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 or 617-973-6590 with questions or 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.


Winter Workshops 2015

Introduction to Ocean Science

Dates: February 17 – 19, 2015
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)

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 classrooms!

Topic Agenda

Day 1: Physical Properties of the Ocean
Day 2: Life in the Ocean
Day 3: Human and Ocean Interaction

Register online.

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


Save the date!
NOAA "Why Do We Explore?" Workshop

Date: Saturday, May 25, 2015
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: New England Aquarium
For: Educators, grades 5 - 12
Cost: Free ($100 stipend if you attend both parts; the second part will be offered in Spring)

Registration will begin in March 2015.


This project has been made possible with the support of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.




Questions about our courses and workshops?

Contact the Teacher Resource Center at or 617-973-6590.