Teacher Resources | La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

Teacher Resources



Spend a Saturday morning at La Brea Tar Pits and gain some unique experiences and skills to take back to your classroom. Our free weekend educator workshops explore teaching techniques and methodologies that will connect your students to active science in L.A. and meet NGSS and Common Core goals!


Using the Outdoor Classroom            
Saturday March 23, 2019
9 am - 12 pm

Spend a morning with us searching LA’s backyard for some amazing Ice Age survivors! We’ll talk about outdoor teaching in the Pleistocene Garden and discuss how documenting local species can help us understand our ancient past. Learn how you and your students can use technology to record findings, share discoveries, or maybe spot a new species at the museum, your neighborhood park, or even your school!

Subscribe to the educator e-mail list in the sidebar to be the first to learn about upcoming opportunities. Click here to see the educator opportunities the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County has to offer!


If you missed a workshop or just can't seem to find that one amazing handout, don't worry! Just click here to download resources from our past workshops. 


Subscribe to our educator e-mail list in the sidebar to be the first to hear about free educator events and updates at La Brea Tar Pits! In it, you'll find the latest on scheduling a visit, new programs, upcoming professional development opportunities, and other cool resources available to you and your students. To view past newsletters, click here.


Download our printable lesson plans to help your students connect classroom curriculum with their museum experiences!

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