ASOG News

New Outreach Program: Reflect on This

Before we get to our latest program, thank you to all who attended the third session of the Summer Teacher Workshops, our largest group yet. We hope everyone has had a terrific start to the school year!

Thanks to the continued funding of the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation, we are pleased to announce our newest outreach program, Reflect on This, which starts in October 2012, exclusively for northern lower-peninsula Michigan middle school students. For information about Reflect on This or to register to have us come out to your school, please visit our Programs page.

We look forward to visiting or hearing from you soon!

Art and Science Summer Teacher Workshops: Sessions 1 and 2

Thank you so much to all the teachers who attended sessions 1 and 2 of our first ever Cranbrook Art and Science on the Go Summer Teacher Workshops 2012! This free educators' program, which was funded by the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation played host to K-12 teachers from the northern half of the lower peninsula of Michigan. We are currently receiving feedback from these sessions and overall everything has been very positive! All teachers who attended gave us the highest rating of “very good” for their overall experience and also all said that they would be “very likely” to recommend the workshops to a colleague. (We’re glad everyone had a good time with us!) Here are some of the comments we’re received so far from educators who attended…


This has been the BEST professional development I have ever been to! (12 years) I have so many new ideas and I LOVE that you put it all on a jump drive for us when we have forgotten details!

I think a great job was done by all! I appreciated the way we were treated as professionals, the acceptance of our opinions + suggestions, the mix of hands on and differentiated instruction and the lengths the instructors went to in explaining all of the possible connections. All of the instructors were extremely knowledgeable and it was great having some of the sessions taught by the directors. Their involvement showed the sincerity of the mission of this workshop.

It was very well executed. The facilitators and all instructors were kind, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about their subject area. It was a bit intense in the time/info area, but I understand you were making the most of every moment! It was awesome. I hope you continue this conference. Thank you.


We look forward to meeting and working with all the teachers that will be attending our completely filled 3rd session in August!

Updates and workshops

After 4 months of travel throughout northern Michigan, Cu in Michigan comes to close. We were able to travel to 14 schools, reached 2754 students, and traveled almost 5500 miles! Thank you to all the principals, teachers and students for letting us visit and for all your wonderfully positive feedback!

We are currently working on ASoG’s next program on light and color which will be available September 2012. Watch your email, snail mail, and our website for more information and to find out how to reserve your spot this fall!

In the meanwhile, ASoG is keeping busy with our Summer Teacher Workshops. We’re inviting northern Michigan K-12 teachers to join us this summer on Cranbrook’s campus in Bloomfield Hills for a free four-day teacher workshop. Through a generous grant from The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation, housing, meals and materials will be provided. Currently there are two sessions open; the first running from June 11 to 14 and the second running from June 18 to 21.

To find more information and to register, visit the ASoG Teacher Workshop page at http://science.cranbrook.edu/for-teachers/asog/workshops.

Welcome to Cranbrook Art and Science on the Go!

After three weeks of travel across northern Michigan, we are glad to have a chance provide an update on Cranbrook Art and Science on the Go. So far, we have traveled to six schools, reached 813 students, and traveled nearly 2000 miles. Response from teachers and students to our first program, Cu in Michigan, has been overwhelmigly positive. We look forward to visiting the next round of schools!

We are currently finalizing a schedule for the Summer Teacher Workshops, preparing materials for the current program, and starting to think about the fall program. Teachers have given us many ideas, but we are leaning towards Light and Color as the next topic for investigation. What do you think?

Many thanks to Mike Narlock for setting up this website!

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