The Aquarium offers a wealth of courses and workshops for professional development. Pre-registration is required to attend. Please contact the Teacher Resource Center at trc@neaq.org or 617-973-6590 for more information on how to register.

In addition to these scheduled workshops, the Aquarium works with teachers, schools and districts to design custom in-service training, including one- or two-day workshops. The Aquarium also encourages teachers to attend science-themed events and conferences.

 

Summer Courses 2014

Ocean Science for Early Elementary Educators—New England Aquarium

Date: July 15 –18, plus one Saturday callback (Nov. 15)
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: New England Aquarium
For: Educators, K – 2
Cost: $250
Credit: 37.5 PDPs or 3 science graduate credits from
Cambridge College (additional fee - $150)*
Registration deadline: July 8, 2014

About the course:

The ocean, filled with mystery and wonder, is the perfect way to engage young students and excite them about science. Participants will explore essential scientific concepts such as water properties, ocean habitats and animals, while making connections to literacy, math and art. Programming will include engaging hands-on investigations and a field trip to a local coastal habitat. Participants will walk away with knowledge about the ocean, ideas on how to incorporate ocean life into existing curriculum as well as activities and resources to use with young children!

This course is currently full. To be added to our waitlist, please contact the Teacher Resource Center at trc@neaq.org or 617-973-6590.

Introduction to Ocean Science

Dates: July 29 – 31
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: New England Aquarium
Cost: $50 per session or $120 for all three sessions
For: Educators grades 3 – 8 (others also welcome)
Credit: 12.5 PDPs or 1 graduate credit from Cambridge College (for an additional cost of $50; must attend all three sessions to receive graduate credit)

About the course:

During this three-part series, we will explore essential scientific concepts in the important context of ocean science through engaging investigations. Participants will walk away with knowledge about the ocean, its inhabitants and its interaction with humans as well as with activities and resources to use in their classrooms!
Topic Agenda
Day 1: Physical Properties of the Ocean
Day 2: Life in the Ocean
Day 3: Human and Ocean Interaction

Register here.

 

Ocean Science for Early Elementary Educators—Fitchburg State CANCELLED

Date: July 29 – August 1
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Fitchburg State (July 29 – 31); New England Aquarium (August 1 and Nov. 22)
For: Educators, K – 4

 

On the Waterfront:
Integrating Science Standards through Classroom & Field Investigations

Date: August 4 – 8 with two callbacks (Sept. 27 and Dec. 6)
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: New England Aquarium
For: Educators, grades 3 - 8
Cost: $350
Credit: 50 PDPs or 4 science graduate credits from
Cambridge College (additional fee - $200) or
Fitchburg State University (additional fee - $360)*
Registration deadline: July 28, 2014

About the course

Learn how to incorporate local coastal ecosystems into your existing curriculum by joining the staff of the New England Aquarium for our ‘On the Waterfront’ course, where we will learn of all things related to the shoreline. Participants will conduct field and in-classroom investigations, apply inquiry skills and learn content knowledge through hands-on activities. Boston Harbor will be used as an example to teach concepts such as linking science and literacy, marine biodiversity, adaptations, ecosystems, properties of water, human impacts, and conservation efforts as well as much more!

This course is currently full. To be added to our waitlist, please contact the Teacher Resource Center at trc@neaq.org or 617-973-6590.

 

*Participants taking our courses for PDPs or graduate credit are required to complete the assigned course work–includes daily homework assignments and a final project and presentation based on the development and implementation of a lesson based on content learned throughout the course.

 

For questions about any of these workshops, please contact the Teacher Resource Center via email trc@neaq.org or call 617-973-6590.