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Thursday, September 12 • 8:30am - 12:30pm
Special Teachers-Only Workshop: The Power of Observation—Scientific Illustration at the Monterey Bay Aquarium FILLING

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SPACE IS LIMITED. THIS IS A FREE EXTRA WORKSHOP JUST FOR TEACHERS! The Power of Observation: Scientific Illustration for Teachers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium (MBA). Join John Muir Laws and Mary Whaley (Teacher Programs Manager for MBA) for a special "teacher's day" at MBA. This special pre-conference workshop at the MBA is for teachers who want to enhance their instruction with field-based scientific illustration. Scientific illustration enables students to more deeply connect to the natural world. Join us to learn drawing techniques that help your students communicate their observations, their thinking and their understanding of concepts in an engaging and comprehensible way. We will discuss literacy connections and how to effectively critique student work. Develop your own observation and drawing skills along the way!

Speakers
avatar for John Muir Laws

John Muir Laws

Naturalist, Artist, and Educator, Nature Stewardship through Science, Education, and Art
John Muir Laws is a naturalist, artist, and educator who has dedicated his life to connecting people to nature through art and science. From an early age his parents instilled in him a deep love and respect for nature. Over the years, that love has grown to a commitment to stewardship... Read More →
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Mary Whaley

Other, Monterey Bay Aquarium
Mary Whaley has been the Teacher Programs Manager at the Monterey Bay Aquarium since 2008. Her team reaches over 1,500 teachers yearly through conferences, long-term teacher institutes and workshops. She engages teachers in incorporating authentic science practice into the classroom... Read More →


  Classroom, Teacher training
  • Requirements Must currently be a public, private, or home school teacher; or a, nature journaling / art teacher. Morning coffee and snacks provided. Lunch on your own after 12:30, though you will be able stay the rest of the day to tour the aquarium.
  • Location Key #6 on event map