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U-M Faculty

U-M faculty can take advantage of the Museum of Natural History resources to enrich their teaching and research outreach activities. Please contact us as early as possible so that we may meet your needs. 

Classes and Groups. Visit with your classes and extend student learning in the Museum's exhibit galleries, or send your students to the Museum to complete class assignments in the galleries. Request a planetarium show for your class, or request a special program, including guided gallery tours, behind-the-scene visits, or classroom presentations. The Museum maintains a file of past class assignments for reference.

Support for Research Outreach. The Museum can help U-M researchers meet NSF "Broader Impacts" requirements, as well as outreach requirements of other sponsors. For more information, contact Amy Harris or Kira Berman.

Science Communication Fellows. Faculty and postdoctoral graduate students participate in our Science Communication Fellows program which provides specific communication skill training and opportunity for public interaction.

Faculty Projects. The Museum of Natural History staff work alongside faculty to develop exhibits and programs representing their research.  A recent example was "The Shape of the Universe" (2015).  Museum staff worked closely with Lydia Bieri, Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics, to develop a temporary exhibit, planetarium piece and high school outreach program related to her research in cosmology.