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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

June 2, 2018: Growing Up WILD and Getting Little Feet WET

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.

Getting Little Feet Wet is an early childhood education program that explores different aspects of water—from water properties to water sounds. Each activity offers both pre-K and K-2 options and is correlated to respective educational standards. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will receive the Getting Little Feet Wet curriculum guide.

Date: Saturday, June 2, 2018

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: May 25, 2018

June 20, 2018: WOW! Wonders of Wetlands

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: Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Time: 9:30 am to 4 pm

Maximum Participants: 15

Cost: $20 per person (includes Aquarium admission and refreshments. Lunch is not included.)

Registration Deadline: June 8, 2018

August 7, 2018: Corals in the Classroom - Part 1

The National Aquarium and the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation (KSLOF) invite you to explore the underwater world of coral reefs by participating in this day long workshop. Gain access to KSLOF's Coral Reef Ecology Curriculum, hosted on a state-of-the-art online learning platform, containing free and innovative content including photos, videos, interactives, lesson plans, quizzes and more. Part 1 of this two-part workshop will focus on coral biology and the biotic and abiotic factors that affect coral reefs.

This workshop is appropriate for middle and high school informal and formal educators. Refreshments will be provided. Make sure to bring an electronic device, preferably a computer.

Teachers that complete both Part 1 and Part 2 of Corals in the Classroom may be eligible to receive 1 MSDE Professional Development Credit.

Date: Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Time: 9 am to 5:30 pm

Maximum Participants: 25

Cost: The cost of the training will be free to educators; however, there will be a $15 registration fee per person, which will be returned after attending the workshop.

Registration Deadline: July 30, 2018

August 9, 2018: Corals in the Classroom - Part 2

The National Aquarium and the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation (KSLOF) invite you to explore the underwater world of coral reefs by participating in this day long workshop. Gain access to KSLOF's Coral Reef Ecology Curriculum, hosted on a state-of-the-art online learning platform, containing free and innovative content including photos, videos, interactives, lesson plans, quizzes and more. Part 2 of this two-part workshop will focus on the current state of coral reefs and the threats they are facing. In addition, you will learn how scientists study coral reefs and take part in a coral reef survey simulation.

This workshop is appropriate for middle and high school informal and formal educators. Refreshments will be provided. Make sure to bring an electronic device, preferably a computer.

Teachers that complete both Part 1 and Part 2 of Coral in the Classroom may be eligible to receive 1 MSDE Professional Development Credit.

Date: Thursday, August 9, 2018

Time: 9 am to 5:30 pm

Maximum Participants: 25

Cost: The cost of the training will be free to educators; however, there will be a $15 registration fee per person, which will be returned after attending the workshop.

Registration Deadline: July 30, 2018

August 14, 2018: Project Learning Tree

Investigate environmental education concepts through activities from the Project Learning Tree Environmental Education 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: Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Time: 9:30 am to 4 pm

Maximum Participants: 15

Cost: $15 per person (includes Aquarium admission and refreshments. Lunch is not included.)

Registration Deadline: August 3, 2018

August 15, 2018: Project WET 2.0

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 Credit.

Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2018

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: August 3, 2018

August 16, 2018: Project WILD

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: Thursday, August 16, 2018

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: August 3, 2018

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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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