The French National Museum of Natural History (www.mnhn.fr) is highly experienced in providing professional development for science teachers. Courses for primary and secondary school teachers have been in place for the past 15 years. Over the last four years, approximately 3000 teachers per year have attended at least one of the courses provided.
Secondary life science teachers will visit the “Muséum national d’histoire naturelle” for up to three days to attend lectures and engage in hands-on learning opportunities through laboratory workshops. Additionally, teachers will utilize specialized software and learn to prepare for visits to the Museum's galleries and gardens to amplify scientific and historical concepts.
Access the web page of the programme on the French National Museum website.
For participating to a training session at the Muséum or if you have any question concerning the programme in France, please contact:
phone number: +33 (0)1 40 79 54 14
Created in 1635 as the “Royal Medicinal Plant Garden”, the Museum has worked ever since in the fields of natural and human sciences, toward the following missions:
It owns one of the world’s largest collections in natural history. Discovering, understanding, highlighting and helping to protect the Earth’s natural and cultural diversity form its central objectives. It operates under the supervision of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and the Ministry of Ecology and Sustainable Development and Planning.
- - conducting fundamental and applied research,
- - preserving and expanding its collections,
- - teaching and training,
- - providing expertise,
- - spreading scientific culture among the public.