STEM Institute for Educators

June 29, 2017 | 8:00am - 4:00pm
Museum in Washington, DC
Free, Registration Required

Middle school science teachers, join us this summer to learn new ways to engage your students in astronomy topics, both in the classroom and at the Museum.

This year's workshop incorporates an exciting celestial event, the solar eclipse that will happen on August 21, 2017. This eclipse is the first in nearly 100 years that will be visible from the entire continental United States, which presents a valuable learning opportunity for educators and students. Participants in this workshop will be prepared to help their students safely observe the eclipse and understand why it is happening.

Registered participants in the workshop will receive:

  • Eclipse-viewing glasses for your students

  • Special tours of the Museum

  • Science materials for your classroom

  • NGSS-aligned activities

  • Field trip information and planning time

  • Breakfast and lunch

  • 8 PLUs

There will be an introductory webinar on Thursday, June 1 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm EDT as a prerequisite for the STEM Institute. Registrants must either attend the live webinar or view the archived recording. The webinar will include background information and a think-ahead assignment to be completed before the actual workshop date. 

The STEM Institute is a free workshop, but registration is required and space is limited. To sign up, email

This program is made possible through the generous support of the Thomas W. Haas Foundation and The Hillside Foundation – Allan and Shelley Holt.