You’re Invited to the 2017 SciREN Triangle Networking Event!


The free SciREN Triangle networking event provides a networking opportunity for educators and researchers. At SciREN events, scientists share K-12 classroom-ready lesson plans that are based on their current research  and adhere to state and national educational standards. The SciREN Triangle networking event is held at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, NC. Additionally, SciREN gives scientists and educators opportunities to arrange classroom visits and to collaborate on curriculum development.


Educators: All interested teachers and educators looking to make connections with local researchers are welcome to attend!

Researchers: Students, faculty, and other researchers at all career stages that are excited about sharing their STEM research with educators are welcome! All researcher participants are expected to develop workable lesson plans which can be posted online and made available to educators for them to use in their classrooms. Researchers are also invited to participate in a Lesson Plan Workshop to help them develop effective and relevant lesson plans. For additional questions, please see our Researcher Information page



SciREN Triangle Networking Event: September 21, 2017 at NC Museum of Natural Science Nature Exploration Center

Educators: Make connections with local researchers and walk away with new lessons to try out in your classroom!

Researchers: Present your lesson plan and activity to educators in person!

Everyone: Meet and network with tons of outreach-loving researchers and science-loving educators from across the state!


Lesson Plan Workshop: August 19, 2017 at NC Museum of Natural Science Nature Research Center

Researchers: Learn how to design a lesson plan using state and national teaching standards, receive helpful lesson planning materials and template, and discuss ideas with in-service teachers and education professionals


Lesson Plan Office Hours at Duke, UNC, NCSU: Schedule coming soon.

-Researchers: Are you excited about writing a lesson plan and don’t want to wait until August to start working on your idea? Come to office hours to ask questions and chat with SciREN team members at your institution! We will help you to come up with ideas and develop your lesson plan before the main Lesson Plan Workshop on August 27th.

SciREN Triangle is hosting free, optional lesson plan idea and development workshops at each of the Triangle institutions (UNC, Duke, NCSU). The goal of these “mini” workshops is to help researchers come up with an idea and start writing their lesson plan before the main lesson plan workshop on August 27th, 2016 at the Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh. Although participants can attend the August workshop without a lesson plan idea, researchers will find the workshop most helpful if they come with a working idea and specific questions to ask of our educator volunteers during the workshop. The schedule can be found here.




NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, NC