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National Aquarium, Baltimore, offers several professional development opportunities for educators, including day-long teacher workshops, an annual teacher overnight and an intensive weeklong teacher institute. Dates and times for these opportunities are listed below.

Reservations for teacher workshops are accepted by phone at
410-576-3833.

For WOW!: Wonders of Wetlands, Project WILD, Project WET, and Project Learning Tree participants: Maryland teachers that complete three out of the following four teacher workshops at the National Aquarium or select other sites after October 23, 2012 may receive eligible to receive 1 MSDE Professional Development Credit. Workshops include Project WET, Project WILD, Project Learning Tree, and WOW! The Wonders of Wetlands.

Growing Up Wild
July 19, 2014

Growing Up WILD is an early childhood education program that builds on children's sense of wonder about nature, inviting them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will receive the Growing Up WILD curriculum book.

Date: Saturday, July 19, 2014

Time: 9:30 am - 1 pm

Maximum Participants: 20

Cost: $5 per person (includes Aquarium admission and refreshments).

Registration Deadline: July 3, 2014


Project WET 2.0
June 23, 2014 & November 8, 2014

Engage in multidisciplinary activities that promote awareness, appreciation, knowledge and management of water resources. This workshop highlights the new Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0, which contains revised and updated activities from the original guide as well as many new activities. The workshop is appropriate for informal and formal educators of students K through 12. Participants receive a copy of Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0. Participants may be eligible to receive 1 MSDE Professional Development Credit when combined with other workshops.

Date: Monday, June 23, 2014 and Saturday, November 8, 2014

Time: 9:30 am to 4 pm

Maximum Participants: 20

Cost: $10 per person (includes Aquarium admission and refreshments; lunch is not included)

Registration Deadline for June 23: June 5, 2014

Registration Deadline for November 8: October 24, 2014


WOW! Wonders of Wetlands
June 30, 2014

This one-day workshop features hands-on multi-disciplinary activities from the WOW!: The Wonders of Wetlands curriculum guide. All activities are designed to increase understanding of wetland ecology and issues, and to promote informed decision-making regarding wetlands. This workshop is appropriate for informal and formal educators of K to 12 students. Each participant will receive a free copy of WOW!: The Wonders of Wetlands. Participants may be eligible to receive 1 MSDE Professional Development Credit when combined with other workshops.

Date: Monday, June 30, 2014

Time: 9:30 am to 4 pm

Maximum Participants: 15

Cost: $18 per person (includes Aquarium admission and refreshments; lunch is not included)

Registration Deadline: Friday, June 13, 2014


Project Learning Tree
July 7, 2014 & April 18, 2015

Investigate environmental education concepts through activities from the Project Learning Tree Activity Guide. Project Learning Tree is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary curriculum for educators of students in grades Pre-K through 8. Participants in this workshop receive a copy of the Project Learning Tree Environmental Education Activity Guide. Participants may be eligible to receive 1 MSDE Professional Development Credit when combined with other workshops.

Date: Monday July 7, 2014 and Saturday, April 18, 2015

Time: 9:30 am to 4 pm

Maximum Participants: 20

Cost: $10 per person (includes Aquarium admission and refreshments; lunch is not included)

Registration Deadline for July 7: June 27, 2014

Registration Deadline for April 18: April 3, 2015


Project WILD
July 14, 2014 & February 21, 2015

Engage in hands-on, inter-disciplinary activities focusing on wildlife, the environment and conservation. Activities are drawn from the popular Project WILD Curriculum and Activity Guide. This workshop is appropriate for informal and formal educators of K-12 students. Participants receive copies of both the Project WILD and WILD Aquatic Curriculum and Activity Guides. Participants may be eligible to receive 1 MSDE Professional Development Credit when combined with other workshops.

Date: Monday, July 14, 2014 and Saturday, February 21, 2015

Time: 9:30 am to 4 pm

Maximum Participants: 20

Cost: $10 per person (includes Aquarium admission and refreshments; lunch is not included)

Registration Deadline for July 14: July 3, 2014

Registration Deadline for February 21: February 6, 2015


National Marine Educators Association Annual Conference
July 21, 2014 - July 25, 2014

The National Aquarium is excited to be participating in the 2014 National Marine Educators Annual Conference to be held in Annapolis, Maryland on July 21-25, 2014.

This year's conference will focus on STEM and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Keynote and plenary speakers include Dr. Edith Widder, expert on bioluminescence, deep-sea exploration, and the giant squid, Dr. Michael Wysession, geophysicist and NGSS writing team leader, and Dr. Rita Colwell, biotechnology and public health researcher and former National Science Foundation director. There will be over 100 concurrent sessions in tracks for classroom teachers, informal education, scientific research, administration, NGSS, education research and program evaluation, and arts & culture.

The conference will also include evening events at the United States Naval Academy and the National Aquarium as well as a special day of field trips on Friday.

Full and day registrations are available. See www.nmea2014.com for more details.


Why Do We Explore
November 15, 2014

Join NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) for the latest professional development opportunity for educators based upon the voyages of the Okeanos Explorer. Participants will learn how to use inquiry and standards-based lessons to guide classroom inquiries into key topics of Climate Change, Energy, Ocean Health and Human Health. Each participant will receive Volume 1 of the Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection, Why Do We Explore? Lunch is also provided.

Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014

Time: 8 am - 4 pm

Maximum Participants: 30

Cost: $10 per person registration fee that will be returned upon completion of the workshop. (includes Aquarium admission, lunch and refreshments)

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