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.


Summer Workshops 2015

Ocean Science for Early Elementary Educators
New session just added!

Session 1: July 13–16, November 14
Session 2: August 3–6, November 21
For: Educators, grades K–2
Cost: $275
Credit: 3 graduate credits from Cambridge College
(additional fee of $150)*

Register online for August program.


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

Dates: July 27–31, September 26 and December 5
For: Educators, grades 3–8
Cost: $350
Credit: 4 graduate credits Cambridge College (additional fee of $200)*



* 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.


Fall Workshop 2015

NOAA "Why Do We Explore?" Workshop

Date: Saturday, October 17
Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
For: Educators, grades 5–12
Cost: Free ($100 stipend if you attend both parts, second session will be offered in the spring)

Join NOAA facilitator Tami Lunsford, as you are introduced to Volume 1 of the Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection: Why Do We Explore? Participants will learn how to use standards-based lessons and other online resources that guide classroom inquiries into important reasons for ocean exploration, including climate change, energy, ocean health and human health. This is the first part of a two-part professional development series. The second part will be offered at a later date.

Educators attending the full day will receive Volume 1 of the Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection, Why Do We Explore?, other resources, a NOAA Ocean Exploration Certificate of Participation, a continental breakfast and lunch. Those educators attending both parts will receive a $100 stipend.

Registration is required and space is limited. Registration deadline is September 25, 2015.

Click to view the workshop flier.

To register, contact the Teacher Resource Center at with 'NOAA Workshop' in the subject line, or call us at 617-973-6590.




Questions about our courses and workshops?

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