Outreach Education Opportunities
Museum on the Move
Museum on the Move is the Natural History Museum of Utah's elementary science outreach program. It brings hands-on experiences in natural history directly to the classroom. The museum instructor introduces topics and directs students through a series of self-guided discovery stations where they have the opportunity to touch, hold, examine, and explore while working cooperatively with fellow students.
Teaching Toolboxes have been designed to provide teachers with Museum specimens, activities and information on subjects that excite students about natural history. Toolboxes can be used by teachers or group leaders to introduce science topics, reinforce previously taught information, or reward a group for a job well done. Included in each Teaching Toolbox are touchable specimens, activity binder with reproducible materials, topic related books, and relevant information.
Scientist in the Classroom
Scientist in the Classroom is an exciting outreach program involving curators and researchers from the Museum, the community, and the University of Utah. Scientists visit select schools throughout Utah to discuss their areas of expertise and do hands-on activities with the students.
Traveling Field Crates
The Natural History Museum of Utah has created "Field Crates" filled with museum specimens for exhibition and use in elementary schools throughout the state. These crates are set up in school media centers for use by the entire student body. Curriculum packets with information and activities designed for K-6 classes accompany each crate. The current traveling exhibits are Utah Plants, Insects of Utah, and Rocks and Minerals.
Outreach opportunities are available to schools statewide through funding from the Utah State Legislature and the Utah State Office of Education's Professional Outreach Programs in the Schools (POPS). Find out more online.