Using the exhibition Life in One Cubic Foot as inspiration, explore activities and lessons to teach learners about the dynamics of biodiversity and ecosystems. We’ll visit the exhibition to discover what a cubic foot of land or water reveals about the diversity of life on the planet with the help of “biocubes”, one-cubic-foot frames used to survey animals and plants living in an ecosystem. Meet with other formal and informal educators to think about ways we can support each other in planning for the new STEELS standards and their focus on project-based learning.

Life in One Cubic Foot is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.

This workshop welcomes educators from all subject areas and grade levels.

If more than 50% of your students qualify for free or reduced-price school lunch, your school or organization will be eligible for a scholarship towards a museum field trip after the workshop.

Funding is available to reimburse your school or district for substitute teacher costs on the day that you attend this workshop.

Date & Time

December 5, 2023
9:00am - 3:00pm


Carnegie Museum of Natural History
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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