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Virginia, Maryland, and DC teachers are invited to register for a FREE workshop at George Washington's Mount Vernon.

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George Washington's Mount Vernon

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George Washington, Mount Vernon, and STEM

Visit George Washington’s Mount Vernon for a full day STEM workshop on Tuesday, February 26th focused on gaining an understanding of George Washington the designer, engineer, and architect, and the 18th century world in which he lived. Engage in collaborative activities with fellow DMV area teachers, learn from content and Estate experts, and acquire resources to foster the education and exploration of Washington’s world in your classroom. The workshop is open to all K-12 teachers, but will be aimed at upper elementary level classrooms. Come learn with us, and be inspired by the richness of Mount Vernon’s landscape and its accompanying STEM history.

Substitute funding of $120 will be provided to every participant. More details to come in February.

Draft Schedule

8:30am Welcome & Coffee and Snacks
9:00am George Washington, Mount Vernon, and STEM Lecture
10:00am Hands-On History Session- Surveying in the 18th Century
11:00am Primary Source Workshop- Maps, Drawings, Designs of the Mount Vernon Collection
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Intro Inquiry Activity
1:30pm Outbuildings and/or Gardens Tour
2:30pm Blacksmith and Spinning Room Tour
3:15pm  Museum and Education Center- Guided Exploration
4:15pm Wrap-Up Inquiry Activity
5:00pm Private Mansion Tour (Optional)
6:00pm Private Cocktail Reception (Optional)