Educator Resources

Teacher Workshop: STEAM Series

STEAM Series: Project Conservation
Presented by the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Georgia Aquarium, High Museum of Art and Zoo Atlanta

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 includes lunch.
Registration fees do not include parking.

Pricing: All Four Sessions: $120 | Individual Sessions: $35


Atlanta Botanical Garden

Saturday, December 8, 2018
9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Discover the fabulous world of plants and learn how to best capture their beauty and individuality through illustration. In the morning, dive into plant morphology and discuss plant conservation in Georgia. In the afternoon the focus is 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.


Zoo Atlanta

Design It: Animal Exhibit Design 101
Saturday, January 26, 2019,
9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Interested in adding a unique real-world context to STEAM for your students? Learn the ins and outs of designing animal exhibits at Zoo Atlanta. Educators will get an up-close look at designing animal exhibits while focusing on the needs of the animals, keepers and Zoo guests. Participants will engage in hands-on exhibit and interpretive design as they research, design, and collaborate with fellow educators. There will also be time to plan and adapt the lessons to your own classroom curriculum.


Georgia Aquarium

Saturday, February 23, 2019
9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Did you know that African penguins are an endangered species? Their population numbers have declined drastically due to challenges like shifting prey sources, competition with fisheries for food, oil spills and human encroachment on their habitat. Penguins are birds with some really remarkable adaptations to help them navigate these challenges. Come meet a curator and learn more about the African penguin, the challenges the species faces and Georgia Aquarium’s conservation efforts on behalf of the species. Gain knowledge and discover the many hands-on ways to integrate conservation into your national and local STEAM curricula and content requirements.


High Museum of Art

Saturday, March 16, 2019
9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Educators will take a behind-the-scenes look at the High Museum’s permanent collection and explore connections between art and science. Experience an interactive workshop emphasizing design thinking and creative problem solving that you can take back to the classroom.

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