SSEAT: Biodiversity | Washington, DC

SSEAT: Biodiversity | Washington, DC

This year's academy will enable K-12 teachers to interact directly with Smithsonian scientists, curators, and collections. Participants will meet Smithsonian staff from a variety of sites and be introduced to concepts and activities to bring back to their schools and classrooms.

The Smithsonian Science Education Center wishes to recognize and thank Blick Art Materials for its generous donation of sketch pads for teacher participants annually since 2016.

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Fees and Registration

Tuition for each Academy is $2,500 and includes:

  • Course materials and resources
  • Accommodations for 5 nights (Sunday–Thursday)
  • Daily continental breakfasts, breaks, and lunches (Monday–Friday)
  • Welcome dinner on Sunday and celebratory dinner later in the week
  • All local travel (excluding airport transit)

Participants may choose to forego the provided hotel room and breakfasts for a discount of $500.

About SSEATs Academies

The SSEATs Academies provide teachers with an opportunity to take part in a week-long professional development course behind-the-scenes at Smithsonian museums and other world class research facilities throughout the greater Washington, DC area. The academies help to bridge the gap between the formal science education programs of the SSEC and the informal science education that exists throughout the Smithsonian, and combine training in science pedagogy with content presented by scientists and researchers who are experts in their fields.