Professional Development

Professional Development Workshops: Science in Nature

Let us help with NGSS

Are you familiar with NGSS but wonder how to make it work in your classroom, your school? The Connecticut Audubon Society’s expert staff has been involved in the process of the state’s adoption of the NGSS for over 4 years and we are here to help you put the NGSS into practice at your school campus.

Connecticut Audubon Society’s Science in Nature Professional Development workshops guide educators through hands-on, inquiry-based activities that relate to earth and life sciences, ecology, conservation and citizenship. We take educators through classroom and field-based investigations where they have the opportunity to learn by doing, and provide examples of meaningful assessments of student learning.

Educators also network with their peers and receive consultations on how to integrate the practices of NGSS into their school’s scope and sequence. Our workshops are appropriate for K-12 classroom teachers, as well as non-formal educators. We can conduct these workshops at any of our centers or at your school.

Most importantly, we believe in working as a team with educators to ensure success back in the classroom. Our staff remains a resource and touchpoint for educators who participate in our Professional Development Workshops even once the workshop has been completed.


We require at least 6 educators per session, with a maximum capacity of 25.

We recommend a minimum of a 6-hour session, but shorter sessions can be arranged.

You can choose from our core topic areas, or we can work with you to create a professional development workshop that meets your needs:

  • Weather & Climate
  • Geology
  • Adaptations
  • Wetland Ecology
  • Bird Ecology

For more information, please contact Michelle Eckman, Director of Education, at

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