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Exciting Opportunities for Teachers and Students at the NHM

Stegosaurusf00216The Natural History Museum is offering an array of programs and events this fall. They’re offering workshops on science notebooking and Common Core standards as well as lectures, trainings, and a “make and take” workshop to help get you and your students using your school (and the Museum) as a biological field site doing project-based learning.

For Teachers:
Science Notebooking
Saturday October 5, 8:30-12:30
Learn how observing writing and drawing can help incorporate and support Common Core Standards in your classroom! E-mail for more on how to register.

Schoolyear Wildlife: A Makers Workshop
Saturday October 12, 9:00-1:00
Hear about how NHM biologist study urban wildlife (mountain lions in Griffith Park? Bugs in our back yard?) and how they capture their data. Then learn to make and use tools to document wildlife at your school. RSVP with name, phone and e-mail at; subject line: Schoolyard Wildlife Registration. One name per registration please.

iNaturalist Drop-In Training
Saturday October 19, 9:30am-12:30pm
Drop in anytime to get one-on-one training and help with NHM educators on how you and your students can contribute to existing research projects in iNaturalist, or create your very own! No registration required.

For Students:
Our L.A. History
Saturdays November 2,9, 23 and December 7, 2013
PJ_BQ043_becomi_G_20130820203157.1Where is your place in LA? This drawing course for grades 9-12 is based on our new exhibit, Becoming L.A., and guides students in creating art that reflects both their personal history and the history of L.A. Taught in conjuction with Ryman Arts, this opportunity is free and requires a commitment to attend all four classes. To register e-mail

Take a Field Trip to the Annenberg Space for Photography! National Geographic Exhibit Opening at the End of October

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Photo by Lynsey Addario of National Geographic

Take a field trip to the Annenberg Space for Photography which recently announced its next exhibit, The Power of Photography: National Geographic 125 Years. Organized in collaboration with National Geographic magazine, the exhibit celebrates the iconic publication’s 125 year anniversary.  It features a special print and digital exhibition, as well as two documentaries. From iconic images to portraits; landscapes to natural history, The Power of Photography will offer a wide range of photographic genres and themes free to the public for six months, beginning October 26, 2013 through April 27, 2014.

Admission is always FREE  at The Annenberg Space for Photography. Bus scholarships are available to Title I schools. Click here to learn more about bus scholarships.

Introduction to Music Production Course for High School Students at the Grammy Museum! Starting Oct 4th

music production, eccla, los angeles, field tripThe GRAMMY Museum will be offering a six-week long Introduction to Music Production Course for High
School Students 9th-12th grade. The program starts on October 4, 2013 and runs until November 8, 2013 (Friday’s from 4pm-5:30pm).

Students will learn the fundamentals for creating, arranging, editing, and mixing using a Digital Audio Workstation (also known as DAW). Students will also engage with industry professionals to discuss the process of Music Production. At the end of the six-weeks, each student will have completed an original instrumental to showcase what they have learned throughout the course.

The Cost of this six week session is $75 for Museum Members and $100 for non-members. Scholarships are available for qualified students. For more information please email the GRAMMY education department.

Click here for the flyer
Click here for the registration form

Your Skills are Needed! Become a Writing Mentor for Girls in LA or Refer a Student

eccla, writing mentor, writegirl, los angeles, schools, mentor, women in educationWant to give back to the creative community?  Then volunteer with WriteGirl as a writing mentor to foster creative talent and healthy life choices in teenage girls in Los Angeles!

What is WriteGirl?
WriteGirl is a non profit organization that empowers teen girls through creative writing and self-expression. Girls develop better writing abilities that prepare them for college and beyond.  The one-on-one mentorship aims to inspire girls to pursue careers in writing, such as journalism, public relations, screenwriting, songwriting, corporate communications, publishing, website content producing, editing or creative writing.

So how can you help?
You can volunteer in different ways to fit your interest and availability.  You can help with:

  • communications, marketing, fundraising, event planning and more;
  • monthly group workshops;
  • or attend weekly one-on-one sessions with teenage girls interested in improving their writing skills

Visit their website to see what it takes to be a mentor and volunteer!

Want to Refer a Student?
Girls between the ages of 13-18 are welcomed to join. This program is FREE and is proven to be effective. One-hundred percent of WriteGirl Core Mentoring Program girls have graduated high school and have gone on to college!

The season will begin in Fall 2013 and will continue through June 2014. Workshop dates TBA.
To become a WriteGirl mentee, please complete the application and fax it to 213.253.2618 or visit their website for more information to see if its right for you.

School Tours for PreK-12 at the Skirball Museum! Applications Open 7/16

The Skirball offers students in grades PreK-12 a variety of school tours involving art, architecture, archeology, identity, history, and much more! Their programs focus on building understanding across cultures and inspiring students to engage in improving the world around them.

Online registration begins at noon on Tuesday, July 16. Bus and admission scholarships are available as part of booking a tour. Click here for Frequently Asked Questions to find out more about scholarships.

Visit their website for a complete listing of tours and more information!