Fredrick Edwin Church, Rainy Season in the Tropics, 1866. Museum purchase, Mildred Anna Williams Collection

As of February 7th, this workshop has SOLD OUT! We apologize for the inconvenience, and hope to see you next time!

In the meantime, check out these lesson plans merging art and science.

Back by popular demand and expanded! Spend two days investigating this question: What colors are our earth and sky? This workshop, designed for middle-school teachers, integrates content related to physical and life sciences with practices that help you prompt your students into deeper ways of thinking through engagement with art. This workshop introduces ideas for involving students in close observation, developing their own questions, planning and conducting investigations, and revising or re-envisioning their ideas based on their findings. Every participant leaves with a handcrafted notebook and lesson resources, and is given time to explore the galleries at the California Academy of Sciences and the de Young. Ideal for teachers of grades 6–8.

More About the Event

Dates and times

This is a two day workshop, taking place on March 11 and March 18 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.  Participants are required to attend both sessions.


We partner with the de Young frequently to provide professional development for Bay Area educators that integrates the thinking skills of artists and scientists.

Access lesson plans from our past collaborations in our art and science archive.

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