Science Sleuths 2-Day Workshop


Ever wonder how to get kids engaged in science?


Real-World Science is key


Learn and participate in interactive activities to

empower children to love science 

Let's Do This!









Relevant and Practical

Learn practical skills and strategies you can immediately use. Have science lesson plans beyond the Montessori albums.



Interactive and Engaging Workshop

Be ready to participate in activities, discussions, and collaborative projects to engage and connect with other teachers. There will be small group discussions, hands-on activities, and multimedia presentations.



Feel Confident. Expert-led

Led by Jackie Grundberg, creator of Backpack Sciences. Jackie is a Montessori teacher educator, has over 20+ years of teaching experience, and is a former wildlife biologist.



When: April 22-23, 2023

Where: Denver, Colorado at Montessori Education Center of the Rockies (MECR),

3975 M.L.K. Jr. Blvd., Denver, CO 80205

Time: Sat. 8 am - 3 pm; Sun. 8 am - 3 to 4ish pm

What: 2 full days of awesome science lessons, science experiments, and having a blast!

Food: Box lunch, snacks, and water are included both days

Free parking on site 


Day 1: Saturday, April 22, 2023

From 8 am to 3 pm

  • Introduction & ice breaking group activity (Outdoors)
  • "How to Get Unstuck with Teaching Science & Start Moving Forward" Part 1
  • STEAM, Montessori & Interdisciplinary 
  • Scientific Inquiry & Mindset (Outdoors)
  • Stream Study and Water Quality (Lesson and Prep for Sunday)

Day 2: Sunday, April 23, 2023

 From 8 am to 3 to 4 ish pm

  • Scientific Notebook Lesson (Outdoors)
  • "Plankton Stream Study," "Macroinvertebrates " and "Water Quality" Field Trip. We'll travel to a local stream to conduct the hands-on experiments.
  • You'll learn how to prep and actively conduct all of the experiments! (Bring appropriate clothing and shoes.) (Outdoors)
  • "How to Get Unstuck with Teaching Science & Start Moving Forward" Part 2

Please note:

*** (Outdoors) Indicates the the activities will be outside. Please make sure you're prepared with appropriate clothing (jackets, pants, gloves, and hat) to go outside. During Sunday's field trip, you'll be outside for most of the day. The other outdoor activities are for 30 minutes or so.

*** If the weather hinders our outdoor activities, I'll show you how to substitute the lessons indoors for just as much fun. 

** The amount of walking is minimal, but you have to be physically capable of walking on unstable surfaces near the stream or lake. 

* This is an interactive, outdoor workshop requiring movement. This is not for you if you want to sit in a chair and listen to lectures. As we know our students benefit from nature, movement, and science, I want you to feel comfortable and confident to do these activities with your students. 

Real-World Science

to Engage Children

This workshop is for you if you want to take your science lessons to the next level. These are real experiments, data collection and observation tools biologists conduct. 

The goal is for you to feel confident, comfortable, and have fun. This excitement and energy will transfer to your students.

Let's enjoy beautiful Colorado and its outdoors together!


"The child must learn by his own individual experience, and any science that he is to learn must be based on this experience."  Dr. Maria Montessori


Science Sleuth Workshop


April 22-23, 2023

  • Experience hands-on activities and do real science work. Then bring this excitement back to your students.
  • Have 6 science lessons you've completed personally
  • Confidence in how you create inquiry and project-based science lessons
  • Surround yourself with like-minded people and create new friendships
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