The word lyceum is Greek for gymnasium (a school for mind and body) and was the name of a meeting place under a grove of trees in ancient Athens. In 335 BCE Aristotle founded a school at the site, which he called the Lyceum. Aristotle’s vast collections made his school part library, part zoo, and part museum. We think it makes a fantastic inspiration for the kind of learning we pursue at the Public Museum School.
We need help from local organizations and individuals to carry out our mission. After each school day, we intend to offer students an eclectic range of additional courses. This program, which we are calling the Lyceum, will match interested Museum School students with community experts (such as yourself!) in various areas. Topics could include anything from archaeology to zither-making, fly-fishing to photography. If you have an interesting hobby, specialized knowledge, or just a crazy idea, please consider filling out the form below.
Here are a few more details about this program:
—Courses will begin during the 3rd week of school in September 2016.
—Courses may be 6 or 12 weeks long.
—Courses will meet once per week, from 3:20-4:20 pm.
—Courses will be limited to no more than 12 students.
—A stipend of up to $800 is available for each accepted course.
—Each course should have a tangible outcome: a product, performance, or other demonstration of learning.
Please submit your proposal form before August 9th, 2016. We will be in contact with you to schedule an interview and make final decisions by September 1.