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Teacher Workshops

Reservations for teacher workshops are accepted by phone:410-576-3833

For WOW!: Wonders of Wetlands, Project WILD, and Project WET 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.

Upcoming Dates

Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA - Saturday, April 29, 2017

Educators are invited to join NOAA Ocean Exploration and Research facilitators to learn Why We Explore (Volume 1) and How We Explore (Volume 2) the deep ocean. Participants will learn about the importance of ocean exploration and the advanced technological capabilities of the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer used to explore the deep ocean. This 7-hour professional development will introduce standards-based, hands-on activities and online resources that guide classroom teaching and learning. Ocean health, sophisticated underwater mapping technologies, unique deep-sea ecosystems, remotely operated vehicles and telepresence are just a few of the topics covered. Educators will receive the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection Volume 1: Why Do We Explore? and Volume 2: How Do We Explore? as well as a $75 stipend. This workshop is funded through a grant from the National Marine Sanctuaries Foundation.

Date: April 29

Time: 8:30 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: April 7, 2017

Growing Up WILD - Saturday, June 10, 2017

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 10

Time: 9:30 am to 1:00 pm

Maximum Participants: 20

Cost: $5 per person (Includes Aquarium admission and refreshments.)

Registration Deadline: May 26, 2017

WOW! Wonders of Wetlands - Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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: June 21

Time: 9:30 am to 4 pm

Maximum Participants: 20

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

Registration Deadline: June 9, 2017

Project WILD - Thursday, August 17, 2017

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: August 17

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: August 4, 2017

Project WET 2.0 - Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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: August 15

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: August 4, 2017


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Workshop Registration

Reservations for teacher workshops are accepted by phone at 410-576-3833.

MSDE Professional Development Credit

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 be eligible to receive 1 MSDE Professional Development Credit:

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

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