Junior education majors got the chance to explore the many resources available to them at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and Cleveland Botanical Garden on April 8, 2014.
Roxanne Sorrick, associate professor of education, Kathy Maretka, director of student teaching and field experience, and Matt Sorrick, director of the center for science education, organized this trip for students in the early childhood education track, in order to introduce them to the valuable resources they have right in the Northeast Ohio region.
At the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, the group met with staff at the Science Resource Center and looked through teaching kits and materials to explore ideas for future projects and lesson plans. Students spent the afternoon at the Cleveland Botanical Garden. The Director of Education led them on a guided tour of the Glasshouse, the Hershey Children’s Garden and outdoor gardens by the Director of Education.
While on the trip, Miranda Wright ’15 won a one-year teacher membership for resource materials.
“Once again, we were reminded of the wonderful resources and opportunities that Cleveland museums and organizations have to offer teachers and how close they really are to Hiram in terms of proximity,” Roxanne Sorrick said.
Funding for this trip was provided by Hiram alumni and the education department.