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Educator Open House

There's so much to explore....right in your own backyard! In partnership with College of DuPage, The Morton Arboretum is co-hosting an open house for local-area educators. Come and check out educator resources, workshops, and experiences available for you and your students for this school year! While this event is geared toward grades 6-12 educators, all are welcome.

Event Details

Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022
3 to 6 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center at 
The Morton Arboretum 

Registration is closed.

Participating Organizations

Below is a list and description of the local organizations participating in this event. For more details about the individual organization, please visit their website.

College of DuPage

See what College of DuPage has to offer for you and your students, including volunteer opportunities, professional development, field trips, and more!

DuPage Children's Museum

We will feature programming and resources for school-aged audiences, including our Learning Labs and Wonder Clubs programs. We will have promotional resources and some hands-on experiences to highlight the type of learning opportunities students can engage in during our programs.

DuPage County Farm Bureau - Ag in the Classroom

Our organization provides in classroom lessons related to agriculture as well as yearly teacher workshops and teacher grants. All of our resources and lessons are free for DuPage County teachers.

DuPage Regional Office of Education STEM Squad

The STEM Squad offers after school programs at your middle school, we participate in school STEM Nights, and lend supplies in our STEM Trunks. A few of these activities will be featured.

Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

Discover interactive nature-based STEM programs and opportunities for students and teachers available at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County including field trips, classroom programs, outreach, and resources such as loanable materials.

Glen Ellyn Public Library

We will bring in our circulating STEAM Kits and flyers with information on our teacher loan program, tech classroom visits and other school related services.

Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum at Benedictine University

The Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum at Benedictine University offers a variety of natural science and environmental education programs, trainings, and events. Our natural history museum has over 3,500 specimens on display, including exhibits on geology, botany, zoology, paleontology, and more.

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art

At the Lizzadro Museum, we offer a unique opportunity to combine art and science! Meet with our staff geologist to learn how we can help enhance your earth science and art curriculum.

Naperville Astronomical Association

NAA will have telescopes and operators for live views of the Sun or the night sky at our observatory or your school (or elsewhere); resources and speakers for indoor or outdoor presentations on the constellations, other visual targets in the sky, and substantive topics in astronomy and astrophysics.

Pathway to Adventure Council, Boy Scouts of America

We are featuring our STEM and Exploring posts, including our robotics samples and an airplane to make and take with you!

Red Oak Nature Center

We will be highlighting our new education brochure that will list our new opportunities for schools, students and educator workshops in addition to showcasing our newest developments.

TechGirlz

We will be featuring one of our programs using Edison Robots, and we will have flyers and swag for educators to learn more about utilizing our free, open sourced curriculum to get girls into tech. We are also in the middle of creating a tech HUB and curriculum for educators and adult champions to support middle schoolers on their tech pathway.

The Conservation Foundation

Let nature be your classroom! The Conservation Foundation’s McDonald Farm headquarters in south Naperville is an oasis in the suburbs that provides a unique place to explore nature and a working organic farm. Our 90-minute field trips are multi-disciplinary and developed to align with Next Generation Science Standards, incorporating STEAM themes (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art or Agriculture, and Math) and environmental stewardship.

The Morton Arboretum

The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL is a 1400 acre living laboratory of trees and shrubs from around the world. In addition to world-class tree and shrub collections, The Arboretum's ecosystems are a unique and perfect backdrop for K-12 classes, field trips and learning opportunities. Learn More about the K-12 education offerings and resources we have for you and your students. 

This event is co-hosted by College of DuPage and The Morton Arboretum. 

Contact Information

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Division
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2E06
(630) 942-3210
Email: stemdiv@cod.edu
For STEM academic course inquiries, call (630) 942-3210.

STEM Outreach Coordinator
Institutional Resource Center (IRC), Room 1062
(630) 942-3021
Email: mccubbinss@cod.edu

For College of DuPage Admissions inquiries, call (630) 942-2626 or email admissions@cod.edu.