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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.

$7 Fall Field Trip Special

Hurry! Offer ends September 12.
Book your Fall 2014 field trip before September 12 and save $2 per person! Discounted field trips must be taken by December 31.

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

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 (Now through August 31)! Please present a valid educator ID at our ticket counter for free General Admission.

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2014–2015 Educator Planning Guide

Programs, exhibits and educator support for the Connecticut Science Framework.

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STEM Units

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

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2014 Connecticut STEM Conference

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

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