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Teacher Workshops

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

Maryland teachers who 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 one MSDE Professional Development Credit: Project WET, Project WILD, Project Learning Tree and WOW! Wonders of Wetlands.

Upcoming Dates

Growing Up WILD - Saturday, October 7, 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 October 7

Time: 9:30 am to 1:00 pm

Maximum Participants: 20

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

Registration Deadline: September 22, 2017

Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA - Saturday, November 11, 2017

An essential component of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) mission is to enhance ocean science literacy and understanding of 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 that will be addressed. 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 additional resources, a NOAA Ocean Exploration Certificate of Participation, continental breakfast and lunch, admission to the Aquarium and a $75 stipend.

Date: November 11

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 and continental breakfast/lunch)

Registration Deadline: October 27, 2017

Project WET 2.0 - Saturday, November 18, 2017

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 in addition to many 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 and may be eligible to receive one MSDE Professional Development Credit.

Date: November 18

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: November 3, 2017


Project WILD - Saturday, February 24, 2018

Engage in hands-on, interdisciplinary 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 one MSDE Professional Development Credit.

Date: February 24, 2018

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 9, 2018

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

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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 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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