We Are Nature Educator Resources

We Are Nature 

Educator Previews

Educators are invited to Carnegie Museum of Natural History for free previews of We Are Nature: Living in the Anthropocene—the museum’s new exhibition exploring the Anthropocene. The Anthropocene is a term describing the new era in which humans are making a profound impact all Earth systems, even future geologic strata. While its formal use in Earth science is still being debated by geologists, the museum is embracing it as a social and cultural tool for exploring the broad sum effect humans are having on the planet.

Meet other educators who are interested in sustainability, and learn about opportunities to bring your students to see the exhibition. The museum is seeking valuable educator input that will help shape the development of the museum’s Anthropocene education programs.

Free educator previews were funded by the Grable Foundation. Pre-registration is required. Please email Program Registration to register.

Previews for K-12 Educators
Meet up for educators, administrators, or other professionals who work in K-12 schools
Wednesday, November 15, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 18, 10 a.m.–noon

Previews for College and University Educators and Student Leaders
Meet up for educators or leaders of student organizations who work with undergraduate or graduate students
Wednesday, November 8, 9:30–11:30 a.m.
Thursday, November 9, 1:30–3:30 p.m.

Previews for Community Educators
Meet up for educators who work at organizations like museums, environmental centers, after-school programs, community centers, scouting organizations, or other out-of-school settings
Monday, November 13, 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 15, 9:30–11:30 a.m.

Tours for Schools & Groups

We Are Nature
Tour (60 minute, $9 for K-12 and College, $11 Seniors, $15 Adults)
Pollution, climate change, habitat alteration, extinction - how can the history of the Earth can help us understand our present situation? We Are Nature uses interactive exhibits and specimens from our hidden collection to explore the interconnected relationship between humans and our environment. Examine how we have changed the planet and the important role you can play in collective action for a sustainable future.

Future Thinking Lab
Tour add-on (60 minute, $3 for all ages)
Take a deeper dive into local environmental challenges, and flex your creative muscles to envision future solutions. This workshop uses hands-on activities to investigate how natural history can inspire sustainable innovation. Customize your workshop by choosing a focus: Flooding & Green Infrastructure; Climate Change & Energy Infrastructure; or Food & Agriculture Infrastructure.