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

Preregistration is required to attend the workshops outlined below. All workshops take place at the New England Aquarium unless otherwise noted. 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 2019 Workshops

Climate Science for Educators

Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 20-21, 2019
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
New England Aquarium

For educators in grades 6-8 (others welcome)
Cost: $150
Credit: 14 hours PDP or one graduate credit*

Course Details

During this workshop we will examine the use and distribution of natural resources, model the effects that humans have on 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 Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering and Next Generation Science Standards curriculum frameworks. Homework will be assigned for both PDP and graduate credit participants throughout the course.


Day 1: Distribution and Use of Natural Resources

Day 2: Human Impacts on the Planet: Modeling and Predicting the Effects of Human Activities on Earth and Natural Hazards on Individuals and Society

*Additional fee and course work required to obtain graduate credit from Endicott College. Participants taking this course for PDPs will be required to complete homework assignments (one pre-course and two assignments on Wednesday and Thursday evenings). Those taking the course for graduate credit will be required to complete homework assignments (one pre-course and two assignments on Wednesday and Thursday evenings) and a final project.  For more details on course requirements, please contact the Teacher Resource Center at or 617-973-6590.

Deadline to register is Friday, February 12, 2019.

Contact Us

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