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.
FIELD TRIP SEASONAL WARNING
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.
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!
HARD ROCK CAFE PHILADELPHIA ROOMS & CAPACITIES
Entire cafe: 280
The Philadelphia Room:
Entire Cafe: 110 PPL
Reception (Limited Seating) (Pic):
Entire Cafe: 660 PPL
The Philadelphia Room: 220 PPL
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!
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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.
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.
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.
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.
The Museum of Tolerance For Students
Tools for Tolerance® for Teens
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.
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
The Chicago History Museum stands at the crossroads of America’s past and its future. If you live in Chicago or visit here and are curious about the city’s past, present, and future, the Museum should be your first stop.
Your History Lives Here
The Chicago History Museum cares for, showcases, and interprets millions of authentic pieces of Chicago and U.S. history. Our ability to illuminate the past is a reminder of what really happened once upon a time, sheds light on the present, and compellingly informs the future.
We invite you to engage with our stories and make history yourself.
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Professional development programs provide rich and unique experiences with history. Support your curriculum, network with other teachers, and earn CPDUs.
The Field Trip Objective Workshop
Tuesday, January 28, 4:30–7:30 p.m.
Let us help you plan the perfect field trip. Meet staff, explore exhibitions, and participate in gallery activities. This session promises to answer all of your questions, from logistics to content.
Recommended for pre-K to 12th grade teachers. Earn 3 CPDUs.
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Welcome to the Chicago Architecture Foundation! We offer engaging ways for educators, families, and young people to explore Chicago’s amazing architecture.
Through hands-on, real-world explorations discover how to turn your local community into a dynamic setting for teaching and learning. Buildings, structures, people, and events help young people discover how architecture and the built environment impact their lives everyday.
Our programs and resources include multi-disciplinary teacher workshops, award-winning curricular resources, place-based field trips, hands-on workshops for teens, scout badge programs, and A+DEN-a network for people interested in design education.
The Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) offers more than 80 different tours including the Chicago Architecture Foundation architecture river cruise aboard the Chicago’s First Lady. Also offered: FREE exhibitions, programs and workshops, youth education, family programs and an architecture and design-themed retail store.
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Wonder how to connect architecture to your classroom lessons? The Chicago Architecture Foundation offers an exciting array of learning opportunities and resources for educators. Take a professional development teacher workshop to learn strategies for incorporating architecture into your daily lessons. Check out our award-winning curricular resources. Book an exciting place-based field trip for your students. Connect to other architecture and design educators through A+DEN.
Follow the links below to learn how the Chicago Architecture Foundation can support your teaching and learning about Chicago and its amazing architecture.
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