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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
Saturday June 6, 2015 & Saturday October 3, 2015

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 June 6, 2015 & Saturday October 3, 2015

Time: 9:30-1

Maximum Participants: 20

Cost: $5 per person (includes Aquarium admission and refreshments. Lunch is not included.) Registration Deadline: May 22 for June 6 class, September 18 for October 3 class


WOW! Wonders of Wetlands
Monday June 22

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.

Date: Monday June 22

Time: 9:30-4

Maximum Participants: 15

Cost: $18 per person (includes Aquarium admission and refreshments. Lunch is not included.) Registration Deadline: Friday June 12


Project WILD
Monday July 13, 2015 and Saturday, February 20, 2016

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 Credits

Date: Monday July 13, 2015 and Saturday, February 20, 2016

Time: 9:30-4

Maximum Participants: 20

Cost: $10 per person (includes Aquarium admission and refreshments. Lunch is not included.) Registration Deadline: Friday July 3 for July 13 class and February 5 for February 20 class


Project Learning Tree
Monday July 20, 2015 and Saturday, April 9, 2016

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 Credits

Date: Monday July 20, 2015 and Saturday, April 9, 2016

Time: 9:30-4

Maximum Participants: 20

Cost: $15 per person (includes Aquarium admission and refreshments. Lunch is not included.) Registration Deadline: Friday July 10 for July 20 class and March 25 for April 9 class


Project WET 2.0
Monday July 27, 2015 and Saturday, November 14, 2015

Engage in multi-disciplinary 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 brand new activities. The workshop is appropriate for informal and formal educators of K-12 students. Participants receive a copy of the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0. Participants may be eligible to receive 1 MSDE Professional Development Credits

Date: Monday July 27, 2015 and Saturday, November 14, 2015

Time: 9:30-4

Maximum Participants: 20

Cost: $10 per person (includes Aquarium admission and refreshments. Lunch is not included.) Registration Deadline: Friday July 17 for July 27 class and October 30 for November 14 class

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