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About the Workshop

The Science Ambassador Workshop is open to middle- and high-school science and math teachers. Participants spend 5 days at CDC's headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Workshop activities include:

  • Interactive seminars with CDC scientists on epidemiology and public health science topics
  • Seminars with Epidemic Intelligence Service officers and Disease Detectives camp students
  • Team building and collaboration
  • Lesson plan development
  • Panel discussions with CDC public health experts
  • Tours of CDC’s headquarters

After the Workshop

Post-workshop, participants become CDC Science Ambassadors who teach and provide feedback on the lesson plans that incorporate examples of epidemiology and public health science into their classrooms. CDC Science Ambassadors are encouraged to

  • Promote teaching epidemiology and public health science informally to colleagues and formally at local-, state-, or national teacher meetings and conferences
  • Develop additional lesson plans and course curricula
  • Teach an elective science course in epidemiology and public health science
  • Share lesson plans with colleagues
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Benefits of Participating in the Workshop

  • Attend seminars by CDC scientists on current public health topics
  • Collaborate with CDC scientists to develop challenging and innovative public health lesson plans that meet National Science Education Standards
  • Tour CDC’s state-of-the-art headquarters, including the Emergency Operations Center and the David J. Sencer CDC Museum
  • Expand professional network of teachers and public health professionals
  • Earn 4.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)