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Teacher Workshops

The National Aquarium 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 after October 23, 2012 may be eligible to receive 1 MSDE Professional Development Credit. Workshops include Project WET, Project WILD, Project Learning Tree and WOW! The Wonders of Wetlands.

Project WILD
Saturday, February 20, 2016

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, they may also be eligible to receive one MSDE Professional Development Credits

Date: Saturday, February 20, 2016

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 5 for February 20 class

NOAA Ocean Exploration Workshop: How Do We Explore?
Saturday, March 19, 2016

Join the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Office of Ocean Exploration and Research as you are introduced to Volume 2 of the Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection: How Do We Explore? Learn how to use standards-based lessons and online resources that guide classroom discovery into the innovative exploration strategies, underwater robots and other ocean tools used onboard the NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer.

Topics include selecting sites for exploration in a largely unknown ocean, underwater mapping and exploring the water column. Deep Ocean exploration with remotely operated vehicles and telepresence technology that enables participation during ocean exploration missions from shore in real time is also addressed.

This is part two of a two-part professional development series, for educators who have already participated in part one. If space is available, educators who have not yet participated in part one are welcome to register for part two.

Participants will receive Volume 2 of the Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection, How Do We Explore? Educators who have completed both Why Do We Explore? (Part One) and How Do We Explore? (Part Two) will receive a $100 stipend and may be eligible to receive one MSDE Professional Development Credits.

This workshop is paid for through the support of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.

Date: Saturday, March 19, 2016

Time: 8:00am to 4:00pm

Maximum Participants: 30

Cost: $10 registration fee per person, which will be returned after attending the workshop. Fee includes Aquarium admission, breakfast, and lunch.

Registration Deadline: February 29, 2016

Project Learning Tree
Saturday, April 9, 2016

Investigate environmental education concepts through activities from the Project Learning Tree Activity Guide. Project Learning Tree is an award-winning, multidisciplinary curriculum for educators of students in grades pre-K through eighth grade. Participants in this workshop receive a copy of the Project Learning Tree Environmental Education Activity Guide. Participants may be eligible to receive one MSDE Professional Development Credits

Date: Saturday, April 9, 2016

Time: 9:30 am to 4 pm

Maximum Participants: 20

Cost: $15 per person. Includes Aquarium admission and refreshments. Lunch is not included.

Registration Deadline: March 25 for April 9 class

Flying WILD
Saturday, May 14, 2016

Come join the National Aquarium for International Migratory Bird Day and engage in hands-on, interdisciplinary activities focusing on birds, the environment and conservation. Activities are drawn from the Flying Wild Curriculum and Activity Guide, which includes activities led by teachers, students and volunteers. This workshop is appropriate for informal and formal educators of K-12 students. Participants receive a copy of the Flying Wild Curriculum and Activity Guide.

Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016

Time: 9:30am to 12:30pm

Maximum Participants: 20

Cost: $15 per person. Includes Aquarium admission and refreshments. Lunch is not included.

Registration Deadline: April 29

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