Minnesota Master Naturalist

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ADV - Engaging and Teaching Youth in Science

Engaging and Teaching Youth in Science website

2088 Larpenteur Ave W
St. Paul, MN 555108

Learn to communicate your science and nature knowledge into fun activities for young people during this 2-day introductory training at the Bell Museum. Over the course of this training, you will see the behind the scenes of the Bell Museum’s camps for youth, learn teaching and classroom management techniques, and gain tools for creating your own engaging STEM activities for youth. The Bell has built up an extensive series of curriculums centered around engaging youth in fun science and nature learning and is excited to share a diversity of knowledge around science communication. This training is intended as an introduction to science education for scientists and naturalists including those who have little to no experience in education. You can expect to hear from Bell Museum Education staff and other special guests.

The workshop will take place 12 pm - 5 pm Tuesday, January 31st and 9 am - 2:30 pm on Wednesday, February 1. Lunch will be included both days; please list any dietary restrictions when registering.

***Travel stipends are available to cover transportation and lodging for participants from greater Minnesota.*** When you click "join this course" please be sure to indicate if you will be traveling and a representative from the Bell Museum will be in touch with you.

Course Dates:

Meeting from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. on:

Instructor Information

Britt Forsberg

Britt Forsberg (she/her/hers) is an Extension Educator with the Minnesota Master Naturalist Program. She holds a BA in Biology and Environmental Studies from Gustavus Adolphus College and an MEd in Family Education from the University of Minnesota. Within the Minnesota Master Naturalist program, Britt develops and leads advanced training opportunities that lead to volunteer service. When she's not working, you may find her hiking with her nose to the ground to look for bees and other pollinators or wrangling her rambunctious toddler, Wren.

Ashley Oneill Prado

Ashley Prado (they/them) is a Minnesota Master Naturalist and the Statewide Schools and Community Engagement Coordinator at the Bell Museum. They hold a BA in Biology and Environmental Studies from Vassar College and advanced training in youth programming and community engagement. Ashley is an experienced educator leading youth science programs including food and environmental justice and stewardship issues. For the Bell Museum, Ashley developed and manages the Bell Museum Statewide Summer Camp located at the North Central Research and Outreach center in Grand Rapids, among other k-12 and community programs.

Sponsor Information

Bell Museum of Natural History

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