Shedd Science Educator Conference

Join Shedd for our Science Educator Conference on Saturday, October 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. During this day-long conference, you'll:

  • Sample science teaching strategies that will connect your classroom to Shedd's animals, exhibits and science resources.
  • Meet other Chicago-area educators and become a part of our learning community, where you’ll find resources custom-made for your classroom. 
  • Get a full day of learning, multiple workshops and all meals included. 
  • The opportunity to enter a raffle for the chance to win additional classroom resources. 

Clock Hours: Illinois teachers registered for this program will receive 5 Clock Hours upon completion as well as a letter that can be shared with your school administration.


Sponsored by: Dover Foundation


$10 an educator 

Refund and cancellation policy

There are no refunds available for this program. Please visit our refund and cancellation policy.

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Program outcomes

Every Shedd program is evaluated so we never stop learning from you. Here’s what we’ve learned from our participants about our Educator Open House:  

 • Teachers develop their science-process skills by conducting investigations of the natural world.

 • Teachers gain awareness of Shedd resources for science instruction, both in and out of the classroom.

 • Teachers practice new science instructional strategies while engaging in activities designed for students.

 • Teachers gain ideas from peers on integration of inquiry-based science instruction in the classroom.

What our participants had to say

You really know how to make educators feel special and appreciated. I learned so much from this experience!"