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Teacher Workshops

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

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

Upcoming Dates

Project WILD - Saturday, February 24, 2018 [SOLD OUT]

Engage in hands-on, interdisciplinary 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 one MSDE Professional Development Credit.

Date: February 24, 2018

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: February 9, 2018

Getting Little Feet Wet - Saturday, April 14, 2018 [SOLD OUT]

Getting Little Feet Wet is an early childhood education program that explores different aspects of water—from water properties to water sounds. Each activity offers both pre-K and K-2 options and is correlated to respective educational standards. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will receive the Getting Little Feet Wet Curriculum Guide.

Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018

Time: 9:30 am to 1 pm

Maximum Participants: 20

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

Registration Deadline: March 30, 2018

Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA - Saturday, April 21, 2018

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An essential component of the mission of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA's) Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) is to enhance ocean science literacy and our understanding of why it is important to explore our little-known ocean world. Educators are invited to join NOAA OER staff to learn more about the importance of ocean exploration, current exploration technologies and recent deep-sea discoveries. This full-day professional development workshop will introduce hands-on, standards-based activities and other resources designed to guide classroom teaching and learning. Ocean health, unique underwater habitats, underwater mapping and remotely-operated vehicles are just a few of the topics to be addressed. Educators will receive the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection Volume 1: Why Do We Explore? and Volume 2: How Do We Explore?, as well as additional resources, a NOAA Ocean Exploration Certificate of Participation, continental breakfast, lunch, admission to the aquarium and a $75 stipend. This training project is made possible with support from the National Marine Sanctuaries Foundation.

This workshop is designed for teachers of grades 5-12.

Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Time: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Maximum Participants: 30

Cost: $10 registration fee which will be returned upon completion of the workshop (includes Aquarium admission, continental breakfast and lunch)

Registration Deadline: April 6, 2018

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

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MSDE Professional Development Credit

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 be eligible to receive 1 MSDE Professional Development Credit:

  • Project WET
  • Project WILD
  • Project Learning Tree
  • WOW! The Wonders of Wetlands

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