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.


Fall Workshops 2014

NOAA "Why Do We Explore?" Workshop

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
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; the second part will be offered in 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. For more information, view the program's flier (PDF 258KB).

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.

To register

Contact the Teacher Resource Center at with 'NOAA Workshop' in the subject line, or call us at 617-973-6590. Deadline to register is October 3, 2014. Registration is required and space is limited.


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