Teacher PD: Frog Morphology and Natural Selection


Wednesday, February 23, 2022, 8:30am to 2:30pm


Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Rows of 3D printed frogs.
Frogs are an amazingly diverse group of animals. How did all this diversity arise? We will explore this question by looking at the physical characteristics of frogs drawn from the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology Herpetology Collection. After looking for traits that give frogs survival advantages in their environments, we will investigate the process through which these frogs came to have their particular forms. This lesson is intended for students in grades 6–8. Suitable also for grades 3–5 in modified form.

Advance registration required. $50 deposit will be refunded upon completion of the workshop.


You will receive:

  • Free workshop

  • Breakfast and lunch each day

  • Free parking

  • $100 stipend upon completion of the workshop

  • Two-year family museum membership, and six family passes for your students

  • PDP certificate (Massachusetts requires at least 10 PDPs for any award. If you take both workshops you will earn 10 PDPs. For teachers who participated in workshops with us over the past year, we can add 5 PDPs per workshop to your existing points.)

Harvard University regulations require that all participants wear masks indoors and show proof of vaccination or a recent negative PCR COVID Test (within 72 hours). Workshop group size will be limited to allow for social distancing. See our website for full COVID-19 safety protocols.