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Educator Workshops

Unearth the ancient world of the dinosaurs, challenge the principles of physics, get sun smart and learn new tips and techniques for teaching science in your classroom. The Maryland Science Center is filled with innovative new educational opportunities for educators and students. Explore activities and new insights into creative exhibit floor exploration for students. Workshops include stipends!

Each workshop will include:

  • Demonstrations of activities for the classroom
  • Presentations from a scientist in that area of expertise
  • Morning snacks and lunch
  • $100 stipend for each participating teacher

Registration will open one month before each workshop date.

Pluto and the Outer Solar System Educator Workshop - Registration Closed

Saturday, April 12, 2014; 8:30am-3:30pm

In this workshop, participants will explore the outer regions of our solar system and learn about Pluto and the icy Kuiper Belt beyond. Follow the journey of the New Horizons spacecraft, on its way to Pluto for a 2015 flyby and hear from NASA New Horizons mission personnel. This workshop includes a Science On a Sphere program about the solar system. This workshop is made possible by The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, manager of the New Horizons mission for NASA.

Registration Information

We’ve reached maximum capacity for this workshop and are no longer accepting registrations.


Earth’s Changing Climate Educator Workshop - FULL

Saturday, May 3, 2014; 8:30am-3:30pm

In this workshop, participants will take part in a Science On a Sphere presentation about how humans and natural forces change the face of our planet. View the IMAX film To The Arctic 3D and hear from a representative of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Program Office This workshop is offered in conjunction with the Science Museum of Minnesota and made possible through a grant from NOAA

Registration Information:

We’ve reached maximum capacity for this workshop.   If you would like to be put on a waiting list, please send the below information to

  • Name
  • School
  • School address
  • School system
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Grade and subject taught