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Earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours while gaining information and resources that support your classroom curriculum. Meet scholars, preview exhibits at Free Evenings for Educators, learn helpful hints for field trip planning, and more! Reserve your spot today, spaces fill up quickly! 

Pre-payment and reservations are required: contact 210.357.1910 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Refunds will only be provided with a two-week notice of cancellation.

FREE Evening for Educators
The World Through Magic Lanterns
Grades K – 12 • 2 CPE Hours
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 • 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Discover the devices that brought modern film projection and television into existence! From the 1700s until the early 1900s magic lanterns were used for teaching and storytelling. The evening features background content, helpful tips for visiting the exhibition and time to view the exhibit with the Witte’s educators.
FREE Evening for Educators
Alien Worlds and Androids
Grades K – 12 • 2 CPE Hours
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 • 5:30 –7:30 p.m.
Ignite your Wednesday evening with Alien Worlds and Androids, an interactive exhibit that explores theintersection of alien life, cutting edge science and sciencefiction. The evening features background content, helpfultips for visiting the exhibition and time to view the exhibitwith the Witte’s STEM Educator.
FREE Evening for Educators
Research & Collections Center
Grades K – 12 • 2 CPE Hours
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Explore the Witte’s collections as you never have before! With 300,000 artifacts collected over 86 years, the new  Research & Collections Center has 33,000 square feet of permanent storage to house these historic objects. Most collection items will be on constant view or in pull-out drawers enabling thousands of artifacts to be accessible to you and your students for the first time. The evening features background content, helpful tips for visiting the WRCC and time to view the center with the Witte’s educators.
Project WILD Aquatic
Grades K – 12 • Fee: $35 • 6 CPE Hours
Saturday, April 26 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (one hour lunch
break; lunch not provided)
Empower your students to think critically about conservation and the environment. This popular wildlife and environment educator workshop provides hands-on activities, games and explorations to share with your students in the classroom. A teacher resource book is included. Project WILD Aquatic is presented in collaboration with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Educator Programs in Science and Natural History are generously supported by The Boeing Company.
Educator Summer Institute
Teaching with Primary Sources
Grades K – 12 • 6 CPE Hours each day
Tuesday – Thursday, June 17 - 19 • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fee: $30 per day or $75 for all three days
Join the Witte’s educators and curators at the new state-of-the-art  Research and Collections Center. Revitalize students’ engagement with critical thinking by using primary sources.
• Tuesday, June 17: Exploring the Collections: One on One with Witte Curators
• Wednesday, June 18: Teaching with Objects: How can we group objects to tell a story?
• Thursday, June 19: Students’ Stories: Creating an Exhibit in Your Classroom