Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

STEM Education

STEM education is an acronym for the fields of study in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Students well versed in STEM are presently prominent on the public education agenda of the United States. The teaching strategies are inquiry based, discovery learni

STEM education at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

ng oriented, preferring interactive, hands on activities and student directed presentations.

In collaboration with organizations such as the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), the Museum will offer STEM-based teacher training programs with an emphasis on natural history. STEM education (science, technology, engineering and math) is currently the major educational initiative across the country. The Museum will offer STEM education workshops for PDP (Professional Development Points) to Massachusetts teachers.

For example, the following is a Sample Standard

Life Science: How organisms meet their basic needs in their environment

Children who demonstrate understanding can:


The Museum is uniquely positioned to work on curriculum and lesson plans to incorporate the standard.

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is approved by the Massachusetts Department of Education to be a PDP provider. Teachers can attend our programs and earn credit toward their license renewal and other DOE approved benefits.