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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.

Project WILD
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: 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: February 6, 2015


Project Learning Tree
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: 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: April 3, 2015


How Do We Explore?: NOAA Ocean Education Workshop.
March 28, 2015

Join NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research’s Melissa Ryan 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. Educators attending the full day will receive Volume 2 of the Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection, How Do We Explore?, other resources, a NOAA Ocean Exploration Certificate of Participation, a continental breakfast, and lunch.

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015

Time: 8 am to 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)

This workshop is provided through a grant from the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.

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