Teacher Workshops

National Aquarium teacher workshops provide instructors from pre-K through grade 12 with the knowledge, curriculum and inspiration needed to bring science to life in their classrooms. Workshops are scheduled at regular intervals throughout the year, and registration is required.

Read on for our current schedule, and contact us at 410-576-3833 with questions or to register.

Upcoming Dates

February 23, 2019: Project WILD - [SOLD OUT]

Engage in hands-on, inter-disciplinary activities focusing on wildlife, the environment and conservation. Activities are drawn from the popular Project WILD K-12 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.

Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019

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: February 8, 2019

April 6, 2019: Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA

An essential component of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA's) Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) mission is to enhance ocean science literacy and enhance understanding 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 standards-based, hands-on activities and other resources that 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. This workship was designed for teacher of grade 5-12.

Educators will receive the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection Volume 1: Why Do We Explore? and Volume 2: How Do We Explore?, additional resources, a NOAA Ocean Exploration Certificate of Participation, continental breakfast, lunch, admission to the aquarium and a $75 stipend.

Support from the National Marine Sanctuaries Foundation made this project possible.

Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019

Time: 8 am to 4 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: March 22, 2019

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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 may be eligible to receive 1 MSDE Professional Development Credit.

Eligible programs include:

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

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