Join us on Saturday, January 21, for the first in our Learning Through Collections series!


Exploring the Next Generation Science Standards


New to the NGSS?  This workshop is for you! Get a hands-on introduction to the three dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards.  Explore how the standards are designed to deepen both scientific skills and content area knowledge.  You’ll have a chance to collaborate with other educators and practice using the standards to create learning goals.  We’ll also demonstrate how to use Harris Learning Collection materials to meet these exciting new benchmarks.

Questions?  Ready to register?  Email - harris@fieldmuseum.org


Take The Field Museum with you!


From a skunk specimen to SUE’s tooth to a ceremonial mask from Cameroon, the N. W. Harris Learning Collection at The Field Museum gives educators and parents a chance to take the Museum's collection to their classroom or home.  Borrow these specimens,  artifacts, and related curricular materials for up to one month, and when you return your borrowed treasures, peruse the over 100-year-old Learning Collection to take something new.


With over 400 unique exhibit cases (mini-dioramas) and 60 experience boxes (hands-on kits), your options are endless! 


Materials from the N. W. Harris Learning Collection at The Field Museum provide a unique and exciting way to engage students in scientific practices, develop critical thinking skills, and pique curiosity about Earth’s natural and cultural diversity.