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New York Biology Teachers' Association, New York City DOE, the American Museum of Natural History and HHMI BioInteractive


Evolution: Natural Selection, Speciation and Beyond

A series of FREE workshops for
AP Biology and IB Biology Teachers

The first workshop will be held on
Saturday, December 16, 2017
8:00 AM-3:30 PM

at the
 American Museum of Natural History

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Registration required

Special preview screening of

Call of the Forest
The forgotten Wisdom of Trees

A film by Jeff McKay

Diana Beresford-Kroeger

Followed by Q&A with Diana Beresford-Kroeger

Thursday, November 9, 2017 7:00 PM
NYIT Auditorium on Broadway
 1871 Broadway,
New York, NY

RSVP required

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Water Ecology & Engineering Field Trips
For Fall 2017

All 5 NYC Boroughs For School Groups Grades 2-12

NYC H2O offers free Water Engineering and Ecology Field Trips in all 5 boroughs.
Our field trip sites are: Central Park Reservoir, Manhattan Silver Lake Reservoir, Staten
Island Baisley Pond, Queens Lemon Creek, Staten Island Ridgewood Reservoir, Brooklyn Jerome Park Reservoir, Bronx High Bridge, Bronx & Manhattan Plumb Beach, Brooklyn Reservoirs:  Each reservoir has its own dramatic story.

NYC H2O's talented team engages students in hands-on outdoor activities that show how reservoirs were constructed for NYC's water system. Students learn how parks and trees protect reservoirs as part of experiencing these seldom visited, public 'natural' treasures.

Wetlands: NYC H2O's field trips to Lemon Creek, Staten Island, and Plumb Beach, Brooklyn, give students the opportunity to explore fresh and salt water wetlands and discover the crucial role these environments play in supporting harbor ecology and mitigating storm surges. The field trips are free; reservations require a $50 deposit, refunded once a class goes on a field trip. Reserve your school's field trip.

This program is sponsored in part by NYC DEP, Catskill Watershed Corporation, Aggreko,
Turtle & Hughes, United Electric Power and Skanska.

Reservations required

American Museum of Natural History

Educators' Evening

Our Senses: An Immersive Experience Educators' Evening

January 12, 2018
4:00 pm -7:00 pm

Join us on Friday, January 12, for an evening celebrating our latest exhibition Our Senses: An Immersive Experience. The evening will provide an opportunity for teachers to view the exhibition, hear from the curator, network with other educators, and gather resources on how to use the exhibition with their students.  The evening also includes a reception and time to explore resource tables.

Participants will receive Educator Guides and student activities which provide pathways for students to connect learning to experience when visiting the Museum.

Our Senses:  An Immersive Experience delves into how our brains work with sensory organs to shape our perceptions and reveals how, until recently in our evolutionary history, humans have been oblivious to nature’s other crucial signals, including UV light, infrared sounds, and electrical fields. Highlights include a virtual garden to explore through the eyes of a bee or a snake; an audio-collage challenging visitors to test their skill at tracking individual sounds; illusions that make flat surfaces seem rippled; a variety of tactile experiences that activate different kinds of nerves; and a smell test inviting visitors to guess the ingredients in a complex scent.

Other areas of the exhibition will explain how our senses and brain work together to create our perception of “reality” by filling in gaps, resolving conflicts, correcting errors, and using scraps of information to trigger memories. A live presenter will examine how the senses and world views of other species differ from ours and what’s truly unique about human perception, including sensory integration and appreciation of art and music.

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Reception
5:00p.m. to 5:45 p.m.:  Curator Talk
5:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.: Visit the Exhibition

For information on many more local activities for science educators,

visit NYAS Science Educators - Events Calendar

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