Teacher Workshop: STEAM Series
Enhance your STEAM curriculum during these four interactive sessions. Each session will be held at a different institution and focus on the connection between conservation and art. Register for all four sessions or just one.
Registration fees do not include parking. Registration does include lunch.
All Four Sessions: $120
Individual Sessions: $35
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Saturday, November 11, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Discover the fabulous world of plants and learn how to best capture their beauty and individuality through illustration. In the morning, we will dive into plant morphology and discuss plant conservation in Georgia. In the afternoon we will focus on scientific illustration, why it is important and how to use drawing skills to best represent a botanical specimen. Leave this session with a greater appreciation of the diversity of the plant kingdom and the amazing artists that have documented plant species throughout the centuries.
Saturday, February 3, 2018, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Explore the Zoo from a new view! Learn how STEAM is incorporated into the design and creation of animal exhibits at Zoo Atlanta. Educators will get their hands and minds going during this Zoo Exhibit Designshop, in which they will explore the science, engineering and art of exhibit design while focusing on the needs of the animal and the Zoo guests. Participants will be engaged in the design process as they research, design and redesign their exhibits, with feedback from their peers. Finally, there will be time to plan and adapt the lessons to your own classroom context. Please note that parking in the Cherokee lot of Grant Park is free, but limited.
High Museum of Art
Saturday, March 17, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Educators will take a behind-the-scenes look at the High Museum’s upcoming special exhibition Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age. Laarman is a contemporary Dutch designer whose intellectual and experimental approach to design incorporates science, technology, creativity, and aesthetics. In this seminar, educators will take a sneak peek at how the exhibition evolved, learn more about the designer, and experience an interactive workshop that can be taken back to the classroom.
Saturday, April 28, 9:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Often called the “rainforests of the ocean,” coral reefs occupy only 1% of the marine environment and yet are home to more than 25% of all marine life. They are disappearing at an alarming rate, largely because of human behavior, such as water pollution and dangerous fishing practices. Come meet a curator and learn more about the diverse coral reef community, the challenges reefs face, and restoration efforts currently being conducted. Gain knowledge and discover the many hands-on ways to integrate conservation into your national and local STEAM curricula and content requirements.