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Regional Training Workshops

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2023 Regional training workshops will be offered in San Diego, Austin, and Atlanta. Registration opens November 15, 2022!

CDC Science Ambassador regional training workshops provide a unique opportunity for STEM teachers and other educators to practice using public health STEM lesson plans, learn strategies to teach epidemiology and public health concepts, and meet public health experts.

The two-day training workshops include:

  • Hands-on sessions that walk through STEM lesson plans on public health topics, including those featured in the CDC NERD Academy curriculum
  • Interactive discussions on how public health content can be used to create inquiry-based, transdisciplinary lessons and activities
  • Panels with CDC experts, state and local public health professionals, and university faculty and students from local public health programs

Public health topics covered during the workshops could include:

  • Applied epidemiology: Investigating an outbreak like a disease detective
  • Infectious disease: COVID-19, pandemic influenza, zoonotic disease
  • Global health: The global HIV epidemic
  • Population health: The opioid overdose epidemic and the obesity epidemic
  • Environmental Health: Noise-induced hearing loss
  • Public health careers: The paths to becoming a CDC disease detective


  • U.S. citizens who currently teach middle school (6–8 grade) or high school (9–12 grade)
  • U.S. citizens who currently hold an education leadership position in a U.S. school, district, or state (e.g., district curriculum coordinator, principal, department chair, STEM coordinator, state teachers association representative, afterschool program director)


You may register now, to attend one of the regional training workshops. Registration will remain open for each session until filled.

2023 Workshops

San Diego, California
University of California San Diego
February 9–10
8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m. PT
Austin, TX
University of Texas
March 2–3
8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m. CT
Atlanta, Georgia
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
July 27–28
8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m. ET