure, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is growing and changing daily and is dedicated to consistently improving.  Beginning in 2004 with Range of the Jaguar and continuing with Giraffe Overlook and Savanna Blooms garden, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is quickly becoming a world-class establishment. The Zoo has something for everyone with more than 2,000 rare and exotic animals and 1,000 varieties of plants. Whether you are a visitor to Florida’s First Coast or a lifetime resident, we invite you to experience the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens through interactions with people, wildlife and the environment.

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Jacksonville Zoo and Garden

Teachers and Educators 

The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is home to approximately 275 species of animals (approximately 1,400 individuals) and approximately 2,000 species of plants from around the world.  It is also the field trip destination for nearly 100,000 school students, teachers and chaperones every year from as far away as Columbia, SC & Savannah, GA, to Orlando & Tallahassee, FL.  Whether you are studying Life Cycles, Adaptations, Animal Behavior or Ecosystems, there is plenty to see and do while visiting the Zoo.

Learn more about Field Trips

Learn more about On-site Education Programs

Learn more about Outreach, a program that brings the animals to you

Learn more about Your Visit


March, April & May are the busiest months for school Field trips.  Nearly 50,000 or 50% of our annual field trip attendance occurs during these spring months.  It is strongly recommended that if you want to schedule a field trip during this time that you make your reservation in January.  If you are local or want to avoid the spring rush, we highly recommend that you visit in the fall and winter.

Teacher & Educator Workshops

Whether you are a classroom teacher, home schooling parent, museum or park service educator, the Zoo’s Education Department Teacher & Educator Workshops are geared to help you engage your students in environmental education.

Throughout the year we offer Project WET (Water Education for Teachers), Project WILD (Wildlife in Learning Design) and Project Learning Tree Workshops at the Zoo.  If you are interested in having any or all of these workshops held at your school or facility, we are able to coordinate and facilitate them to suit your needs at the Jacksonville Zoo and garden in Florida.


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29 North Davis Street, Jacksonville, FL, United States

Building on the community’s proud heritage, the Ritz is truly a Special Place, where history’s missing chapters are being restored, where talent is nurtured and creativity is celebrated in Jacksonville, Florida.  It is a community gathering place where ideas are exchanged, information is disseminated and a roadmap for the future is developed.

Whether visiting the museum, attending a concert, viewing a film or listening to a lecture, the Ritz has a special energy that leaves you with a special feeling. There is always an exhibition, music, dance or the dramatic arts inside the Ritz that will enthrall, educate and entertain.

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Student Teen Programs at the Ritz Museum and Theater Florida

Ritz Sound & Vocal Performers (RSVP)

RSVP is the combined musical force of the Ritz Voices youth choir and the Ritz Sound instrumental ensemble.  It brings together youth ages 12-18 to discover the power of singing learning and playing music together. RSVP provides a multifaceted music education and performance program for youth, fostering talent and a sense of community. Through concerts and frequent community performances, the Ritz Sound and Vocal Performers serve as ambassadors for the Ritz Theatre and Museum and the City of Jacksonville, using voice and music as a tool for youth development, social healing and community building. The youth perform concerts at the Ritz Theatre, around metropolitan Jacksonville, throughout the state of Florida and occasionally travel outside the state.

  Do you have questions about RSVP?

Email us at

Want to request them for a special event?

Peformance Request Application

Membership Requirements

Membership requirements are designed to insure high quality and standards for the RSVP members. Members take pride in developing a tradition of musical superiority, dedication and commitment to good citizenship.

  • Resident of the Jacksonville Metropolitan area
  • Ages 12-18
  • Completion of membership application
  • Complete an acceptable audition
  • Maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Annual membership fees are required for each student, and are due early in the performance season


The Ritz Youth Institute offers educational programs for youth of African descent that will empower them to achieve and personally develop into productive and contributing leaders. The Ritz Youth Institute programs are designed to be an adjunct to the school curriculum providing an in depth knowledge of African American and the African Diasporan experience, critical thinking and training in public presentation and oration to inspire greatness at any level. Presently, there are two programs offered in Florida,

Young Black Intellectuals (YBI) and the Youth Oratorical Masters Initiative (YOMI)


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1113-31 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

In the city where freedom rings, you’re free to rock at the Hard Rock Cafe Philadelphia! Located in the historic Reading terminal train station, this popular downtown nightspot is just blocks away from the birthplace of America: Independence Hall. Take in the sights, shop nearby at the largest urban enclosed mall, then celebrate your independence and this great nation where rock ‘n’ roll was born – at the Hard Rock Cafe Philadelphia.


Hard Rock Cafe Philadelphia

Teachers & Educators

Look no further then Hard Rock Cafe Philadelphia to hold your Next event. HRC Philadelphia the Spot to hold your next Educator Event. Whether it is a Educators get together, team building or a seminar,  our living museum of Rock ‘n’ Roll memorabilia makes a fantastic backdrop for any special event that you have in mind. Located at the Terminal station, in Philadelphia, come join us for Breakfast, lunch or dinner on your way through the city of Philadelphia. We offer four options of group menus with inclusive pricing for any group over 15 people and are able to accommodate up to a 1200. Contact Dawn N. Bundick or Jackie Antonucci in Group Sales at 215.238.0639 to make your reservation and let us help you plan your next Educator Event!


Sit-down (Pic):

Entire cafe: 280

The Philadelphia Room:

Entire Cafe: 110 PPL 

Reception (Limited Seating) (Pic): 

Entire Cafe: 660 PPL

The Philadelphia Room: 220 PPL

Hard Rock - Rock Shop

Make your Hard Rock Experience more Awesome by visiting the ROCK SHOP and get your exclusive Hard Rock Memorabilia and get something that will make your trip a memory that will always last!

Click on the Menu below for Full Group Menu Available

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100 15th St SW, Washington, DC, United States

A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. Federal support guarantees the Museum’s permanent place on the National Mall, and its far-reaching educational programs and global impact are made possible by generous donors.

In addition to its leadership training programs, the Museum sponsors on-site and traveling exhibitions, educational outreach, Web site, campus outreach and Holocaust commemorations, including the nation’s annual observance in the U.S. Capitol.

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Washington, DC

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum For Teachers and Educators


The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum promotes the responsible teaching of the Holocaust through a variety of programs to help the nation’s educators increase their knowledge of Holocaust history and implement sound teaching strategies. The annual Arthur and Rochelle Belfer Conference for Teachers attracts up to 200 middle and secondary teachers from around the United States each year. In addition, the Education Division offers workshops and conferences in Washington, D.C. and in local communities throughout the country, as well as an on-line workshop. Skilled secondary school teachers can participate in the Museum Teacher Fellowship Program and join a national corps of educators who serve as leaders in Holocaust education in their schools, communities, and professional organizations. The Regional Education Corps (REC), a group of master teachers drawn from the Museum Teacher Fellowship Program, assists the Museum in implementing educational programming on a national level.

The Museum also supports a study tour to Germany, Poland, and Israel for secondary school educators. The Holocaust and Jewish Resistance Teacher Program is co-sponsored by the American Federation of Teachers, the Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, and the Jewish Labor Committee.


This online workshop includes video segments from a workshop presented in Baltimore, Maryland. The guidelines and methodological suggestions in these video segments are at the core of every teacher workshop and conference presented by the Museum. They are offered here for teachers who are unable to attend a professional development program presented by the Museum in Washington, DC. In addition to video of the actual workshop session, segments include historical and artifact photographs, text, and links to related sites within the Museum’s Web site.


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The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. To reach those individuals and communities that might not otherwise have access to this education, the Museum has developed a number of programs for youth in the local Washington, DC, region and throughout the country.



For more information, please contact:

Jesse Nickelson, EdD

Director, Youth and Community Initiatives

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW

Washington, DC 20024-2126

(T) 202.314.1768

(F) 202.314.7888



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15 West 28th Street, New York, NY, United States

Since 1984, TADA! has been providing young people of all different backgrounds, including a large number of disadvantaged children and families, the opportunity to explore and perform musical theater together in an educational, supportive, and professional environment. Every year, TADA! produces three original musical theater productions with a discounted ticket program; free pre-professional training and youth development opportunities through the Resident Youth Ensemble composed of over 65 NYC kids ages 8-18; renowned Arts Education in-school residencies and after-school programs that are subsidized by our funders; and theater classes for kids of all ages taught by professional teaching artists and for which need-based scholarships are readily available.



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TADA Theater for Students

Professional Development Workshops for Students

TADA! is a place to develop your skills through professional training, performances and a vast support network. Whether you are just starting out or have been studying and performing since you were little, somethings always happening at TADA!: musical theater, improvisation, acting, performing in our productions, internships and more.

If you’re interested in training and performance, then consider auditioning for ourResident Youth Ensemble. If you get in, you’ll have opportunities to perform in original musicals at our Off-Broadway theater for family audiences. Plus we offer college preparation assistance, paid internships, advanced theater classes and more!

And, of course, you can check out TADA!’s current mainstage musical productions.

The TADA! Resident Youth Ensemble

At the heart of TADA! is the Ensemble, a unique, award-winning, completely free, pre-professional theater training and youth development program for more than 65 children aged 8-18 who come from across the NY metro area. Membership in the Ensemble is by audition only, and members perform in mainstage productions and at special events throughout NYC. However, the program doesn’t end there! Youth development activities range from transportation subsidies to small group mentoring with TADA! staff, to college preparation and tours to free snacks during rehearsals. In addition to theater skills, Ensemble Members improve their abilities in teamwork, time management, public speaking, positive communication, and conflict resolution.

Over 1,000 kids have been part of the TADA! productions and Ensemble program since 1984.

Check the Resident Youth Ensemble FAQ

For detailed information, please contact Angie McCormack, Stage Manager, at or by calling 212.252.1619 x131.

TADA!’s Resident Youth Ensemble Program is supported in part by the Heart & Soul Foundation, The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and the Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust.


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TADA Theater for Teachers

Professional Development Workshops for Teachers

TADA! recognizes that teachers are students as well, looking for new ways to reach as many of their children as possible. By offering professional development to schools, TADA! provides effective Arts Education methodologies and tangible lesson plans that connect teacher practices to the NYS Learning Standards and NYC DOE Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts. TADA! also works to inspire and re-inspire teachers and to provide a comfort level with using theater and musical theater in the classroom.

TADA! Teaching Artists introduce classroom teachers to theater and provides them with skills necessary to enhance their academic curricula through the arts; engage in theater games and improvisation; become comfortable with basic directing and choreographing; and use theater for conflict resolution. Workshops include: Playwriting, Integrating Literacy and Theater Arts, Movement Games, Living Biography, Diction/Speech/Dialects, Early Childhood Teaching Techniques and Dalcroze Method (musical training through movement).

Selected Biographies of our Education Staff & Teaching Artists


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5105 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE, United States

Founded by Henry Francis du Pont, Winterthur (pronounced “winter-tour”) is the premier museum of American decorative arts, reflecting both early America and the du Pont family’s life here. We offer programs for Schools for School Field Trips, Family programs as well offer College Student programs. Its 60-acre naturalistic garden is among the country’s best, and its research library serves scholars from around the world. We invite you to visit and explore this place of beauty, history, and learning.

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Winterthur Research Fellowship Program

Winterthur welcomes researchers. Academic, independent, and museum scholars, as well as advanced graduate students are invited to apply for short and long-term residential research fellowships. Research fellows conduct research in many areas of social and cultural history, including material culture, architecture, decorative arts, design, consumer culture, garden and landscape studies, Shaker studies, travel and tourism, the Atlantic World, and objects in literature. Winterthur’s collections are rich and diverse, and we welcome applications that offer fresh approaches to our resources.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to search Wintercat, visit Winterthur, and contact staff members to discuss potential research projects. The suitability of a project to Winterthur’s collections is the primary consideration of the fellowship award committee.
More information can be found in the  Winterthur Research Fellowship Brochure




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College Programs at Winterthur

Winterthur’s museum and library collections allow students to explore the social, political, intellectual, and cultural history of the seventeenth through the early twentieth centuries. Our rich resources and setting also make Winterthur a fabulous place to visit if your focus is architecture, craftsmanship, horticulture, interior design, set design, and even American literature (like Winterthur, Jay Gatsby’s home included period settings).

Select a house tour from our current offerings, or contact our staff to arrange an experience that is customized to meet your curriculum needs. All tickets include a garden tram ride (when available) and access to the garden and galleries (including changing exhibitions).

Option 1: One-hour tour of your choice. $15 per person. Available Tuesday-Sunday.

Option 2: Two-hour tour of your choice. $25 per person. Available Tuesday-Sunday.

Option 3: Two-hour tour of your choice, and additional custom experiences, such as a look at select library resources or a tour of the conservation labs. $35 per person, available Tuesday-Friday.

 Call 800.448.3883 to make a reservation or 302.888.4645 to discuss custom options. Alternatively, please email


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6000 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, VT, United States

Shelburne Museum is a must visit location for School Groups of all Grades and ages. The museum  offers a unique collection of over 150,000 works including Impressionist paintings, folk art, quilts and textiles, decorative arts, furniture, American paintings, and a dazzling array of 17th-to 20th-century artifacts. The collections are housed in 39 buildings, 25 of which are historic and were relocated to the Museum grounds.

Impressionist paintings, folk art, quilts and textiles, decorative arts, furniture, American paintings, and a dazzling array of 17th-to 20th-century artifacts are on view. Shelburne is home to the finest museum collections of 19th-century American folk art, quilts, 19th- and 20th-century decoys, and carriages.

The Museum’s collections, educational programs for School Groups and teachers, special events, workshops, activities, and special exhibitions constantly offer new perspectives on four centuries of art and material culture, assuring visitors a museum experience unlike any other.

Professional Development for Teachers and Workshops

We invite educators to join us each spring and fall for professional development opportunities.

Shelburne Museum is proud to partner with Turning Points in American History to provide professional development for educators in the social studies.

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30 Plant Street, Ogdensburg, NJ, United States

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Mineralogy & Mining Education

The Sterling Hill Mining Museum is dedicated to educating teachers and their students about natural resource issues, with particular reference to the State of New Jersey.

Our education programs explore such topics as the geology and mineralogy of New Jersey, our nonrenewable resources (metals, nonmetals, and fuels), how those resources have been extracted and used over time, and, in a global sense, how our present lives are shaped by the materials available to us. We work within the broad fields of the STEM core subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), which we often explore not only in their current but also historical contexts.

All of our educational offerings are aligned with New Jersey core curriculum standards and are designed to be implemented by teachers within the context of their existing school curriculum.

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Education: College-Level Instruction

Sterling Hill has long been a destination of choice for universities interested in introducing their students to concepts of geology, ore deposit formation, mineralogy, and industrial process technology through field trips. For decades that function was filled by the New Jersey Zinc Company, operators of the Sterling Hill mine until its closure in 1986.

We continue that tradition by offering the following, either singly or in any desired combination:

  • Underground and surface field instruction at Sterling Hill
  • Lectures and seminars
  • Mineral collecting opportunities, including nighttime collecting for fluorescent minerals
  • Off-site field trips to other localities nearby

In addition, our three Ph.D. geologists can offer local expertise on a variety of research topics, including technical support of thesis research at the baccalaureate and advanced degree levels. We regularly cooperate with university professors and their students on aspects of the local mineralogy and geology, and are eager to see more studies done in the area to continue the flow of knowledge. More remains to be learned than is known thus far.

College groups interested in field trips to Sterling Hill are encouraged to contact Dr. Earl Verbeek at, or by phone at 973-209-7212, to discuss their plans and obtain a price quote. Prices depend on the combination of services desired and the length of time required, but as a rough guide, count on $20 per student for an all-day tour, plus $5 admission fee and $1.50/lb if mineral collecting at Sterling Hill is to be added. Off-site field trips will be slightly more expensive, as will lectures and seminars due to preparation time. Research support is generally offered gratis as long as the results are intended for publication.

Campgrounds are available nearby for groups wishing to spend more than one day in the area, and the town of Franklin, only 2.5 miles distant, offers a full complement of fast-food restaurants for inexpensive dinner fare.


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Discounted Admission for All Members of the New Jersey Education Association

Teacher Instruction

We proudly offer a $1.00 discount on admission to all New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) members and their accompanying relatives.

Why Discounted Admission to Educators?

This access will provide New Jersey educators with numerous valuable opportunities — to preview the museum in preparation for class trips for their students, to gather valuable information and resources as they prepare to teach earth science and history in their classrooms, and much more.

Approximately 30,000 students visit us annually on about 400 class trips. The Sterling Hill Mining Museum works in partnership with New Jersey educators in a wide range of exciting education programs at the museum as well as in New Jersey classrooms.

This program offering discounted admission to New Jersey educators is designed to extend and deepen the relationships we already have established.

Our Commitment to Education

Teacher Resources

Sterling Hill’s education committee has made available several free resources to make class trips to the Sterling Hill Mining Museum more successful and productive: Information SheetsLesson Plans and Student Surveys.

Professional Workshops for Instructors

Sterling Hill Mining Museum is a State-registered provider of professional development training for teachers.

We offer scheduled On-site WorkshopsOff-Site Training and Field Trips. Our scheduled workshops are also announced through the NJSSI List-Serv system.

NJEA membership benefits   Check out the NJEA Member Benefits


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2700 F Street Northwest, Washington, DC, United States

The Kennedy Center Education Department commissions, produces, presents, and tours performances for students, teachers, adults, and families; offers professional development opportunities in the arts for teachers and artists; creates and implements model programs for use by other performing arts centers and schools; develops and encourages community and national outreach programs; fosters careers of young artists and arts managers; and provides arts education resources via satellite, the Internet, in print, and in person. Performances for school groups provide opportunities to learn, to explore, and to embrace the arts.



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Ballet Class Series

Ballet Class Series

The Kennedy Center Ballet Class Series offers advanced high school ballet students the unique opportunity to participate in master classes with teachers from the national and internationally renowned ballet companies performing at the Kennedy Center.

Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead

Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead

Under the direction of Jason Moran, Kennedy Center Artistic Advisor for Jazz, Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead is an international two-week jazz residency performance and composition project discovering and presenting the next generation of jazz greats.

Conservatory Project

Conservatory Project

The Conservatory Project creates an ongoing showcase for our nation’s exceptional young talent and introduces Washington audiences to young musicians destined to have important careers.

The DeVos Institute

The DeVos Institute

As one of the largest, busiest performing arts centers in the world, the Kennedy Center and its leadership have developed extensive expertise in strategic planning, artistic planning, board management, marketing, fundraising, and financial management.

Domingo - Cafritz Young Artist Program

Domingo – Cafritz Young Artist Program

This resident-training program offers artists on the verge of international careers a course of intensive training, study, career guidance, and performance opportunities in Washington, DC and beyond.

Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell

Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell

This three-week summer residency offers intermediate to advanced-level ballet dancers, ages 14-18, an opportunity to study exclusively with one of the most important ballerinas of the 20th century, Suzanne Farrell.

Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

A national theater program involving 18,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide which has served as a catalyst in improving the quality of college theater in the United States.

NSO Youth Fellowship Program

NSO Youth Fellowship Program

The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) Youth Fellowship Program is a full scholarship orchestral training program for talented young musicians in grades 9-12.

National Symphony Orchestra

NSO Young Associates’ Program

The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) is sponsoring its Young Associates’ Program for high school students in grades 11 and 12 in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area who are interested in pursuing a musical career.

NSO Young Soloists' Competition

NSO Young Soloists’ Competition

To perform as a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra is every music student’s dream, and this is the prize of the NSO Young Soloists’ competition, High School Division, designed to encourage and foster the development of young performing artists in the Washington metropolitan area.

NSO Summer Music Institute

NSO Summer Music Institute

Every summer, approximately 70 students (ages 15-20) from all over the nation meet in Washington, D.C., to attend the National Trustees’ National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute (SMI).

Opera Institute

Opera Institute

This three-week summer training program for talented high school singers and pianists features an intense and focused curriculum geared toward preparing students for college performance programs and beyond.

VSA International Young Soloists Competition

VSA International Young Soloists Competition

This award annually recognizes outstanding emerging young musicians living with disabilities, ages 14 to 25, from around the world and nurtures their pre-professional career experiences.

VSA International Young Soloists Competition

Rosemary Kennedy Internship Initiative

Students and young adults living with disabilities who have an interest in the arts, arts education, and arts administration are provided with hands-on experiential professional skill development opportunities.


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7 Congress Street, Portland, ME, United States

The Portland Museum of Art, founded in 1882, is Maine’s oldest and largest public art institution. The Museum’s architecturally significant buildings unite three centuries that showcase the history of American art and culture. The Museum’s collection of more than 17,000 objects includes decorative and fine arts dating from the 18th century to the present. The heart of the Museum’s collection is the State of Maine Collection, which features works by artists such as Winslow Homer, Marsden Hartley, Rockwell Kent, John Marin, Louise Nevelson, and Andrew Wyeth. The Museum has the largest European art collection in Maine. The major European movements from Impressionism through Surrealism are represented by the Joan Whitney Payson, Albert Otten, and the Isabelle and Scott Black Collection, which include works by Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, René Magritte, Claude Monet, Edvard Munch, Pablo Picasso, and Auguste Rodin. The Elizabeth B. Noyce Collection, a bequest of 66 paintings and sculptures, has transformed the scope and quality of the Museum’s American collection, bringing to the Museum its first paintings by George Bellows, Alfred Thompson Bricher, and Jamie Wyeth, and adding masterpieces to the collection by Childe Hassam, Fitz Henry Lane, and N. C. Wyeth. In addition to exhibitions, the Museum has constantly changing educational programs, family festivals, lectures, art classes, musical concerts, bookgroups, art camps, gallery talks, and much more.

The Museum’s collection is housed in three architecturally significant buildings

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Teacher Preview Nights

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 “Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum”

Art in Process: Winslow Homer, High School Students, and Creativity

High School students discover the art of Winslow Homer and his life in Maine then create works of art based on their own personal interpretations of “a sense of place in art.”

Winslow Homer Illustrations: A Master Teachers Project

Share the Museum’s treasure-trove of Homer illustrations from Harper’s Weekly with your students! These innovative lesson plans for grades K-12 will spark your creativity for presenting the Museum’s digitized collection of Homer illustrations in your classroom.

Discovering Place

This teacher resource website features lesson plans using Winslow Homer’s Weatherbeaten(1894) and Frederic Edwin Church’s Mount Katahdin from Millinocket Camp (1895). The 29 curriculum units for grades K-12 focus on the theme of “a sense of place in art.”

Artful Assessment

Highlighting great works of art from the Portland Museum of Art’s collections, Artful Assessment demonstrates how the visual arts integrate with a variety of content areas through lesson plans in language arts, science, social studies, and the visual arts.


Designed for student use, AccessOnline is a free interactive Web site featuring five “Interactivities” that introduce students to 19th-century American art and architecture at the Portland Museum of Art.


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10 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT, United States

Opened in July 1988, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk offers visitors of all ages the opportunity to have a good time while learning about the vital natural resource just off our shore: Long Island Sound. Set in a refurbished 1860s factory at the mouth of the Norwalk River, the Aquarium building and its location reflect the region’s industrial past and human uses of Long Island Sound for recreation and commerce. The Aquarium has programs for anyone and everyone. All ages. Whether you are looking for a family outing, to educational school programs. Even plan your birthday party at the Aquarium. Please check below for all programs offered.

Visitors explore at their own pace, observing 34 exhibits featuring more than 1,200 marine animals of 259 species. The Long Island Sound journey begins along a freshwater river and the shallow waters of the salt marsh, then moves into deeper and deeper habitats out to the open ocean. These close encounters with animals, enhanced by friendly volunteer interpreters and informative display panels, educate visitors about the aquatic life of Long Island Sound and its watershed.

The sharks, seals, river otters, sea turtles and other animals, carefully tended in re-created natural settings, serve as ambassadors both for their species and the Sound’s natural environment. These intimate encounters are the heart of the learning experience and provide visitors – children especially – with a basis for understanding their role in the web of life.



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Professional Development for Teachers and School Administrators by The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, Connecticut

The Maritime Aquarium can offer Professional Development for teachers for either a full- or half-day venue at the Aquarium, or at your school.

The most popular PD historically involves teachers being the students aboard our research vessel Oceanic for half a day, learning about the biological and physical aspects Long Island Sound and collecting real-time data that can then be used in their classrooms. The second half of the day is spent in the Aquarium learning how the exhibits can be used to teach and reinforce state goals and standards and grade-level expectations. Time will be spent discussing curriculum, grade appropriateness, exhibits and the species, and includes subject areas as well as science.

We can suggest pre- and post-trip activities, as well as the many ways of applying lessons to your state’s goals and standards and to your curriculum.

We can also train teachers in how to take their students on field trips to local beaches, parks and streams so they may use these local locations to teach grade-level science classes directed at state goals and standards. These field experiences may not only involve the sciences, but also reinforcing math skills, art, history and writing.

Staff at The Maritime Aquarium also are willing to customize science professional development to enrich subject-area learning for a grade level or the entire staff.

Call (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206, to make reservations or ext. 2352 if you have any questions about the program.


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Queens, 228-06 Northern Boulevard, Douglaston, NY, United States

The Alley Pond Environmental Center (APEC), a nonprofit environmental education organization, is dedicated to educating children and adults in the New York metropolitan area, protecting and preserving Alley Pond Park, open spaces and waterbodies, and advocating for sustainable environmental policies and practices.

Our nature trails traverse ponds, salt marshes, forests and meadows where visitors will see shore birds, migrating flocks, and a variety of small animals. Or, visitors can attend one of APEC’s many environmentally-informed programs for children and adults. Please explore our website to learn more.

APEC is dedicated to establishing awareness, understanding and appreciation of the environment and to preserving nature in an urban setting. The building is open 7 days a week, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except for major holidays. Please check the calendar for closures. Walking trails are open from dawn to dusk, year ‘round. Parking and entrance to the building and grounds is free.

Student Internships

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Students Internship Programs (High School) at Alley Pond Environmental Center

High School Field Biology Internship for Students in Sophomores and Juniors & High School Senior Independent Internship for Seniors

The Students internship programs introduce students to environmental field studies. Students learn how to conduct practical filed research through examination of water, soil, and air quality, and biodiversity.

Students will gain confidence in scientific inquiry and learn the basics of research techniques and species identification as we explore and understand the 635 + acres of Alley Pond Park. Having taken Living Environment before attending this internship is a bonus, but not required.

Applicant Students must submit a completed Field Biology Internship Application.

Field Biology Internships (FBI)

Costs and Materials

The Syllabus

The syllabus is full of many interesting topics that scientists encounter in their studies of the environment. From air and water quality to ecosystem biodiversity, students will experience new challenges each class. Every year new topics are added and expanded. Past classes have focused on Estuary Fauna, Pond Scum, GPS and Orienteering, Water, Soil and Air Testing and Biodiversity.

Call Field Biology Internship educator Kimesha Reid Grant at 718-229-4000 ext. 202 for this year’s syllabus and more information.

Costs and Materials

The Students internships are FREE, and are underwritten by The New York City Environmental Fund. Each student will receive a FREE field notebook, Field Guides and Dichotomous Keys.

Depending on the syllabus for each semester, students will use a variety of field materials such as:

Binoculars (Students Program)
Magnifying Glasses (Students Program)
Field Guides (Students Program)
Field Books (Students Program)
Dichotomous Keys (Students Program)
Sampling Nets (Students Program)
Seine Nets (Students Program)
Weather Station (Students Program)
Water Testing Supplies (Students Program)
Soil Testing Supplies (Students Program)
Air Quality Testing Supplies (Students Program)
Compass (Students Program)
GPS (Students Program)
Refractometer (Students Program)
Clinometers (Students Program)
and more…

The Senior Independent Internships

Students must be High School seniors

Seniors and Students who are interested in the Senior Independent Internship can contact us for information on setting-up a program that interests them.

Applications  by Students must be submitted by the dates listed above, under Semester Details. Please call well in advance of these deadlines, to ensure enough time to develop your program.

Our Classroom

Most of our sessions will begin at the Padavan Pavilion, the Outdoor Classroom at APEC. After a discussion on the topic and materials for that week, we venture out into the park to further explore the day’s subject in a more hands-on manner.

Students should come to class dressed according to the weather (ex. boots, rain gear, gloves, winter coats), since we are almost always outside for the full three-hour class. It is suggested that you bring a change of shoes and socks, along with insect repellent and sunscreen. Other than these few things, students are only required to bring a pencil or pen to most classes.

Our Students

Students who apply and participate in our program study at public and private high schools from all over New York City and Long Island.


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Teacher Workshops at Alley Pond Environmental Center

Teachers Workshop

All of the courses below are adaptable for teachers in grades K – 12

If there is a topic that you prefer, the Education Department can customize a program for you.

Fees vary. Please contact the Education Department to discuss your needs! (718) 229-4000.

Mammals And Their Young

This course focuses on mammalian reproduction. Teachers will examine this vertebrate animal group to explore developmental differences and similarities among the bearing and rearing of mammals and sub groups of mammals; marsupials and monotremes. Each group will be classified by their unique characteristics and basic life functions through inquiry-based methods. Participants will incorporate this life science information into the science curriculum to meet NY State Learning Standards and Assessments.

Natural Adaptations With Seasonal Changes: Autumn To Winter

This course focuses on seasonal changes and the resulting adaptations of plants and animals. An introduction to the seasonal variations of the biotic and abiotic components of an ecosystem will be addressed through scientific inquiry. Participants will explore a forest ecosystem and how its associated organisms respond to the changes in the environment. Participants will incorporate this life science information into the science curriculum to meet NY State Learning Standards and Assessments.

Discover Butterflies – Their Life Histories

In this workshop about butterflies, participants will discover ways to integrate the fascinating life history of the butterfly into their science curriculum. Learn how to set up a home for and care for Painted Lady Butterflies in the classroom. A complete package provides teachers with the necessary components for a “butterfly experience” for their students, which meets the NY State Life Science Standards and Assessments.

Discovering Pond Life

This course provides a hands-on close-up look at the natural community of a pond. Participants will be introduced to limnology (study of inland water) and the four habitats of a pond ecosystem. Participants will learn how to enhance pond study through the use of discovery scopes and hand lenses to observe, collect and identify pond specimens. We will discuss the interdependence and interactions of specimens that are collected.

Exploring Estuaries: Endangered Wetlands

Participants will explore the habitats of Alley Creek, Little Neck Bay and Long Island Sound to learn about the various plants and animals that inhabit these estuaries and discuss the concepts of salinity, temperature, nutrients and water flow.

Participants will also learn about the geologic history of local estuaries, their various habitats, and resident organisms. Teachers will practice hands on techniques, concepts and activities to convey the importance of these vital ecosystems. These science concepts meet NY State Learning Standards and Assessments.

Birds In New York City

This hands-on workshop focuses on beginning ornithology: the fascinating world of birds! Through scientific inquiry, find out about birds’ natural history, behavior, courtship, nest building, physical features, food finding and eating.

Participants will begin to learn to identify some common urban birds and the various natural communities (meadow, forest, marsh, and pond) that they inhabit. A demonstration of live birds will be given during the workshop. Participants will focus on how to introduce interesting bird concepts to their students and how to incorporate this life science information into their science curriculum to meet the NY State Learning Standards and Assessments.

Reptiles And Amphibians. The Cold Blooded Ones. Which Is Which?

This course focuses on the life history of reptiles and amphibians. Participants will learn about the characteristics, behaviors and adaptations of reptiles and amphibians within the natural environment.

Participants will be introduced to native reptiles and amphibians, will learn how to use inquiry-based methods to identify and distinguish between them, and will share ways to incorporate these natural science concepts into the classroom to meet NY State Learning Standards and Assessments.

Biodiversity In Alley Pond Park With Focus On Insects

This course is a make-it-take-it live crickets workshop which introduces participants to the concept of biodiversity.

Participants will be introduced to the ecosystems in Alley Pond Park – forest, pond and meadow – which contain a diversity of flora and fauna. Each participant will make a terrarium containing a cricket, to demonstrate the components of an ecosystem. Teachers will be able to use the terrariums to help their students study the natural interactions and interdependencies of crickets and their environment. Participants will incorporate this life science information into their science curriculum to meet NY State Learning Standards and Assessments.

Urban Forest Ecology: Trees

This course focuses on urban forest ecology in Alley Pond Park. Participants will learn about the biotic and abiotic relationships and inter dependencies within the forest ecosystem, the animals that inhabit trees, how to identify local trees and the stratification of an eastern deciduous forest.

Participants will learn about the parts of trees, how to tell the age of trees, and the roles of trees in the forest environment. Each participant will receive and learn to use a dichotomous key to aid in identifying tulip, oak, sassafras, maple and dogwood trees.

Endangered Species

This course explores the reasons that plant and animal species become endangered, the consequences of population decline, and what can be done to halt the decline. An introduction to biodiversity and invasive species will be given through inquiry-based methods.

Participants will share ways to incorporate these natural science concepts in their classrooms to meet the NY State Learning Standards and Assessments.

Rain Drops To Drink – Nyc’s Water Supply System

This course focuses on NYC’s water supply system, its watershed and how it works. We will explore the system from raindrops, to mountains, to aqueducts, to pipes, to your faucet, through inquiry-based methods. We will also discuss the benefits of our water supply system and ways to conserve this precious resource – safe, fresh drinking water.

Participants will share ways to incorporate these natural science concepts in their classrooms to meet the NY State Learning Standards and Assessments.

Global Warming And Sustainable Energy

This course focuses on global warming—its causes and how it relates to sustainable energy resources. The consequences of global warming will be explored through inquiry-based methods.

Participants will be introduced to renewable energy resources that are available now. They will share ways to incorporate the climate change concepts in the classroom to meet the NY State Learning Standards and Assessments.

Trash In New York City – Recycle, Reuse, Reduce, Refuse

This course focuses on solid waste—its sources and where it ends up. Participants will learn to identify household products that are recyclable and what resources are used to make them. They will also learn why the 4 R’s are necessary to help our environment through inquiry-based methods.

Participants will be introduced to NYC solid waste issues and remedies to solid waste problems. Participants will share ways to incorporate these issues into the classroom to meet the NY State Learning Standards and Assessments.


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830 5th Avenue, New York City, NY, United States

CPF (City Parks Foundation) is the only nonprofit organization to create programs in parks throughout all five boroughs of New York City. We enrich and connect New Yorkers through free and accessible arts, sports, education and community-building initiatives.

We connect teachers, students and families through hands-on classroom, after school and teacher-training programs in parks, schools and Recreation Centers across New York City. Annually, our programs reach 7,500 students and community members and 600 teachers.

Information on Events and Calendar Dates for the City Park Foundation can be found here

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Reaching more than 6,000 students citywide each year, CityParks Education programs meet mandated standards, model inquiry-based learning, and demonstrate a commitment to promoting conservation of our city’s natural areas through environmental education.

City Parks Education Helps Educators Green Their Lessons

Greening Your Lessons is a professional development program for educators. Participants receive extensive materials, practice important field methods (in local parks or at their educational site), and learn how to implement hands-on activities for different subject areas. CityParks Education designs and tailors workshops for public school faculty that integrate indoor and outdoor experiences to capture students’ attention.

CityParks Education customizes workshops for different group needs, addresses diverse learning modalities, and creatively integrates the local community in the learning process.

Our range of inquiry-based urban ecology and site-specific workshops includes, but is not limited to teaching about the unique characteristics of the following local ecosystems:

  • Garden Ecology. At one of several garden sites, CityParks educators demystify and simplify the elements of teaching using plant-based techniques in a garden setting. Educators have the opportunity to explore the garden landscape, learn myriad lessons focused on core skills, and prepare simple lessons that can form part of an exciting curriculum.
  • Coastal Ecology. Through an exploration of local estuaries, beaches, and waterfront areas, educators gain experience using simple tools and teaching about the fascinating aquatic habitats that surround us.
  • Forest Ecology. With over 5,000 acres of woodlands, local forests can be an exciting focal or jumping off point for year-long studies in the environment. CityParks Education will help educators explore the local forests, model exciting lessons, and provide concrete tools that have proven success with students of all ages and learning styles.

For more information about the program, please contact CityParks Education at (212) 360-3327 or by email.


We connect teachers, students and families through hands-on classroom, after school and teacher-training programs in parks, schools and Recreation Centers across New York City. Annually, our programs reach 7,500 students and community members and 600 teachers.


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4908 Auburn Avenue, Bethesda, MD, United States

Imagination Stage in Bethesda, Maryland is a children’s theater company offering year-round productions of modern and classic plays. The organization also offers classes in drama, acting, dance musical theatre, and filmmaking for children of all ages. Summer theatre camps give campers the opportunity to take part in a full production of a musical or play.

Imagination Stage is the largest and most respected multi-disciplinary theatre arts organization for young people in the Mid-Atlantic region. We offer a year-round season of professional shows (adult actors performing for families and classes), after-school programs and summer camps for ages 1-18, and arts-integration professional development training for teachers, students, schools, and families. All of our programs are informed by our core belief in making the arts inclusive and accessible to all children, regardless of their physical, cognitive, or financial status.

‘Rapunzel’ at Imagination Stage

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Student Performances


During the academic year, students in our Conservatories and Ensembles perform in the intimate 150-seat Christopher and Dana Reeve Studio Theatre at Imagination Stage. These courses require a two semester commitment and require an audition, permission of a mentor or both. More information on our Conservatories & Ensembles HERE (pdf).

Acting Conservatory Graduating Performance

April 25-26, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

April 27, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

Musical Theatre Conservatory Graduating Performance

May 16-17, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

May 18, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

An Original Work devised by the members of the Speak Out On Stage Ensemble

May 30-31, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

June 1, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.


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New York City Building, Queens,

The Queens Museum of Art is dedicated to presenting the highest quality visual arts and educational programming for people in the New York metropolitan area, and particularly for the residents of Queens, a uniquely diverse, ethnic, cultural and international community.

The Museum fulfills its mission by designing and providing art exhibitions, public programs and educational experiences that promote the appreciation and enjoyment of art, support the creative efforts of artists, and enhance the quality of life through interpreting, collecting, and exhibiting art, architecture, and design.

The Queens Museum of Art presents artistic and educational programs and exhibitions that directly relate to the contemporary urban life of its constituents while maintaining the highest standards of professional, intellectual, and ethical responsibility.

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Professional Development

The Queens Museum Education Department offers customized professional development workshops, training, and, on occasion, special, intensive short-term institutes relevant to a wide range of educators, administrators and artists.

Content and Curriculum

The Queens Museum is home to cutting-edge permanent and temporary exhibitions that speak to contemporary urban audiences and focus on topics as diverse as the visual arts, history, the humanities and science. This wide range of innovative exhibitions, all housed under one roof, provide educators with a stimulating environment in which to design and develop innovative and engaging projects directly relevant to the lives and experiences of their students.

In all professional development workshops, educators have the opportunity to hear presentations from leading curators and scholars at the Queens Museum and collaborate with our staff to tailor content to your curricular needs. Workshops are designed in alignment with fundamental Common Core Standards in English Language Arts and Math, as well as recognized state standards in the other core subject areas.

Subject areas include:

  • Visual arts, contemporary art and art history with content focused on object-based teaching and common core standards; issues, ideas, and trends in contemporary art; and social practice and socially engaged art
  • Urban design, architecture and city planning and geography through experiences with the Museum’s Panorama of the City of New York
  • History and social studies covering such topics as New York City history, the origins of New York City Parks, and the 1939 and 1964 Worlds Fairs.
  • Decorative arts through experiences with the Museum’s exhibition of the  Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass [link to page in curatorial]
  • Science covering environmental and natural science through experiences with the Relief Map of the New York City Water Supply System, on exhibition in partnership with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection)

Instructional strategies and student engagement

In addition to professional development grounded in the rich content at the Queens Museum, we also offer educators professional development opportunities related to student engagement, behavior management, and support for diverse learners. Topics include:

  • Universal Design for Learning
  • Working with families and children affected by autism
  • Positive behavior supports
  • Project-based learning for multiple intelligences, Pre-K-Grade12
  • Common Core Connections Pre-K-Grade12
  • Art making for English Language Learners students (how the practice of art making increases literacy skills)
  • Math games through art making
  • STEM to STEAM: integrating art and design into STEM
  • Creative interventions, the role of therapy in an art group
  • Adult learners and technology
  • Autism and technology
  • Differentiated instruction through the arts
  • Teaching the arts in secured settings
  • Non-traditional artmaking for art teachers
  • Drawing on location (use of technology in on-site sketching)
  • Art making and character development (looking at the social and emotional outcomes behind the process of creating)

To learn more about professional development opportunities in our education department please contact, Margaret Riley, Education and School Programs Associate at 718.592.9700 x132 or


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137 Warren Avenue, Plymouth, MA, United States

School Groups Field Trips at Plimoth Plantation offer a fascinating and personal look at the lives of the Native Wampanoag People and the Pilgrims, the English who lived in early Plymouth Colony. In addition to a self-guided Museum tour, School groups have a number of options for tailoring their visit. School Groups with a specific interest, such as early gardens, period cookery, colonial religion, Native culture, timber-frame construction, or navigation, may book a speaker through our Professional Speakers Bureau or a Guided Tour.

Our historical theme dining turns what might otherwise be just another restaurant meal into a memorable (and tasty!) addition to your visit for you School Field Trips. We offer themed meals with Pilgrim and or Native hosts, and lunch or dinner with food historians who will teach your School groups just how Miles Standish ate his dinner without a fork. For more about historical or modern-day dining opportunities, go to our School Groups Dining page.

Student School groups also have a variety of choices to expand their stay, including Wampanoag School field trip enhancements, hands-on workshops, historical dining programs and overnight programs. We would be happy to combine any of these to create a package suitable to your needs. For more about our student school groups programs, go to our Education Programs section.

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Professional Development

“Hands down, the best professional development opportunity I’ve ever had!”

Teachers learn to row the Mayflower II ship's boat during a professional development workshop


Our professional development programs draw upon the expertise and wealth of resources that make Plimoth Plantation one of the most well-known and respected living history museums in the country. Workshops are taught by Native and non-Native presenters. In addition to covering historical content that meets state and national curriculum standards, workshops also address the processes of studying American History and effective methods for incorporating museum resources into the classroom. Designed to excite and inspire teachers, our programs blend classroom instruction with hands-on, experiential activities and visits to the Museum’s living history sites. Recent workshops include a Landmarks of American History Summer Institute and Teaching American History (TAH) partnerships with dozens of schools from across the country.

We offer:

Individual Registrant Workshops

Customized Group Programs (including TAH)

Week-long Packages with the New England Historic Sites Collaborative (NEHSC)

For more information, or to reserve a program, call (508) 503-2653, or email us at

To receive special offers, and regular updates on Plimoth Plantation’s educational programs, sign up for our Education Mailing List.


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2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA, United States

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is among the largest museums in the United States, with a collection of more than 227,000 works of art and more than 200 galleries presenting painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, decorative arts, textiles, and architectural settings from Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Its facilities include its landmark Main Building on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Perelman Building, located nearby on Pennsylvania Avenue, the Rodin Museum on the 2200 block of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, and two 18th-century houses in Fairmount Park, Mount Pleasant and Cedar Grove. The Museum offers a wide variety of activities for public audiences, including special exhibitions, programs for children and families, lectures, concerts and films.

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Teacher Programs

Whether in the galleries or in the classroom, the Museum offers a variety of programs, workshops, resources, and classes for teachers of all subjects and grade levels.

To register for Teacher Workshops and VAST, call the Museum’s Ticket Center at (215) 235-SHOW (7469) from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or stop by any Visitor Services Desk during Museum hours, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. There is a service charge of $3.00 ($2.50 for Museum members). There is no service charge for tickets purchased at the Museum.

Teacher Workshops

The Museum is dedicated to creative learning for teachers as well as students. Art ignites curiosity, fosters critical-thinking skills, and presents challenging, interdisciplinary, and engaging learning environments. In an effort to support arts integration in all classrooms, the Museum offers a wide variety of teacher resources and professional development experiences for educators of all subject areas. The Museum is an approved Art 48/continuing professional development provider for both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Check each workshop description to see how many credit hours are available. Reservations must be made in advance for all workshops.

VAST – Visual Arts as Sources for Teaching

Each summer the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Education department offers K–12 teachers of all subject areas the chance to immerse themselves in the Museum’s collections and explore the special nature of art and its use as a classroom resource.

VAST is generously supported by the Albert M. Greenfield Foundation.

In-Service Workshops

We can arrange in-service workshops at the Museum or at your school for you and your colleagues. Request a customized workshop to cover a specific topic that fits your particular needs, or schedule a workshop that demonstrates how ourteaching poster sets can enrich your language arts and math curricula. Schools opting for a teaching poster workshop receive one set for their school.

Cost: At the Museum

$300 for a 2-hour workshop for up to 15 teachers

At Your School

Within 25 miles: $350 for 2 hours $450 for 3 hours for up to 30 teachers

Within 50 miles: $400 for 2 hours

$500 for 3 hours for up to 20 teachers

Within 100 miles: $550 for 2 hours

$650 for 3 hours for up to 30 teachers

For more information, please contact Education: School & Teacher Programs by phone at (215) 684-7580, by fax at (215) 236-4063, or by e-mail at


Museum Studies Internship Program

The Museum Studies Internship Program is an unpaid volunteer internship opportunity that exposes interns to the inner workings of a major metropolitan museum, promoting an awareness of careers in the field through experiences not available in most academic settings. The Museum selects a diverse group of talented undergraduate and graduate students from a highly competitive, international pool of candidates.


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226 East 42nd Street, Brooklyn, New York City, NY, United States

The MOTNY, located in the heart of Manhattan in New York City, challenges visitors to confront bigotry and racism, and to understand the Holocaust in both historic and contemporary contexts. Through interactive workshops, exhibits, and videos, individuals explore issues of prejudice, diversity, tolerance, and cooperation in the workplace, in schools and in the community.

The Museum of Tolerance New York (MOTNY) is part of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, an international Jewish human rights organization dedicated to preserving the memory of the Holocaust by fostering tolerance and understanding through community involvement, educational outreach and social action. The MOTNY is a multimedia educational museum located on East 42nd Street in the heart of Manhattan. We provide group tours that focus on the dynamics of racism and prejudice in America, international human rights and the history of the Holocaust, through unique interactive educational exhibits. Main themes include the power of words and images, bullying, personal responsibility, and social action.

Additionally, the MOTNY is a professional development multi-media training facility targeting educators, law enforcement officials, and state/local government practitioners. Modeled after the successful Tools for Tolerance® Program at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, the MOTNY provides participants with intense educational and experiential training programs and welcomes school field trips and group tours. Over 10,000 adults and young people have been trained in the Museum’s customized, professional development programs.

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The Museum of Tolerance Professional Development (Teacher Workshops)

Tools for Tolerance ® for Educators is a specially designed, professional program which aims to aid educators in exploring their evolving role in a rapidly changing, increasingly diverse and complex society.  This interactive, experiential program provides an opportunity for personal growth and professional development through an innovative approach teaching respect and tolerance.  Each program is designed to meet the specific needs of the group but has an overall focus on bullying, conflict resolution in the school community, valuing differences, and cross-cultural communication.

Programs for Educators

“What an amazing experience the Museum of Tolerance New York has been… a real personal look at the real issues- I am definitely empowered!! Thank You!” – NYC Public School Teacher

The Museum of Tolerance New York provides trainings for educators through the Tools for Tolerance®programs. Tools for Tolerance® for Educators is an interactive, experiential program designed to help educators fulfill their potential both as people and professionals. It is built upon the premise that school professionals are the front line in our efforts to shape a better American future. Through interactive workshops, exhibits, and videos, participants explore issues of prejudice, diversity, tolerance, and cooperation in the workplace and in the community. The program offers a holistic approach to teaching tolerance in learning communities. Going beyond heroes and holidays, anti-bias education is articulated in terms of learning processes that promote self-reflection, critical thinking and social action.

This day-long workshop for education professionals is designed around a variety of topics related to tolerance and its effects on learning and safety. The day includes in-depth facilitated exploration of films and interactive exhibits, as well as workshop format classroom modules developed and taught by professional development specialists designed to enhance interpersonal skills and cultivate ‘tools’ for anti-bias education.

Register Online

What Achievement Gaps exist in your school? What achievement strengths? How can you build on those strengths to close the gap in practical sustainable ways, and what does tolerance have to do with it all? Join this collegial experience to ask and answer these and other questions.This program helps education professionals plan strategies to create socially, emotionally, and intellectually safe school cultures that are academically rigorous for all students across all demographic characteristics.

Training Approach

The programs are experiential and learner-centered. Trained facilitators create a safe environment for probing dialogue around difficult issues rarely discussed in the workplace. Our programs challenge participants to question their own assumptions, raise self-awareness, and present fresh perspectives to redefine personal responsibility and taking action.

Powerful Learning Environments

Unique, interactive exhibits set our programs apart from the traditional consultant with a flip chart.  The immersive learning environments of the Museum of Tolerance NewYork enhances and intensifies learning experiences.

The exhibits are a powerful stimulus to explore crucial themes such as the power of words and images, the pursuit of social justice, and the relationship between diversity and democracy. All programs have dedicated time in the exhibits, which provide a powerful stimulus for individual and group insights.

Visit the Exhibits

Visit the Exhibits


The Museum of Tolerance For Students

Tools for Tolerance® for Teens

Musuem of Tolerance New York Teen Programs

Trained facilitators utilize the unique MOTNY environment and customized classroom work to challenge students to assume greater personal responsibility in recognizing and challenging forms of discrimination.

In addition, main areas of focus are bullying prevention and leadership skills.  This five-hour program encourages young people to think critically about the words and images in their own lives and how to use them to create positive change.

The cost for a Tools for Tolerance® for Teens Program is $100 per participant (minimum 15 visitors) and includes lunch and materials.

Contact information:

Dr. Natasha Poor

Manager of Education and Public Outreach

Museum of Tolerance New York

226 East 42nd Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues

New York, NY 10017

Phone: 212.697.1180 x104

Fax: 212.697.1314


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1000 Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY, United States

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is an art museum located in the heart of New York City. Its permanent collection contains more than two million works, divided among nineteen curatorial departments. The MET currently represents in their permanent collection are works of art from classical antiquity and Ancient Egypt, paintings and sculptures from nearly all the European masters, and an extensive collection of American and modern art. The Met also maintains extensive holdings of AfricanAsianOceanicByzantine, and Islamic art. The museum is also home to encyclopedic collections of musical instruments, costumes and accessories, and antique weapons and armor from around the world. Several notable interiors, ranging from 1st-century Rome through modern American design, are permanently installed in the Met’s galleries.

The Met currently has a global scope of its collections and extends across the world through a variety of initiatives and programs,  including exhibitions, excavations, fellowships, professional exchanges, conservation projects, and traveling works of art.

The Museum offers a variety of programs designed for K–12 educators that explore objects in the Museum’s collections, interdisciplinary curriculum integration, and methods for teaching with objects. Students and teachers may explore the collection with a Museum staff member, who leads discussions and exercises designed to encourage critical thinking in response to original works of art. Tours are appropriate for the group’s grade, level of ability, and subject of interest. Guided tours are offered and recommended for students who are at or above first-grade level and last about an hour.

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Internships for College and Graduate Students

The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers internship opportunities for college and graduate students interested in careers in art museums. Based upon their academic training and interests, as well as the availability of projects, interns work in one of the Metropolitan’s departments—curatorial, education, conservation, administration, or library. Most projects require a strong knowledge of art history. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Internships for High School Students are also available.

Paid Internships for College and Graduate Students
at the Main Building

The Museum offers forty-one paid internships for undergraduate and master’s-degree students each year. Interns are placed in host departments where they work closely with supervisors on special and ongoing projects.

The Cloisters Summer Internship for College Students

This nine-week internship is awarded each summer to eight college students who are interested in art and museum careers, enjoy working with children, and have an interest in medieval art.

Unpaid Internships for College and Graduate Students at the Main Building

Unpaid internships at the Main Building for college students, graduate students, and recent graduates are available throughout the year on a full- or part-time basis. The number of positions varies according to departmental needs, and opportunities require a minimum of twelve hours per week for at least ten weeks.

Frequently Asked Questions

Information about program eligibility, deadlines, interviews, notification, housing, and other application-related questions


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Internships for High School Students

Ever wonder what it’s like behind the scenes at one of the world’s largest and finest art museums?

A paid internship at The Metropolitan Museum of Art is your chance to find out. You’ll get the inside scoop on a wide variety of Museum jobs in conservation, education, photography, exhibition design, merchandising, and curatorial areas. You’ll also develop professional skills, visit conservation labs, explore the galleries, and assist an expert in one of the Museum’s departments—valuable experiences to build your résumé. You don’t need prior experience or specific knowledge of art or art history to apply—just an interest in learning about museum careers and great works of art!

The Museum offers internships each fall, spring, and summer. The fall and spring internships are open to students in grades 11 and 12 at a New York City Department of Education Title I high school. (Check Table 2 of the School Allocation Memorandum No. 08, FY 14 for a list of all NYC Department of Education schools and their Title I status. A “1” in the “Title I Status” column indicates a Title I school.) Summer internships are open to students who, on the application date, are enrolled in grades 11 and 12 at any high school in the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut tristate area.

To apply, first complete the application form online. Two recommendations, from two different recommenders, are also required; one recommendation must be from a teacher or school administrator. Recommendations must be submitted using the online recommendation form.

Dates to Remember

Spring 2014 Program

  • Application available: Now
  • Deadline: January 15, 2014
  • Program dates: March 5–May 14, 2014, Wednesdays and Fridays, 4:00–6:00 p.m. (no sessions April 14–22), with additional sessions Saturday, March 15 and Saturday, May 3, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Summer 2014 Program

  • Application available: February 1, 2014
  • Deadline: April 9, 2014
  • Program dates: July 7–August 14, 2014, Monday–Thursday, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Apply Online

Online Recommendation Form

For more information, email or call 212-650-2330.

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Program Support

Support for High School Internships is provided by Mr. and Mrs. Marvin H. Schein, Joseph and Sylvia Slifka Fund for High School Internships, The Billy Rose Foundation, Inc., The Merrill G. and Emita E. Hastings Foundation, and gifts in memory


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Teen Programs

Come in from the hectic city streets and relax in front of a work of art at the Met. Join other teens in free classes and events that are all about understanding art and exploring the Museum.

Art Explore (Ages 11–14)

Never been to the Met? Come all the time? Either way, join us! Talk with other teens about works of art from around the world.

Experiments (Ages 15–18)

Be inspired by the Museum’s masterpieces as you create your own. Play with materials in unexpected ways during these classes in the galleries and studios.

Teen Events (Ages 11–18)

Make the Met’s collection yours through interactive events in the galleries.

Saturday Sketching (Ages 11–18)

Experiment with different drawing approaches as you sketch from original works of art in the Museum’s galleries with the guidance of an artist-instructor.


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Hidden in Concord, New Hampshire is the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center. An educational journey to this Discovery Center is sure to appeal to anyone and everyone. The Discovery center offers has an amazing collection of innovative, interactive exhibits to explore engaging in anything from into the exploration in astronomy, aviation, earth and space science.

Visitors can finds themselves immersed in a world of its own delving into an excellent learning environment with programs designed for all ages! With a state of the Planetarium theater to high tech observatory to workshops for younger audiences and educators, there is something for everyone at this Discovery Center in Concord, New Hampshire. Come Experience New England’s premier Space Science and Air Center. 

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model rocket launchFor a list of the upcoming Teacher Workshops, visit our calendar.Download the 2013-2014 Educator’s Guide to the Universe (4.7MB pdf format) Professional Development Targeting NH State Science Frameworks and NECAP assessment, the topics of our professional development workshops will assist you in your efforts to be well informed with content knowledge and practically equipped to teach these required topics.Professional development workshops are offered on the third Wednesday of the month in November 2013 and January, March, and May 2014 from 9 AM to 3:30 PM. The workshop fee is $100. You may bring your own bagged lunch or purchase a lunch at NHTI. Graduate credit is available through Plymouth State University for an additional $185 per credit plus a $30 one-time per term registration fee.
professional development Workshops at your location: You can also arrange for us to offer any of the current workshops at a location of your choosing in a single session or spread across multiple sessions. Offsite workshops require a minimum of 5 enrolled participants, plus mileag


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Teen Programs

The Discovery Center hosts a variety of Programs and Workshops that are designed just for Teens age 13 to 19!  Asides from all the offerings including a visit to center, we have programs that are going to stimulate your mind the world of space exploration that is sure to educational and fun! 

Astronomy Bowl

The Astronomy Bowl is a statewide competition for high school students to compete by answering questions about constellations, planets, stars, and other objects projected in the Discovery Center’s state-of-the-art planetarium. The awards and scholarship money are formally presented during our Aerospacefest event. The winners will also receive special recognition at the State House from the Governor and the members of the Executive Council. Learn how to participate in the next Astronomy Bowl!

Space Camp Scholarships

Apply to Fly! Learn more about this fabulous program that honors the life of Alex Higgins by providing New Hampshire children the opportunity to attend Space Camp.


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