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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.

NOAA How Do We Explore Teacher Workshop
March 29, 2014

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

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. Educators who have completed both Why Do We Explore? (Part One) and How Do We Explore? (Part Two) will receive a $100 stipend.

Date: Saturday, March 29, 2014

Time: 8:30 am - 4 pm

Maximum Participants: 30

Cost: $10 per person registration fee which will be returned upon completion of the workshop.

Registration Deadline: March 7, 2014

How Do We Explore?
Spring 2014 date to be announced


Project Learning Tree
April 12 & July 7, 2014

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.

Date: Saturday, April 12 & Monday July 7, 2014

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 12 Workshop): March 28, 2014

Registration Deadline (July 7 Workshop): June 27, 2014


Growing Up WILD
June 7, 2014

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: June 7, 2014

Time: 9:30 am to 1 pm

Maximum Participants: 20

Cost: $5 per person (includes Aquarium admission and refreshments; lunch is not included)

Registration Deadline: May 23, 2014


Project WET 2.0
June 23, 2014

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

Date: June 23, 2014

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: June 5, 2014


WOW! Wonders of Wetlands
June 30, 2014

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 30, 2014

Time: 9:30 am to 4 pm

Maximum Participants: 15

Cost: $18 per person (includes Aquarium admission and refreshments; lunch is not included)

Registration Deadline: Friday, June 13, 2014


Project WILD
July 14, 2014

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.

Date: July 14, 2014

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: June 4, 2014


National Marine Educators Association Annual Conference
July 21-25, 2014

The National Aquarium is excited to be participating in the 2014 National Marine Educators Annual Conference to be held in Annapolis, Maryland on July 21-25, 2014.

This year's conference will focus on STEM and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Keynote and plenary speakers include Dr. Edith Widder, expert on bioluminescence, deep-sea exploration, and the giant squid, Dr. Michael Wysession, geophysicist and NGSS writing team leader, and Dr. Rita Colwell, biotechnology and public health researcher and former National Science Foundation director. There will be over 100 concurrent sessions in tracks for classroom teachers, informal education, scientific research, administration, NGSS, education research and program evaluation, and arts & culture.

The conference will also include evening events at the United States Naval Academy and the National Aquarium as well as a special day of field trips on Friday.

Deadline for early bird registration is April 30.

For more information or to register visit www.nmea2014.com

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