Starlab Facilitator Training
Increase student engagement by using the Starlab! The Starlab is an inflatable, traveling planetarium that trained facilitators may rent out to present programs to groups of people about astronomy, Greek mythology, and more! The training is a hands-on, intensive course that will teach you some basics about space, astronomy, and the solar system, as well as how to present an informative and interactive program, and how to set up and take down the Starlab.
Cost: Free to participants
Certifications: Upon completion of the training, new facilitators will receive a certificate stating that they earned 6 course contact hours to be used for CDE license‐renewal credits.
Intended Audience: FCMoD’s traveling Starlab may be rented only by trained facilitators who will set up, take down, and run the equipment. Any adult intending to rent the Starlab to facilitate educational programs is encouraged to attend.
Renting Starlab: A one-week rental of the starlab and two program cylinders is $150. Additional cylinders are $20 each.
Special Requirements: Children cannot be accommodated in Professional Development Programs; no exceptions. Participants who arrive with children will not be admitted to the program.
Did you miss the training or can’t make it to the next one? You can always have a Starlab and an FCMoD educator come to you through our Outreach program!
Outreach Trunk Training
Learn how to use the hands-on history trunks at FCMoD. Starting at only $15 per week, these trunks can be used for several hands-on lessons on various historical topics. Set-up a training with an FCMoD team member to learn how to use these fabulous resources.
FCMoD Teacher Open House
Teacher Appreciation and Information Day
Date: Sunday, October 12
Time: 12 PM – 4 PM
Cost: Free museum admission for you and your family upon displaying your teacher ID
Bring your family along to check out the labs that FCMoD has to offer, take a look at the trunks (with a new reduced rental rate), enjoy one free Dome show, and learn about the historic courtyard programs. Free for you and your family; just present your school ID badge.