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 2016

Climate Science for Educators

Dates: February 16 – 18, 2016
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 6 – 8 (others also welcome)
Credit: 12.5 PDPs (New England Aquarium is an approved professional development provider) or 1 graduate credit from Cambridge College (additional cost - $50; must attend all three sessions to receive graduate credit)

During this three-part series, we will examine the use and distribution of natural resources, model the effects humans have on the climate, examine current natural disasters and predict effects of future disasters, and examine ways humans are developing solutions to mitigate the effects of climate change. Participants will gain content background in climate science as well as hands-on practice in inquiry-based activities that they may take back to the classroom, while adhering to the revised MA STE and NGSS curriculum frameworks.

Topic Agenda
February 16: Distribution and use of natural resources
February 17: Modeling and predicting the effects of human activities on earth and natural hazards on individuals and society
February 18: How do humans change the planet?

Register online.

Spring Workshops 2016

NOAA "How Do We Explore?" Workshop

Date: Saturday, April 30
Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: New England Aquarium
For: Educators, grades 5–12
Cost: Free ($100 stipend if you attend both parts, second session will be offered in the spring)

Join NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research’s as you are introduced to Volume 2 of the Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection: How Do We Explore? Learn how to use standards-based lessons and online resources that guide classroom discovery into the innovative exploration strategies, underwater robots and other ocean tools used onboard the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer. Topics include selecting sites for exploration in a largely unknown ocean, underwater mapping, and exploring the water column. Deep ocean exploration with remotely operated vehicles and telepresence technology that enables participation during ocean exploration missions from shore in real time is also addressed.

Educators attending the full day will receive Volume 2 of the Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection, How Do We Explore?, other resources, a NOAA Ocean Exploration Certificate of Participation, a continental breakfast, and lunch.

Registration is required and space is limited. Educators who have completed both Why Do We Explore? (Part One) and How Do We Explore? (Part Two) will receive a $100 stipend.

Registration will open in March 2016.


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.