A main focus of KBS outreach is providing resources and professional development for local teachers. Sharing the love of science has created many resources and innovative programs.
Please explore our website to access free materials and contact Kara Haas, Science Education and Outreach Coordinator with questions.
What’s Happening? Check out recent blog posts for upcoming programs and ideas on lessons!
Lesson plans and field trip resources created by teachers, students and scientists.
The KBS K-12 Partnership is a joint effort among KBS scientists, MSU College of Education faculty, and science teachers and administrators in southwest Michigan school districts. Several professional development workshops and institutes are offered each year.
Teaching Science Outdoors is a program for Elementary teachers with several sessions held each summer.
The Kellogg Bird Sanctuary is the front door to KBS and is the home-base for most K-12 field trips. If you don’t see a tour that fits your needs or your curriculum, please contact Kara Haas, to discuss custom field trip ideas.
Training for Graduate Students in Science Communication and Outreach
Each year MSU STEM graduate students are offered the opportunity to apply to be Science Education and Outreach Fellows. Fellows work to coordinate professional development, lead field trips, visit classrooms and create lesson plans to help explain their research to new audiences. More information: Financial Support and Housing for Graduate Students.
Have questions? Send us an email! or Complete the form below!
Kara Haas, Science Education & Outreach Coordinator (karahaas (at) msu.edu)
Misty Klotz, Community Outreach Assistant (klotzmis (at) msu.edu)
Sean Griffin, Science Education Fellow 2018-19
Meredith Zettlemoyer, Science Education Fellow 2018-19