For the health and safety of visitors and staff, Winterthur’s on-site school programs are suspended until further notice. Click here for information about our virtual school programs.
Need a few ideas to help reinforce the great things your students learned during a Winterthur school program? Need a bit of inspiration to guide your use of objects as primary sources in the classroom? Look no further! We’ve assembled some great pre-materials, and we offer workshops on a regular basis where you can try activities to use with your own students.
Teachers who book a Winterthur school program receive a confirmation sheet, bus driving directions, a brief history of Winterthur flyer, and a list of suggestions for a super field trip or outreach program in the mail. We also have available a brief power point presentation about Winterthur available to share with your students, which can also be downloaded as a pdf. We've also put together a Field Trip Checklist to ensure your trip to Winterthur is the best!
To further prepare your students to their trip to Winterthur and better incorporate the trip into your lessons, we have prepared pre- and post-visit materials. These range from activities and worksheets to writing prompts and games.
In addition to on-site and off-site programs for teachers and schools, Winterthur also provides teachers with a quarterly e-newsletter titled Classroom Connections, which provides information on the programs we are currently offering and activities that can be integrated into classroom curriculum. To sign up for the quarterly e-newsletter, please visit our sign-up page.
Upcoming Teacher Workshops
B.Y.O.C. Teacher Appreciation Morning (Virtual Program)
Saturday, March 13, 10:00–10:45 am
Bring your own coffee and join us for a free teacher appreciation morning. Together we will look at sustainable approaches for teaching and explore some of the resources that Winterthur has to offer both teachers and students. Call 800.448.3883 to register.
Teachers’ Workshop: Sustainable Teaching
Saturday, May 8, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Teaching and sustainability go hand-in-hand. Within the context of progressive education, this teachers’ workshop offers sustainable practices for ourselves, our students, and our environment. $15; $10 for Winterthur and Delaware Museum of Natural History Members. Call 800.448.3883 to register.
Teacher Focus Group
Sunday, May 23, 10:00–11:00 am
Saturday, September 18, 10:00–11:00 am
Join us on-site and connect with your colleagues to discuss the upcoming school year. In this exchange, we want to hear from teachers about how we can continue to support you as well as present some of the resources Winterthur has to offer. Light fare will be provided. To register, please email Leah Koontz at email@example.com.
Pre-registration is required for all workshops. Attendance is limited. Continue to check the website for updated information about upcoming workshops.
Teacher Focus Group
Saturday, September 18, 9:30–11:00 am
Join us on-site and connect with your colleagues as we discuss the upcoming school year. Teachers who participate will receive a $50.00 stipend per session. Limited space is available, to apply please fill out this link. In this exchange, we are looking to hear from teachers on how we can continue to support you as well as present some of the resources Winterthur has to offer. Please bring your masks and stick around to hear bestselling author of historical fiction Stephanie Dray’s lecture in Copeland lecture hall! If you have any questions please contact Leah Koontz at firstname.lastname@example.org
Field Trip Scholarship Application
Through the generosity of corporate sponsors, scholarships are available to qualifying groups based on diversity of student population, percentage of students who receive free or reduced lunch, and the amount of state or federal aid the organization receives. Such financial aid can cover off-site program costs, student admission fees, and transportation costs of up to $250 per day.
Please complete this short online application form for the scholarship. Apply as soon as possible after making your reservation.