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SYCAMORE, Ill. — Calling all teachers, homeschool parents, scout leaders, teachers’ aids, school administrators and area educators: you’re invited to an open house at the Midwest Museum of Natural History in Sycamore from 4:30 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28.
Explore the museum, enjoy refreshments, meet animal ambassadors, and learn about the educational opportunities the museum offers, including fieldtrips, outreach programs and its new Educator Resource Boxes.
“The museum is an astonishing resource for our community and especially for our schools,” said museum Director Molly Trickey. “To have a facility like this in our own back yard is amazing, and our teachers’ night will help educators discover what the museum can do for them. We’re especially excited about our new Educator Resource Boxes.”
Each Educator Resource Box focuses on a different area of natural history, such as Native American culture, life cycles, dinosaurs and more. They are filled with a range of artifacts, activities and replicas, all carefully selected to facilitate learning and meet state standards.
Boxes can be checked out by DeKalb County educators free of charge to enjoy with their students in their own classrooms.
The Educator Resource Box project is made possible by a grant from the DeKalb County Community Foundation.
The open house is free, but RSVP is requested by calling (815) 895-9777 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the Midwest Museum of Natural History, 425 W. State St., Sycamore, and upcoming events, visit www.mmnh.org.
Posted Feb. 27, 2013