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!
Teacher Appreciation Day for Teachers and their Families
Fall 2014, date and time TBD
FCMoD annually invites local educators in for a special free evening at the museum. Come to find out what programs and fun events are going on at the museum this year for your family and for your students! It is a hands-on opportunity for you to see, touch, and learn about our offerings while enjoying refreshments and meeting some of our experienced educators in person.
All attendants will be eligible to enter a raffle for a variety of prizes, including a free 1-week trunk rental, a free learning lab for up to 30 of your students, or a free dome show for up to 30 of your students.