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The Educator Resource Center (ERC) in the Lyman Library supports the Museum's goal of improving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) literacy in grades K – 12.
The center provides a range of services for teachers to foster their personal growth and support their classroom teaching. We encourage educators to schedule time here for resource review and individual or small-group professional development.
The ERC features wireless access, LCD projection, and photocopying facilities — an ideal setting for doing professional work.
Our extensive collection of children's trade books has inspired Museum educators to explore ways to integrate elementary English language-arts with science and technology learning. In addition, our Math in the Museum project is currently developing support for mathematically focused field trips. We welcome teachers of all subjects, including school librarians, to contribute to these discussions.
Our 18,000-volume collection covers a broad range of science, engineering, technology, and mathematics topics. Here you'll find:
The collection is updated regularly, so come back often to see what's new!
Library borrowing privileges are available exclusively to members of our Teacher Partner Program.
The books, DVDs, and videos in our catalog are exclusively available to circulate among members of our Teacher Partner Program.Teachers can browse the complete collection of resources using our online catalog.
Please note that the library is closed to the public. Educator Resources Center services are available during our drop-in hours or by appointment, and most services and programs are complimentary, parking included.
Green Wing, Level 3
* Excludes holidays, Labor Day week, and December school vacation week – View Museum hours for specific holiday closures.
Upcoming Special Hours: The ERC will be closed Saturday December 24th – Thursday December 29th.
We are also available to educators by appointment Monday – Friday. Call us at 617-589-0174 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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