Museum education staff strive to give schools, the University community, and other community groups access to the scientific resources of the University of Michigan, to provide outstanding educational programs, and to accomplish this with enthusiastic University student docents who teach visitors in small groups to ensure personal attention.

About 20,000 school children visit the Museum annually.  Most participate in guided tours led by docents. The docents receive extensive training, mentoring, and evaluation from the Museum’s education staff.  The Museum uses inquiry-based styles of teaching.  Children are invited to look, touch, and question, with the exhibits as focal points.   


Project WILD, Project WILD Aquatic and Flying WILD 
Educator Workshop

University of Michigan Museum of Natural History
Ann Arbor, MI
Saturday, February 27, 2016
9 am - 5 pm

This workshop is for teachers and non-formal educators interested in learning how to get their students and program participants involved in interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education emphasizing wildlife.  hands-on, engaging, inquiry-based activities will be covered, with discussion on how to meet your GLCEs.

Reservations:  Contact Brittany Burgess at (734) 647-6421 or

Registration Fee: $70 (includes all three guide books)

Registration Deadline: February 19, 2016

*Bring your lunch*

SCECH's available.


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Resources Available to Educators

If you have questions, feedback, or can't find what you are looking for, please don't hesitate to contact the Assistant Director for Education, Kira Berman at 734.647.8574 or via E-mail
For information about other University of Michigan outreach programs, click here to visit the U-M Center for Educational Outreach website.