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CDC’s Science Ambassador Workshop is an annual five-day professional development workshop for middle and high school teachers. It provides training in curriculum design and teaching strategies that engage students in math and science using real-life epidemiology and public health science examples. During the first three days, CDC scientists lead workshop sessions on current public health topics and demonstrate a variety of teaching methods. During the final two days, workshop participants work collaboratively with CDC scientists to write lesson plans for our lesson plan collection . After the workshop, CDC continues to consult with teachers who have attended the workshop in teaching or accrediting courses in epidemiology and public health in the classroom, or who have an interest in presenting information to colleagues, teacher meetings, and conferences.

The Science Ambassador Workshop takes place July 18–22, 2016 at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Workshop participants receive guided tours of CDC’s Emergency Operations Center and David J. Sencer Museum . In addition, teachers can earn 4.0 continuing education units. The workshop is free, but participants are responsible for their own transportation, lodging, and meals. Visit the CDC Science Ambassador registration page for information on how to apply. Applications must be received by April 15, 2016.