The Aquarium caters to teachers from all backgrounds with an array of courses and workshops for professional development.

Pre-registration is required to attend the workshops outlined below. 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 2017 Workshops

Climate Science for Educators

Teachers observing specimens in a training session

Dates: There are two sessions being offered for this course!
   Monday, February 20–Tuesday, February 21, 2017
   Thursday, February 23–Friday, February 24, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: New England Aquarium
For: Educators, grades 6–8 (other welcome)
Cost: $120
Credit: 14 hours PDP

Course Details

During this workshop 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

  • Day one: Distribution and Use of Natural Resources
  • Day two: Human Impacts on the planet: modeling and predicting the effects of human activities on earth and natural hazards on individuals and society
Deadline to register is Monday, February 13, 2017.

Spring 2017 Workshops

Full STEAM Ahead: Ocean Adventures

Join us on this three-part journey through our ocean! Sign up for one, two, or all three courses.

Educators are faced with limitations on time and resources and are often lacking knowledge of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) content and practices. Yet young children, curious and fascinated by the world around them, are natural explorers and scientists. Incorporating STEAM learning early on helps equip children with knowledge and process skills, such as observation and interpretation. The ocean, full of wonder and mystery, is the perfect way to engage and excite children in STEAM. Participants will gain the content knowledge and skills necessary to incorporate ocean science while addressing the Massachusetts Science and Technology Standards.

Note: If you sign up for all three courses in this series, the total cost will be $100 for all three courses. Attending all three courses will be worth 12 PDPs.

  1. Full STEAM Ahead: Ocean Adventures in Tidepools

    Date: Saturday, March 4, 2017

    Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

    Location: New England Aquarium

    For: Educators, PreK to Grade 1

    Cost: $40

    Registration coming soon. 
    Deadline to register is Friday, February 24, 2017.

  2. Full STEAM Ahead: Ocean Adventures in Coral Reefs

    Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017

    Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

    Location: New England Aquarium

    For: Educators, PreK to Grade 1

    Cost: $40

    Registration coming soon. 
    Deadline to register is Friday, March 24, 2017.

  3. Full STEAM Ahead: Ocean Adventures in the Deep Ocean

    Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017

    Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

    Location: New England Aquarium

    For: Educators, PreK to Grade 1

    Cost: $40

    Registration coming soon. 
    Deadline to register is Friday, April 28, 2017.

Contact Us

Questions about our courses and workshops? Contact the Teacher Resource Center at trc@neaq.org or 617-973-6590.