Programs and events for educators
In May we re-opened after a major renovation with all-new galleries and refreshed public spaces along with a name change to the Delaware Museum of Nature and Science.
While many things have changed, we still have the same passion for educating the next generation of leaders.
Along with those changes is a re-vamp of our formal education programs. All of our 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.
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.