School Programs

STEAM Teacher Series

Presented by the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Georgia Aquarium, High Museum of Art, Michael C. Carlos Museum and Zoo Atlanta

Enhance your STEAM curriculum by incorporating Project Based Learning and Design Thinking during these two, interactive workshops. Each session features representatives from different Atlanta cultural institutions and highlights ways to connect learning across curriculums. Educators will be provided with accompanying resources and entered into a drawing for tickets to participating organizations. Parking is not included.

Pricing: (Lunch Included)
Both Sessions: $130
Individual Sessions: $75
Registration is limited

Photo credits: Far right: Stephen Burks (American, born 1969), designer; DEDON, Germany, established 1990, manufacturer; The Others (Lanterns S, M, and Statue Lika), 2017, aluminum, polyethylene fiber, marble, acrylic, and LED solar panels, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, gift of DEDON. Other images courtesy of the organizations they represent.

Creating Exhibitions Using Design Thinking

Saturday, January 28, 2023
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

At the High Museum of Art,
discover how the design-thinking process was used in the creation of the Children’s Garden at the Atlanta Botanical Garden and how it is used in exhibitions at the High Museum of Art. We’ll explore the 5 phases of design thinking: empathize, define, ideate, prototype, and test – and discuss how each stage is important when creating an engaging exhibition. What topics could your students explore through the creation of an interactive exhibition experience? Parking is not included with registration.

Parking information here.

Registration TBA

Water: Past, Present and Future

Saturday, February 4, 2023
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

At the Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, explore the interdependence of civilizations on water and the natural environment with the Michael C. Carlos Museum, Georgia Aquarium and Zoo Atlanta. As we look at environmental changes past and present, we will examine water sources as a key component of a healthy ecosystem and societal evolution. Collaborate with colleagues during breakout sessions to design a STEAM-focused PBL where students discover the current state of local water sources in their community. Parking at Emory is free on weekends. 

Parking information can be found here.

Registration TBA

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