Professional Development

The fun isn't just for your students!

You and your students can immerse yourselves in learning while acquiring valuable content knowledge through hands-on learning experiences. Our professional development opportunities are designed for you to explore a wide range of topics related to the unique aquatic ecosystems found around the world.

Teacher Workshops:


STEAM Series

Often called the “rainforests of the ocean,” coral reefs occupy only 1% of the marine environment and yet are home to more than 25% of all marine life. They are disappearing at an alarming rate, largely because of human behavior, such as water pollution and dangerous fishing practices. Come meet a curator and learn more about the diverse coral reef community, the challenges reefs face, and restoration efforts currently being conducted. Gain knowledge and discover the many hands-on ways to integrate conservation into your national and local STEAM curricula and content requirements.

Georgia Aquarium is excited to collaborate with Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta Botanical Gardens, and the High Museum to present this fantastic STEAM series for educators.


All Four Sessions: $120
Individual Sessions: $35

Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA

Ideal for 6th – 12th Grade Educators

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 to be addressed. Registration is required and space is limited. Educators will receive the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection Volume 1: Why Do We Explore? And Volume 2: How Do We Explore?, additional resources, a NOAA Ocean Exploration Certificate of Participation, continental breakfast, lunch, admission to the aquarium, parking and a $75 stipend.

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