Programs and events for educators

The Delaware Museum of Nature and Science offers a variety of programs and events for your students, including grant-funded opportunities for qualifying schools

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Special Events for School Groups

Grant-funded programs for underrepresented students (funding includes admission, event fee, and bus transportation)
  • Nature in Motion (April 10 and 12, 2024): Geared towards grades 2-4, students visit STEM-related stations throughout the museum designed and implemented by Padua Academy students with mentorship by museum educators and DuPont subject matter experts. Download the registration form here.
  • Earth Day Event (April 19, 2024): Geared towards grades 1-2, classes rotate through stations throughout the museum galleries and outdoor campus (weather permitting) to learn about our fragile earth and what they can do to help. Stations are designed and implemented by middle school students from The Tatnall School with mentorship by museum educators and DuPont subject matter experts. Download the registration form here.
  • Breaking into STEAM Career Pathways Event (May 22, 2024): Geared towards middle school students. Students meet and interact with local STEAM professionals and leave with practical knowledge of the coursework needed, potential salary ranges, and information on local opportunities to pursue a STEAM career. For details or to register: delmns.org/breaking-into-steam/

School & Community Programs

Interactive educational programs aligned with NGSS standards

Professional Development for Educators

Transforming your students into champions for nature and science

Our Discovery Tours field trips and Mobile Museum outreach programs are aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to aid in the process of identifying which programs are best suited for your students in and out of the classroom. We hope to hear from you soon and are ready to book when you are.

Meet Christina

I’m Christina Zampini, the School & Community Programs Manager here at the Delaware Museum of Nature and Science.

I’ve always had a love of science – surely connected to frequent visits to the Delaware Museum of Natural History with family. I graduated from Newark High School and went on to study Education at the University of Delaware. Before joining the museum, I was a seventh grade science teacher in New Castle County.

 As a former classroom educator, I understand how demanding your position is. My goal is to make scheduling programs a smooth and easy process so you can keep your focus where it matters – on your students. Tell me what you are looking for and I’ll do the work to align it to the standard(s) you need to hit.  

For College and University-level educators

The Biological Collections Ecology and Evolution Network fosters undergraduate scientific exploration using natural history specimen data.

BCEENET is a community of undergraduate educators, natural history curators, education experts, and data experts who support the development and implementation of Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) in ecology and evolution, using data from digitized natural history collections (dNHCs). Undergraduate research increases student engagement, retention, and long-term success and is essential for building a scientifically literate and engaged workforce, and embedding research experiences in courses is especially important for underrepresented students who may experience barriers to accessing traditional research experiences.