Our audience includes teachers for grades pre-K to 12 and out-of-school instructors such as camp counselors. Most of our visitors are from New England, but they also come from around the world. Whether lessons take place inside our exhibit halls or your classroom walls, we have programs to fit any teacher’s curriculum and grade level, including guidelines for the Massachusetts Curriculum Standards.

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Teacher Resource Center

Since 1987, the New England Aquarium’s Teacher Resource Center (TRC) has offered a meeting place, free consultation appointments, research assistance, and access to one of the largest curriculum collections in the region and a 6,000-item collection of loan materials. 

Teachers in a workshop at the Aquarium

Professional Development

The Aquarium offers a wealth of courses and workshops for professional development.

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Teacher Recognition Program

Do you know an educator or school group that aspires to live blue™—to take an active role in protecting our world ocean and environment? If so, please nominate them for a New England Aquarium Ocean Stewardship Award!

  1. General Field Trip Information

    A visit to the New England Aquarium is a fun and engaging way to reinforce lessons learned in the classroom.

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  2. Step-by-step field trip planning guide

    From start to finish, our step-by-step planning guide has all the information you need to plan an Aquarium field trip.

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  3. Field trip orientation video

    Get your students and chaperones ready for their Aquarium visit. Link goes to our YouTube channel.

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  4. Enhance your field trip with an Aquarium class

    Add an on-site Aquarium class to augment your field trip experience.

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  5. Massachusetts Curriculum Standards

    Aquarium visits and our programs are a strong fit for the Massachusetts Curriculum Standards.

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Connect with Us

New England Aquarium staff are happy to assist if you need more information about what programs we offer or how to support your young explorers in becoming ocean protectors. Contact us at virtualprograms@neaq.org or at trc@neaq.org.

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