The fun is not just for your students!
Teachers can immerse themselves in learning and gain invaluable content through hands-on experiences. Our professional development opportunities are designed for teachers to experience firsthand some of the ecosystems found across the world and in our own backyard.
Teacher workshops are held throughout the year. Under each workshop, we have noted the month when the workshop will occur. For more information about a particular workshop (dates and applications), please check our Web site about 2-3 months prior to the workshop for details.
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration (1 PLU)
During this two-part ocean exploration workshop, teachers will be introduced to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Ocean Exploration curriculum. The curriculum is designed to bring the excitement of bioluminescent corals, deep vent worms and tropical underwater volcanoes to the classroom through inquiry-based activities in biology, earth, physical and marine sciences.
Part one was held in September. Part two will be held in March.
ROV Workshop (1 PLU)
Looking to link technology with ocean exploration and research? During this hands-on workshop, teachers build their own Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) from PVC pipe and other materials while learning about ROV technology and its use in research, monitoring and exploration of national marine sanctuaries.
Workshop occurs in February.
Rivers to Reef (4 PLU’s)
This week-long teacher workshop, led by the Georgia Aquarium and NOAA’S Grays Reef NMS staff, will immerse teachers in a way like no other workshop. Teachers will wade into the watery world as they learn about watersheds, water quality, current aquatic issues and river, marsh and reef ecosystems. This workshop takes teachers from the headwaters of the Ocmulgee River to the Georgia Coast.
Workshops are June 13-18 and July 11-17. Click here for more information and application form. Deadline to apply is April 15.
Georgia Native Workshop (1 PLU)
Come learn about some of Georgia’s amazing aquatic habitats through interactive lessons from Native Waters and Project WET. The workshop will include a combination of hands-on activities from the two curricula, exhibit tours, and group discussion to promote awareness, conservation, and appreciation of Georgia natural habitats.