Archaeology in an Hour! – May 13, 2017
Time: 9:30am – 1:30pm
Join the Florida Public Archaeology Network and the Historical Society of Palm Beach County for a backpack full of archaeology-themed lesson plans and hands-on learning.
For more information contact: Rose Gualtieri, Education Coordinator, (561)832.4164 ext. 104
Palm Beach County History Institute
June 12, 2017 – June 16, 2017
Learn about the interesting and diverse history of Palm Beach County in hands-on workshops onsite with professional staff and educators of the following organizations: Historical Society of Palm Beach County, Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach, Flagler Museum, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, S.D. Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum, Delray Beach Historical Society, and Yesteryear Village.
During a week-long course, teachers will visit and learn about a different area of Palm Beach County and travel each day to the participating location. Teachers who complete all requirements can receive up to 28 in-service points from the School District of Palm Beach County. Upon course completion, teachers will also receive a certificate of participation.
The History Institute is limited to Palm Beach County educators who teach grades K-12, on a first come, first served basis. Space is limited: maximum enrollment is 25 teachers. There is a $50.00 non-refundable early registration fee due by May 12, 2017. A $60.00 non-refundable registration fee applies for registration May 13- June 5, 2017. To register for the History Institute click here .
What teachers are saying:I just wanted to express my gratitude for such an enlightening experience at the History Institute. It was definitely a well organized and educational event. We were all very amazed to see such passion and true excitement about history exhibited by all of the presenters. This enthusiasm and pride in the history of Palm Beach County was evident by all involved. I thoroughly enjoyed visiting the various historical sites and learning about the people that contributed to the making of our Palm Beach County. The History Institute was one of the most enriching summer institutes that I have ever experienced in my 31 years of teaching. There were so many resources, books and technology provided, that I will continue my learning this summer. I now have my summer reading! The History Institute has motivated me to learn more about our county. As for my fifth graders, they will learn that history begins in their own backyard! Again, thanks to all for beginning my summer with an exciting, educational week…..just terrific! Cheryl Geller
Palmetto Elementary School 2015 Class
For more information:
Contact: Rose Gualtieri, Education Coordinator, at
561-832-4164 ext. 104 or click here to email.
This is an exciting learning opportunity for Palm Beach County teachers! Enroll now and don’t miss out on a great experience.
The Guide for The Adventures of Charlie Pierce: The Last Calusa was written by Patricia Kissel, Jupiter Farms Elementary School; Michelle Girardin, Palm Beach Gardens Elementary School; and Cheryl Burkhardt, retired SDPBC teacher and HSPBC board member.
The Guides for The Adventures of Charlie Pierce: The Last Egret Teacher Guide were written by the School District of Palm Beach County.
The Guide for War in Florida’s Waters was written for the special exhibit “War in Florida’s Waters 1942-1943: Eyes of the Home Skies,” 2010.
The Guide for Paradise in Peril was written for the special exhibit “Paradise in Peril: World War II in Palm Beach County,” 2012.
The Guide for For the Love of the Game was written for the special exhibit “For the Love of the Game: Baseball in the Palm Beaches,” 2016.