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Inspired education starts with inspired teachers, and the Connecticut Science Center is committed to supporting educators with resources that tie closely to the Connecticut Science Framework standards. We understand the importance of informal science education. Learning outside the classroom keeps students excited about learning, helping them relate in-school studies to potential careers in STEM—science, technology, engineering, and math. We consider Connecticut Science Center an essential part of the STEM education environment, supporting classroom learning with hands-on, inquiry-based exploration. We provide engaging, one-of-a-kind experiences that speak to the natural curiosity in young people.

Mandell Academy for Teachers

The Mandell Academy for Teachers offers Student Engagement Strategies, Inquiry Teaching and Learning, STEM Education Units, Science Content Workshops, Engineering Practices, and Science Coaching. Through our accreditation by Charter Oak State College, participants earn graduate college credit (3 credits per year for 3 years) toward a Master’s Degree as part of our Inquiry Teaching and Learning programs.

Teachers (Pre-K through Grade 12) Visit for FREE All Summer!

Event Date: Now through August 31
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Teachers, education administrators, and Board of Education members serving students in Kindergarten through grade 12 are invited to visit the Connecticut Science Center free of charge all summer long! Discover the outstanding educational resources the Science Center has to offer, from Professional Development for you at the Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell Academy for Teachers, to outreach and field trips for your students. Please present a valid educator ID at our ticket counter for free General Admission.

Fall Field Trip Special $2 off

Book your fall 2014 field trips before September 10 and save $2 per person! Discounted field trips must be taken by
December 31.

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2013–2014 Educator Planning Guide
Programs, exhibits and educator support for the Connecticut Science Framework.


STEM Units
These units have been designed to follow the engineering learning practices model in the Next Generation Science Standards.


2014 Connecticut STEM Conference
A conference designed for school teachers, college faculty, administrators, and counselors set in a dynamic STEM venue.