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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, 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, 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: September 18 for October 3 class


Project WET 2.0
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: 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: October 30 for November 14 class


Why Do We Explore? NOAA Ocean Exploration
Saturday, November 21, 2015

Participants will learn how to use standards-based lessons and other online resources that guide classroom inquiries into important reasons for ocean exploration including Climate Change, Energy, Ocean Health and Human Health. This is Part One of a two-part professional development series. Educators attending the full day will receive Volume 1 of the Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection, Why Do We Explore?, other resources, a NOAA Ocean Exploration Certificate of Participation, a continental breakfast and lunch. Those educators attending Part One and Part Two will receive a $100 stipend.

Date: Saturday, November 21, 2015

Time: 8:00-4

Maximum Participants: 30

Cost: Cost: $10 registration fee (includes Aquarium admission, refreshments and lunch). This fee is returned after attending the workshop. Registration Deadline: October 30, 2015


Project WILD
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: 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: February 5 for February 20 class


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, 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: 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: March 25 for April 9 class

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