Professional Development: Archive of Previous Sessions

The professional development offerings listed here include opportunities for teachers and other educators to engage in learning more about ocean exploration. Opportunities will focus on how educators can use the mathematics, science, and technology associated with exploring the oceans in their classrooms to help increase awareness and understanding of the ocean world. These offerings are designed to introduce educators to premiere ocean scientists/explorers and their research and explorations, and at the same time, provide exemplary tools and resources to engage students in ocean exploration by bringing the classroom closer to the ocean than it has ever been before.

Because science teaching methods are rapidly changing, technology will play a central role in these offerings and will help educators teach about the oceans in new and exciting ways. Through these professional development opportunities, educators will discover new tools and resources and learn how to effectively use them in the teaching of state and national standards.

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Professional Development Opportunities 2014

January 25, 2014, National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland
Why Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact David Christopher for information:
dchristopher@aqua.org or (410) 576-8799 
Deadline: January 8, 2014

February 1, 2014, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, New Orleans, Louisiana
Why Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Tricia LeBlanc for information:
tleblanc@AudubonInstitute.org or (504) 378-2675
Deadline: January 10, 2014

February 8, 2014, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, Oregon
Why Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Tracy Crews for information:
tracy.crews@oregonstate.edu or (541) 867-0329
Deadline:  January 17, 2014

March 15, 2014, Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, Georgia
How Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Kim Morris-Zarneke for information:
kzarneke@georgiaaquarium.org or (404) 581-4192
Deadline: February 21, 2014

March 29, 2014, National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland
How Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact David Christopher for information:
dchristopher@aqua.org or (410) 576-8799 
Deadline: March 7, 2014

March 29, 2014, South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston, South Carolina
How Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Jaime Thom for information:
jthom@scaquarium.org (843) 579-8562
Deadline: March 7, 2014

April 5, 2014, Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, California
How Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Staci Wong for information:
swong@lbaop.org or (562) 951-3149
Deadline: March 14, 2014

April 5, 2014, John G. Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, Illinois
How Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Jackie Formoso for information:
jformoso@sheddaquarium.org or (312) 692-3165
Deadline: March 14, 2014

April 12, 2014, University of South Florida College of Marine Science,
St. Pete Beach, Florida
How Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Teresa Greely for information:
greely@marine.usf.edu or (727) 552-2281
Deadline:  March 21, 2014

April 19, 2014, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, Oregon
How Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Tracy Crews for information:
tracy.crews@oregonstate.edu or (541) 867-0329
Deadline:  March 28, 2014

April 26, 2014, Seattle Aquarium, Seattle, Washington
Why Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Dan Newburn for information:
d.newburn@seattleaquarium.org or (206) 386-4305
Deadline: April 4, 2014

May 3, 2014, New England Aquarium, Boston, Massachusetts
How Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Tania Slywynskyj for information:
tslywynskyj@neaq.org or (617) 226-2259
Deadline: April 11, 2014

May 17, 2014, Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, California
Why Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Audrey Evans for information:
eaudrey@ucsd.edu or (858) 534-7336
Deadline: April 25, 2014

June 28, 2014, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, New Orleans, Louisiana
How Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Tricia LeBlanc for information:
tleblanc@AudubonInstitute.org or (504) 378-2675
Deadline: June 6, 2014

August 2, 2014, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Dauphin Island, Alabama
How Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Sara Johnson for information:
sejohnson@disl.org or (251) 861-7515
Deadline: July 11, 2014

October 4, 2014, University of South Florida College of Marine Science,
St. Pete Beach, Florida
Why Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Teresa Greely for information:
greely@marine.usf.edu or (727) 552-2281
Deadline:  September 12, 2014

October 4, 2014, Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, Georgia
Why Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Kim Morris-Zarneke for information:
kzarneke@georgiaaquarium.org or (404) 581-4192
Deadline: September 12, 2014

October 4, 2014, Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego, California
How Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Audrey Evans for information:
eaudrey@ucsd.edu or at 858-534-7336
Deadline: September 12, 2014

October 18, 2014, Seattle Aquarium, Seattle, Washington
How Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Dan Newburn for information:
d.newburn@seattleaquarium.org or (206) 386-4305
Deadline: September 26, 2014

October 25, 2014, New England Aquarium, Boston, Massachusetts
Why Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Tania Slywynskyj for information:
tslywynskyj@neaq.org or (617) 226-2259
Deadline: October 3, 2014

November 1, 2014, Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, California
Why Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Staci Wong for information:
swong@lbaop.org or (562) 951-3149
Deadline: October 10, 2014

November 8, 2014, South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston, South Carolina
Why Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Jaime Thom for information:
jthom@scaquarium.org or (843) 579-8562
Deadline: October 17, 2014

November 15, 2014, John G. Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, Illinois
Why Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Jackie Formoso for information:
jformoso@sheddaquarium.org or (312) 692-3165
Deadline: October 24, 2014

November 15, 2014, National Aquarium, Baltimore, Maryland
Why Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact David Christopher for information:
dchristopher@aqua.org or (410) 576-8799 
Deadline: October 24, 2014

November 15, 2014, North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina
Why Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Pam Pittman for information:
pamela.pittman@ncaquariums.com or (252) 247-4003 ext. 257
Deadline: October 24, 2014

November 15, 2014, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, Oregon
Why Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Nate Lesiuk for information:
nlesiuk@omsi.edu or (503) 239-7817
Deadline: October 24, 2014

 

Professional Development Opportunities 2013

January 26, 2013, Nauticus (hosted at Old Dominion University), Norfolk, Virginia
How Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Tammie Weitzman for information:
tammie.weitzman@norfolk.gov or (757) 664-1044
Deadline: January 4, 2013

March 2, 2013, University of South Florida College of Marine Science,
St. Pete Beach, Florida
How Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Teresa Greely for information:
greely@marine.usf.edu or (727) 552-2281
Deadline:  February 8, 2013

March 2, 2013, South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston, South Carolina
How Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Jaime Thom for information:
jthom@scaquarium.org (843) 579-8562
Deadline: February 8, 2013

March 9, 2013, Seattle Aquarium, Seattle, Washington
How Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Dan Newburn for information:
d.newburn@seattleaquarium.org (206) 386-4305
Deadline: February 15, 2013

March 9, 2013, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, New Orleans, Louisiana
How Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Tricia LeBlanc for information:
tleblanc@AudubonInstitute.org or (504) 378-2675
Deadline: February 15, 2013

March 16, 2013, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Dauphin Island, Alabama
How Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Sara Johnson for information:
sejohnson@disl.org or (251) 861-7515
Deadline: February 22, 2013

March 23, 2013, National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland
How Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact David Christopher for information:
dchristopher@aqua.org or (410) 576-8799 
Deadline: March 1, 2013

April 6, 2013, Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, California
How Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Alie Lebeau for information:
alebeau@lbaop.org or (562) 951-1631
Deadline:  March 15, 2013

April 13, 2013, John G. Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, Illinois
How Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Jackie Formoso for information:
jformoso@sheddaquarium.org or (312) 692-3165
Deadline: March 22, 2013

May 4, 2013, New England Aquarium, Boston, Massachusetts
How Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Tania Slywynskyj for information:
tslywynskyj@neaq.org or (617) 226-2259
Deadline: April 12, 2013

June 1, 2013, Birch Aquarium at Scripps, San Diego, California
How Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Adrienne Marriott for information:
Creec9a@hotmail.com or (619) 252-3450
Deadline:  May 17, 2013

June 22, 2013, Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, Georgia
How Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Kim Morris-Zarneke for information:
kzarneke@georgiaaquarium.org or (404) 581-4192
Deadline: February 22, 2013

June 25, 2013, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, New Orleans, Louisiana
How Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Tricia LeBlanc for information:
tleblanc@AudubonInstitute.org or (504) 378-2675
Deadline: May 31, 2013

September 21, 2013, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Dauphin Island, Alabama
Why Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Sara Johnson for information:
sejohnson@disl.org or (251) 861-7515
Deadline: August 30, 2013

October 5, 2013, Nauticus, the National Maritime Center, Norfolk, Virginia
Why Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Tammie Weitzman for information:
Tammie.weitzmann@norfolk.gov or (757) 664-1044
Deadline: September 13, 2013

October 11, 2013, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Newport, Oregon
How Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Tracy Crews for information:
tracy.crews@oregonstate.edu or (541) 867-0329
Deadline:  September 20, 2013

October 19, 2013, Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, Georgia
Why Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Kim Morris-Zarneke for information:
kzarneke@georgiaaquarium.org or (404) 581-4192
Deadline: September 27, 2013

October 19, 2013, New England Aquarium, Boston, Massachusetts
Why Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Tania Slywynskyj for information:
tslywynskyj@neaq.org or (617) 226-2259
Deadline: September 27, 2013

October 26, 2013, University of South Florida College of Marine Science,
St. Pete Beach, Florida
Why Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Teresa Greely for information:
greely@marine.usf.edu or (727) 552-2281
Deadline:  October 4, 2013

November 9, 2013, John G. Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, Illinois
Why Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Jackie Formoso for information:
jformoso@sheddaquarium.org or (312) 692-3165
Deadline: October 18, 2013

November 16, 2013, South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston, South Carolina
Why Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Jaime Thom for information:
jthom@scaquarium.org (843) 579-8562
Deadline: October 25, 2013

November 23, 2013, Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, California
Why Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Alie Lebeau for information:
alebeau@lbaop.org or (562) 951-1631
Deadline: November 1, 2013

 

Professional Development Opportunities 2012

January 7, 2012, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Newport, Oregon
Why Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Tracy Crews for information:
tracy.crews@oregonstate.edu or 541-867-0329
Deadline: December 16, 2011

January 14, 2012, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, New Orleans, Louisiana
Why Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Tricia LeBlanc for information:
tleblanc@AudubonInstitute.org or (504) 378-2675
Deadline: December 21, 2011

January 28, 2012, Nauticus, The National Maritime Center, Norfolk, Virginia
Why Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Jennifer Tabor for information:
jennifer.tabor@norfolk.gov or (757) 664-1044
Deadline: January 13, 2012

February 25, 2012, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Dauphin Island, Alabama
Why Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Sara Johnson for information:
sejohnson@disl.org or (251) 861-7515
Deadline: February 10, 2012

February 25, 2012, South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston, South Carolina
Why Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Jaime Thom for information:
jthom@scaquarium.org or (843) 579-8562
Deadline: February 10, 2012

March 3, 2012, Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, Georgia
Why Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Kim Morris-Zarneke for information:
kzarneke@georgiaaquarium.org or (404) 581-4192
Deadline: February 17, 2012

March 10, 2012, University of South Florida College of Marine Science,
St. Petersburg, Florida
Why Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Teresa Greely for information:
greely@marine.usf.edu or (727) 552-2281
Deadline: February 24, 2012

March 17, 2012, Aquarium of the Pacific, Los Angeles, California
Why Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Alie Lebeau for information:
alebeau@lbaop.org or (562) 951-1631
Deadline: March 2, 2012

April 21, 2012, John G. Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, Illinois
Why Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Jackie Formoso for information:
jformoso@sheddaquarium.org or (312) 692-3165
Deadline: April 6, 2012

April 21, 2012, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Newport, Oregon
Why Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Tracy Crews for information:
tracy.crews@oregonstate.edu or 541-867-0329
Deadline:  April 6, 2012

April 21, 2012, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, New Orleans, Louisiana
Why Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Tricia LeBlanc for information:
tleblanc@AudubonInstitute.org or (504) 378-2675
Deadline: April 6, 2012

April 28, 2012, New England Aquarium, Boston, Massachusetts
Why Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Nicole Scola for information:
nscola@neaq.org or (617) 973-6590
Deadline: April 13, 2012

May 5, 2012, National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland
Why Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Joe Harber for information:
Jharber@aqua.org or (410) 659-4272
Deadline: April 20, 2012

May 12, 2012, Mystic Aquarium, Connecticut
Why Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact the Reservations Department for information:
reservations@mysticaquarium.org or 860-572-5955 x520
Deadline: April 27, 2012

June 2, 2012, Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History, Sant Ocean Hall, Washington DC
Why Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Trish Mace for Information:
macet@si.edu or (202) 633-1095
Deadline: May 18, 2012

August 11, 2012, Nauticus, The National Maritime Center, Norfolk, Virginia
Why Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Jennifer Tabor for information:
jennifer.tabor@norfolk.gov or (757) 664-1044
Deadline: July 27, 2012

August 11, 2012, Birch Aquarium at Scripps, San Diego, California
Why Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Adrienne Marriott for information:
Creec9a@hotmail.com or (619) 252-3450
Deadline: July 27, 2012


Professional Development Opportunities 2011

February 26, 2011, Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, Georgia
Learning Ocean Science Through Ocean Exploration
Follow Up Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Kim Morris-Zarneke for information:
kzarneke@georgiaaquarium.org or (404) 581-4192
Deadline: February 11, 2011

February 26, 2011, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Dauphin Island, Alabama
Learning Ocean Science Through Ocean Exploration
Follow Up Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Sara Johnson for information:
sejohnson@disl.org or (251) 861-7515
Deadline: February 11, 2011

March 5, 2011, Nauticus, The National Maritime Center, Norfolk, Virginia
Learning Ocean Science Through Ocean Exploration
Follow up Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Jennifer Tabor for information:
jennifer.tabor@norfolk.gov or (757) 664-1044
Deadline: February 18, 2011

March 5, 2011, Birch Aquarium at Scripps, San Diego, California
Learning Ocean Science Through Ocean Exploration
Follow Up Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Adrienne Marriott for information:
Creec9a@hotmail.com or (619) 252-3450
Deadline: February 18 , 2011

March 26, 2011, National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland
Why Do We Explore?
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Joe Harber for information:
Jharber@aqua.org or (410) 659-4272
Deadline: March 11, 2011

April 2, 2011, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, New Orleans, Louisiana
Learning Ocean Science Through Ocean Exploration
Follow up Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Tricia LeBlanc for information:
tleblanc@AudubonInstitute.org or (504) 378-2675
Deadline: March 18, 2011

April 9, 2011, University of South Florida College of Marine Science,
St. Petersburg, Florida
Learning Ocean Science Through Ocean Exploration
Follow Up Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Teresa Greely for information:
greely@marine.usf.edu or (727) 552-2281
Deadline: March 25, 2011

April 9, 2011, John G. Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, Illinois
Learning Ocean Science Through Ocean Exploration
Follow Up Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Jackie Formoso for information:
jformoso@sheddaquarium.org or (312) 692-3165
Deadline: March 25, 2011

April 16, 2011, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Oregon
Learning Ocean Science Through Ocean Exploration
Follow Up Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Tracy Crews for information:
tracy.crews@oregonstate.edu or 541-867-0329
Deadline: April 1, 2011

May 7, 2011, New England Aquarium, Boston, Massachusetts
Learning Ocean Science Through Ocean Exploration
Follow Up Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Gina Cerrito for information:
gcerrito@neaq.org or (617) 226-2247
Deadline: April 22, 2011

May 14, 2011, South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston, South Carolina
Learning Ocean Science Through Ocean Exploration
Follow Up Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Jaime Coomes for information:
jcoomes@scaquarium.org (843) 579-8562
Deadline: April 29, 2011

May 14, 2011, Aquarium of the Pacific, Los Angeles, California
Learning Ocean Science Through Ocean Exploration
Follow Up Professional Development Institute for Teachers
Contact Alie Lebeau for information:
alebeau@lbaop.org or (562) 951-1630
Deadline: April 29, 2011

October 1, 2011, Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, Georgia
Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection,
Volume 1: Why Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Kim Morris-Zarneke for information:
kzarneke@georgiaaquarium.org or (404) 581-4192
Deadline: September 16, 2011

October 8, 2011, University of South Florida College of Marine Science,
St. Petersburg, Florida
Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection,
Volume 1: Why Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Teresa Greely for information:
greely@marine.usf.edu or (727) 552-2281
Deadline: September 23, 2011

October 29, 2011, New England Aquarium, Boston, Massachusetts
Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection,
Volume 1: Why Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Gina Cerrito for information:
gcerrito@neaq.org or (617) 226-2247
Deadline: October 14, 2011

November 5, 2011, South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston, South Carolina
Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection,
Volume 1: Why Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Jaime Thom for information:
jthom@scaquarium.org (843) 579-8562
Deadline: October 21, 2011

November 19, 2011, John G. Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, Illinois
Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection,
Volume 1: Why Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Jackie Formoso for information:
jformoso@sheddaquarium.org or (312) 692-3165
Deadline: November 4, 2011

November 19, 2011, Aquarium of the Pacific, Los Angeles, California
Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection,
Volume 1: Why Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Alie Lebeau for information:
alebeau@lbaop.org or (562) 951-1631
Deadline: November 4, 2011

November 19, 2011, National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland
Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection,
Volume 1: Why Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact David Christopher for information:
dchristopher@aqua.org, or (410) 576-8799
Deadline: November 4, 2011

December 1, 2011, J.L. Scott MEC and Aquarium, Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Learning Ocean Science Through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Institute for Teachers
Contact Shelia Brown for information:
shelia.brown@usm.edu, or (228) 818-8892
Deadline: November 17, 2011

December 2, 2011, J.L. Scott MEC and Aquarium, Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Learning Ocean Science Through Ocean Exploration
Follow Up Professional Development Institute for Teachers
Contact Shelia Brown for information:
shelia.brown@usm.edu, or (228) 818-8892
Deadline: November 17, 2011

December 3, 2011, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Dauphin Island, Alabama
Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection, Volume 1: Why Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Sara Johnson for information:
sejohnson@disl.org or (251) 861-7515
Deadline: November 18, 2011

December 3, 2011, Birch Aquarium at Scripps, San Diego, California
Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection, Volume 1: Why Do We Explore?
Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Contact Adrienne Marriott for information:
Creec9a@hotmail.com or (619) 252-3450
Deadline: November 18, 2011


Professional Development Opportunities 2010

January 23, 2010, Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact George Bartnik for information:
gpb@tennis.org or (423) 785-4049
Deadline: January 8, 2010

February 6, 2010, SeaWorld Adventure Camp, San Diego, California
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Follow up Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Adrienne Marriott for information:
Creec9a@hotmail.com or (619) 252-3450
Deadline: January 22, 2010

March 6, 2010, Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, Georgia
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Follow up Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Kim Morris-Zarneke for information:
kzarneke@georgiaaquarium.org or (404) 581-4192
Deadline: February 19, 2010

March 6, 2010, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Dauphin Island, Alabama
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Follow up Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Denise Keaton for information:
dkeaton@disl.org or (251) 861-7515
Deadline: February 19, 2010

March 20, 2010, University of South Florida College of Marine Science,
St. Petersburg, Florida
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Follow up Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Teresa Greely for information:
greely@marine.usf.edu or (727) 510-4131
Deadline: March 5, 2010

April 10, 2010, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Oregon
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Follow up Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Tracy Crews for information:
tracy.crews@oregonstate.edu or 541-867-0329
Deadline: March 29, 2010

April 10, 2010, John G. Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, Illinois
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Follow up Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Amy Christiansen for information: 
AChristian@sheddaquarium.org or (312) 692-3165
Deadline: March 29, 2010

April 17, 2010, National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Joe Harber for information:
jharber@aqua.org or (410) 659-4272
Deadline: April 2, 2010

May 8, 2010, New England Aquarium, Boston, Massachusetts
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Follow up Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Jayshree Oberoi for information:
joberoi@neaq.org or (617) 973-6590
Deadline: April 23, 2010

May 8, 2010, Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Follow up Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact George Bartnik for information:
gpb@tennis.org or (423) 785-4049
Deadline: April 23, 2010

May 15, 2010, South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston, South Carolina
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Follow up Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Jaime Coomes for information:
jcoomes@scaquarium.org (843) 579-8562
Deadline: April 30, 2010

May 15, 2010, Aquarium of the Pacific, Los Angeles, California
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Institute for Teachers
Contact Alie Lebeau for information:
alebeau@lbaop.org or (562) 951-1631
Deadline: April 30, 2010

June 5, 2010, Nauticus, The National Maritime Center
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Jennifer Tabor for information:
jennifer.tabor@norfolk.gov or (757) 664-1044
Deadline: May 21, 2010

June 21 and 22, 2010, J.L. Scott Marine Education Center
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory and Follow up Professional Development Workshops for Teachers
Contact Shelia Brown for information:
shelia.brown@usm.edu or (228) 818-8890
Deadline: May 31, 2010

August 7, 2010, Nauticus, The National Maritime Center
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Jennifer Tabor for information:
jennifer.tabor@norfolk.gov or (757) 664-1044
Deadline: July 16, 2010

August 14, 2010, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, New Orleans, Louisiana
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Follow up Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Tricia LeBlanc for information:
tleblanc@AudubonInstitute.org or (504) 378-2675
Deadline: July 23, 2010

September 18, 2010, Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, Georgia
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Kim Morris-Zarneke for information:
kzarneke@georgiaaquarium.org or (404) 581-4192
Deadline: September 3, 2010

September 25, 2010, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Dauphin Island, Alabama
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Sara Johnson for information:
sejohnson@disl.org or (251) 861-7515
Deadline: September 10, 2010
(Follow up workshop March 5, 2011)

October 2, 2010, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, New Orleans, Louisiana
Learning Ocean Science Through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Tricia LeBlanc for information:
tleblanc@AudubonInstitute.org or (504) 378-2675
Deadline: September 17, 2010

October 9, 2010, University of South Florida College of Marine Science,
St. Petersburg, Florida
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Teresa Greely for information:
greely@marine.usf.edu or (727) 552-2281
Deadline: September 24, 2010
(Follow up workshop April 9, 2011)

October 16, 2010, Nauticus, The National Maritime Center
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Jennifer Tabor for information:
jennifer.tabor@norfolk.gov or (757) 664-1044
Deadline: October 1, 2010
(Follow up workshop March 5, 2011)

October 23, 2010, South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston, South Carolina
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Jaime Coomes for information:
jcoomes@scaquarium.org or (843) 579-8562
Deadline: October 8, 2010

October 23, 2010, National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Follow up Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Jennifer Aiken for information:
jaiken@aqua.org or (410) 576-3871
Deadline: October 8, 2010

November 6, 2010, New England Aquarium, Boston, Massachusetts
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Jayshree Oberoi for information:
joberoi@neaq.org or (617) 973-6590
Deadline: October 22, 2010
(Follow up workshop May, 2011- date TBD)

November 6, 2010, Birch Aquarium at Scripps, San Diego, California
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Adrienne Marriott for information:
Creec9a@hotmail.com or (619) 252-3450
Deadline: October 22, 2010
(Follow up workshop March 12, 2011)

November 13, 2010, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Oregon
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Tracy Crews for information:
tracy.crews@oregonstate.edu or 541-867-0329
Deadline: October 29, 2010

November 13, 2010, John G. Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, Illinois
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Jackie Formoso for information: 
jformoso@sheddaquarium.org or (312) 692-3165
Deadline: October 29, 2010
(Follow up workshop April 9, 2011)

December 4, 2010, Aquarium of the Pacific, Los Angeles, California
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Institute for Teachers
Contact Alie Lebeau for information:
alebeau@lbaop.org or (562) 951-1631
Deadline: November 19, 2010
(Follow up workshop May 14, 2011)


Professional Development Opportunities 2009

January 31, 2009, Nauticus, The National Maritime Center and Norfolk Public Schools
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Follow up Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Veronica Haynes for information:
vhaynes@nps.k12.va.us or (757) 628-3878
Deadline: January 16, 2009

January 31, 2009, SeaWorld Adventure Camp, San Diego, California
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Follow up Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Adrienne Marriott for information:
Creec9a@hotmail.com or (619) 252-3450
To register: go to http://www.creec.org/region9a External Link
Deadline: January 16, 2009

February 7, 2009, South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston, South Carolina
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Follow up Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Brian Thill for information:
BThill@scaquarium.org or (843) 579-8546
Deadline: January 23, 2009

February 21, 2009, Waikiki Aquarium, Honolulu, Hawaii
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Mark Heckman for information:
mheckman@waquarium.org or (808) 923-9741
Deadline: February 6, 2009

March 7, 2009, Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, Georgia
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Follow up Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Kim Morris-Zarneke for information:
kzarneke@georgiaaquarium.org or (404) 581-4192
Deadline: February 20, 2009

March 14, 2009, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Dauphin Island, Alabama
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Follow up Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Denise Keaton for information:
dkeaton@disl.org or (251) 861-7515
Deadline: February 27, 2009

March 21, 2009, University of South Florida College of Marine Science,
St. Petersburg, Florida
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Follow up Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Teresa Greely for information:
greely@marine.usf.edu or (727) 510-4131
Deadline: March 6, 2009

April 4, 2009, National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Joe Harber for information:
jharber@aqua.org or (410) 659-4272
Follow up workshop date TBA
Deadline:  March 20, 2009

April 4, 2009, Oregon Museum of Science & Industry, Portland, Oregon
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Follow up Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Nancee Hunter for information:
nancee.hunter@oregonstate.edu or (541) 867-0357
Deadline: March 20, 2009

April 18, 2009, John G. Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, Illinois
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Follow up Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Amy Christiansen for information:  AChristian@sheddaquarium.org or (312) 692-3165
Deadline: April 3, 2009

April 18, 2009, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, New Orleans, Louisiana
Learning Ocean Science Through Ocean Exploration
Follow up Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Tricia LeBlanc for information:
tleblanc@AudubonInstitute.org or (504) 378-2675
Deadline: April 3, 2009

May 2, 2009, Tennessee Aquarium, Chatanooga, Tennessee
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Follow up Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact George Bartnik for information:
gpb@tennis.org or (423) 785-4049
Deadline: April 17, 2009

May 16, 2009, Aquarium of the Pacific, Los Angeles, California
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Follow-up Professional Development Institute for Teachers
Contact Alie Lebeau for information:
alebeau@lbaop.org or (562) 951-1631
Deadline: May 1, 2009

May 16, 2009, New England Aquarium, Boston, Massachusetts
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Follow up Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Jayshree Oberoi for information:
joberoi@neaq.org or (617) 973-6590
Deadline: May 1, 2009

August 22, 2009, Tennessee Aquarium, Chatanooga, Tennessee
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact George Bartnik for information:
gpb@tennis.org or (423) 785-4049
Deadline: August 7, 2009

September 19, 2009, Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, Georgia
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Kim Morris-Zarneke for information:
kzarneke@georgiaaquarium.org or (404) 581-4192
Deadline: September 4, 2009

September 26, 2009, University of South Florida College of Marine Science,
St. Petersburg, Florida
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Teresa Greely for information:
greely@marine.usf.edu or (727) 510-4131
Deadline: September 11, 2009

September 26, 2009, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Dauphin Island, Alabama
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Denise Keaton for information:
dkeaton@disl.org or (251) 861-7515
Deadline: September 11, 2009

October 17, 2009, New England Aquarium, Boston, Massachusetts
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Jayshree Oberoi for information:
joberoi@neaq.org or (617) 973-6590
Deadline: October 2, 2009

October 24, 2009, National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Follow Up Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Joe Harber for information:
jharber@aqua.org or (410) 659-4272
Deadline: October 9, 2009

November 7, 2009, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Oregon
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Tracy Crews for information:
tracy.crews@oregonstate.edu or 541-867-0329
Deadline: October 23, 2009

November 14, 2009, SeaWorld Adventure Camp, San Diego, California
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Adrienne Marriott for information:
Creec9a@hotmail.com or (619) 252-3450
Deadline: October 30, 2009

November 14, 2009, John G. Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, Illinois
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Amy Christiansen for information:
AChristian@sheddaquarium.org or (312) 692-3165
Deadline: October 30, 2009

November 21, 2009, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, New Orleans, Louisiana
Learning Ocean Science Through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Tricia LeBlanc for information:
tleblanc@AudubonInstitute.org or (504) 378-2675
Deadline: November 6, 2009

December 5, 2009, SeaWorld Adventure Camp, San Diego, California
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Adrienne Marriott for information:
Creec9a@hotmail.com or (619) 252-3450
Deadline: November 30, 2009

December 12, 2009, Aquarium of the Pacific, Los Angeles, California
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Institute for Teachers
Contact Alie Lebeau for information:
alebeau@lbaop.org or (562) 951-1631
Deadline: November 23, 2009

December 12, 2009, South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston, South Carolina
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Brian Thill for information:
BThill@scaquarium.org or (843) 579-8546
Deadline: November 23, 2009


Professional Development Opportunities 2008

January 26, 2008
SeaWorld, San Diego, California
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Adrienne Marriott for information:
Creec9a@hotmail.com or
(858) 292-3733

February 2, 2008
South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston, South Carolina
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Follow-up Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Brian Thill for information:
BThill@scaquarium.org or
(843) 579-8546

February 9, 2008
University of South Florida College of Marine Science,
St. Petersburg, Florida

Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Teresa Greely for information: 
greely@marine.usf.edu or
(727) 510-4131

March 1, 2008
SeaWorld, San Diego, California
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Follow-up Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Adrienne Marriott for information:
Creec9a@hotmail.com
or
(858) 292-3733

March 8, 2008
Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, Georgia
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Follow-up Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Kim Morris-Zarneke for information: kzarneke@georgiaaquarium.org or
(404) 581-4192

April 5, 2008
National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Joe Harber for information:
jharber@aqua.org or
(410) 659-4272

April 12, 2008
John G. Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, Illinois
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Follow-up Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Amy Christiansen for information:  AChristian@sheddaquarium.org or
(312) 692-3165

April 19, 2008
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, New Orleans, Louisiana
Learning Ocean Science Through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Tricia LeBlanc for information:
tleblanc@AudubonInstitute.org or
(504) 378-2665

May 17, 2008
New England Aquarium, Boston, Massachusetts
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Follow-up Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Jayshree Oberoi for information:
joberoi@neaq.org
or
(617) 973-6590

July 16 & 17, 2008
SMILE (Science & Math Investigative Learning Experiences),
University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island

Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Professional Development Workshop for SMILE Teachers & Other Interested Educators (July 16 for Middle School, July 17 for High School)
Contact Carol Englander for information:
englanca@etal.uri.edu or
(401) 360-1333

August 23, 2008
Tennessee Aquarium, Chatanooga, Tennessee
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact George Bartnik for information:
gpb@tennis.org or
(423) 785-4049

September 13, 2008
Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Dauphin Island, Alabama
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Denise Keaton for information:
dkeaton@disl.org
or
(251) 861-7515

September 20, 2008
University of South Florida College of Marine Science,
St. Petersburg, Florida

Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Follow-up Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Teresa Greely for information: 
greely@marine.usf.edu or
(727) 510-4131

September 27, 2008
Nauticus, The National Maritime Center and Norfolk Public Schools
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Follow up workshop date: TBA
Contact Veronica Haynes for information:
vhaynes@nps.k12.va.us
or
(757) 628-3878

October 4 , 2008
SeaWorld Adventure Camp, San Diego, California
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Deadline: September 26, 2008
Follow up workshop date: January 31, 2009
Contact Adrienne Marriott for information:
Creec9a@hotmail.com or
(619) 252-3450

October 11, 2008
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, New Orleans, Louisiana
Learning Ocean Science Through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Follow up workshop date: TBA
Contact Gail Gainey for information:
ggainey@AudubonInstitute.org or
(504) 378-2638

October 11, 2008
New England Aquarium, Boston, Massachusetts
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Jayshree Oberoi for information:
joberoi@neaq.org or
(617) 973-6590

October 18, 2008
South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston, South Carolina
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Follow up workshop date: TBA
Contact Brian Thill for information:
BThill@scaquarium.org
or
(843) 579-8546

October 25, 2008
National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Follow-up Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Joe Harber for information:
jharber@aqua.org or
(410) 659-4272

November 1, 2008
Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, Georgia
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Kim Morris-Zarneke for information: kzarneke@georgiaaquarium.org or
(404) 581-4192

November 8, 2008
Oregon Museum of Science & Industry, Portland, Oregon
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Nancee Hunter for information:
nancee.hunter@oregonstate.edu or
(541) 867-0357

November 15, 2008
John G. Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, Illinois
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Follow up workshop date: TBA
Contact Amy Christiansen for information:
AChristian@sheddaquarium.org
or
(312) 692-3165

November 22, 2008
University of South Florida College of Marine Science,
St. Petersburg, Florida

Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Teresa Greely for information:
greely@marine.usf.edu
or
(727) 553-3921

December 6, 2008
Aquarium of the Pacific, Los Angeles, California
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Institute for Teachers
Contact Alie Lebeau for information:
Alebeu@baop.org
or
(562) 951-1631


Professional Development Opportunities 2007

January 27, 2007
Seattle Aquarium, Seattle, Washington
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Follow-up Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Karen Matsumoto for information:
karen.matsumoto@seattle.gov or
(206) 386-4303

February 3, 2007
SeaWorld, San Diego, California
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Follow-up Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Adrienne Marriott for information:
Creec9a@hotmail.com
or
(858) 292-3733
http://www.creec.org/region9a/stories/storyReader$52

February 10, 2007
Seattle Aquarium, Seattle, Washington
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Karen Matsumoto for information:
karen.matsumoto@seattle.gov
or
(206) 386-4303

February 17, 2007
South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston, South Carolina
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Brian Thill for information:
BThill@scaquarium.org
or
(843) 579-8546

February 24, 2007
Waikiki Aquarium, Honolulu, Hawaii
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Professional Development Workshop for Teachers and Marine Educators Evening at the Aquarium
Contact Mark Heckman for information:
mheckman@hawaii.edu or
(808) 923 - 9741

March 3, 2007
San Diego County Schools, San Diego, California
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Adrienne Marriott for information:
Creec9a@hotmail.com
or
(858) 292-3733
http://www.creec.org/region9a/stories/storyReader$52

March 10, 2007, Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, Georgia
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Follow-up Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Kim Morris-Zarneke for information: kzarneke@georgiaaquarium.org or
(404) 581-4192

March 14, 2007
Nauticus, The National Maritime Center and Norfolk Public Schools
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Follow-up Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Veronica Haynes for information:
vhaynes@nps.k12.va.us or
(757) 628-3878

March 17, 2007
University of South Florida College of Marine Science,
St. Petersburg, Florida

Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Follow-up Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Teresa Greely for information: 
greely@marine.usf.edu
or
(727) 510-4131

March 24, 2007
Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Dauphin Island, Alabama
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Follow-up Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Denise Keaton for information:
dkeaton@disl.org or
(251) 861-7515

March 30-31, 2007
Universidad Metropolitana, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory and Follow-up Professional Development
Workshops for Teachers
Contact Cindy Renkas for information:
cindy.renkas@noaa.gov
or
(910) 452-0847

April 21, 2007
John G. Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, Illinois
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Follow-up Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Heather Schneider for information: hschneider@sheddaquarium.org or
(312) 692-3172

May 12, 2007
New England Aquarium, Boston, Massachusetts
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Follow-up Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Jayshree Oberoi for information:
joberoi@neaq.org
or
(617) 973-6590

May 19, 2007
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, New Orleans, Louisiana
Learning Ocean Science and Exploration Through an Online
Environment Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Tricia LeBlanc for information:
tleblanc@AudubonInstitute.org or
(504) 378-2665

May 19, 2007
Seattle Aquarium, Seattle, Washington
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Follow-up Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Karen Matsumoto for information:
karen.matsumoto@seattle.gov or
(206) 386-4303

June 9, 2007
SeaWorld, San Diego, California
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Follow-up Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Adrienne Marriott for information:
Creec9a@hotmail.com or
(858) 292-3733
http://www.creec.org/region9a/stories/storyReader$52

June 16, 2007
South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston, South Carolina
Learning Science through Ocean Exploration
Follow-up Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Brian Thill for information:
BThill@scaquarium.org or
(843) 579-8546

June 30, 2007
Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
Learning Ocean Science and Exploration Through an Online Environment
Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Melissa Feldberg for information:  melissa.feldberg@oregonstate.edu or
(541) 737-2758

July 17 & 18, 2007
SMILE (Science & Math Investigative Learning Experiences),
University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island

Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Professional Development Workshop for SMILE Teachers & Other Interested Educators (July 17 for Middle School, July 18 for High School)
Contact Carol Englander for information:
englanca@etal.uri.edu or
(401) 360-1333

July 23, 2007
National Marine Educators Association Annual Conference, Portland, Maine
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Valerie Chase for information:
vchase529@worldnet.att.net or
(410) 357-8290

August 11, 2007
John G. Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, Illinois
Learning Ocean Science and Exploration Through an Online Environment
Professional Development Institute for Teachers
Contact Joy Kubarek-Sandor for information:  hschneider@sheddaquarium.org or
(312) 692-3172

September 15, 2007
Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Dauphin Island, Alabama
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Denise Keaton for information:
dkeaton@disl.org or
(251) 861-7515

September 22, 2007
University of South Florida College of Marine Science,
St. Petersburg, Florida

Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Follow-up Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Teresa Greely for information: 
greely@marine.usf.edu
or
(727) 510-4131

September 22, 2007
South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston, South Carolina
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Brian Thill for information:
BThill@scaquarium.org or
(843) 579-8546

October 6, 2007,
Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, Georgia
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Kim Morris-Zarneke for information: kzarneke@georgiaaquarium.org or
(404) 581-4192

October 13, 2007
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, New Orleans, Louisiana
Learning Ocean Science Through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Tricia LeBlanc for information:
tleblanc@AudubonInstitute.org or
(504) 378-2665

October 20, 2007
SeaWorld, San Diego, California
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Adrienne Marriott for information:
Creec9a@hotmail.com
or
(858) 292-3733

October 27, 2007
Oregon Museum of Science & Industry, Portland, Oregon
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Melissa Feldberg for information:  melissa.feldberg@oregonstate.edu or
(541) 737-2758

October 29, 2007
Nauticus, The National Maritime Center and Norfolk Public Schools
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Veronica Haynes for information:
vhaynes@nps.k12.va.us or
(757) 628-3878

November 3, 2007
John G. Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, Illinois
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Contact Heather Schneider for information:  hschneider@sheddaquarium.org or
(312) 692-3172


Professional Development Opportunities 2006

January 18 & 19, 2006
Nauticus, The National Maritime Center and Portsmouth School District, Norfolk, Virginia
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Institutes for Teachers
Contact Laura Nelson for information:
Laura.Nelson@pps.k12.va.us or
(757) 393 - 8535

February 4, 2006
OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center, Newport, Oregon
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Follow-up Professional Development Institute for Teachers
For additional information contact Maureen Collson at:
maureen.collson@oregonstate.edu

February 4, 2006
Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific; Long Beach, California
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Institute for Teachers
For additional information contact Alie LeBeau at:
ALebeau@lbaop.org

February 11, 2006
COSEE West (Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence), Los Angeles, California
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Professional Development Institute for Teachers
For additional information contact Peggy Hamner at:
phamner@ucla.edu

February 18, 2006
Waikiki Aquarium, Honolulu, Hawaii
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Institute for Teachers
Contact Mark Heckman at (808) 923 - 9741 to register.

March 24, 2006
American School for the Deaf, Mystic, Connecticut
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Follow-up Professional Development Institute for Teachers
Contact Denise Monte for information:
Denise.Monte@asd-1817.org
(860) 570 - 2315

April 8, 2006
New England Aquarium, Boston, Massachusetts
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Follow-up Professional Development Institute for Teachers
Contact Joel Rubin for information:
(617) 973 - 6590

April 22, 2006
University of North Carolina, Wilmington, North Carolina
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Professional Development Institute for Teachers
Contact Jim Nesbit for information:
jnesbit@cfci.net or
910-796-1430

May 13, 2006
Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, California
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Follow-up Professional Development Institute for Teachers
Contact Alie Lebeau for information:
ALebeau@lbaop.org
or
(562) 951-1631

May 20, 2006
University of North Carolina, Wilmington, North Carolina
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Follow-up Professional Development Institute for Teachers
Contact Jim Nesbit for information:
jnesbit@cfci.net
or
(910) 796-1430.

June 1 and 2, 2006
Nauticus, The National Maritime Center and Portsmouth School District, Norfolk, Virginia
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Follow-up Professional Development Institutes for Teachers
Contact Laura Nelson for information:
Laura.Nelson@pps.k12.va.us
or
(757) 393-8535.

June 16 and 17, 2006
OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center, Newport, Oregon
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Institute for Teachers
Contact Melissa Feldberg for information: melissa.feldberg@oregonstate.edu or
(541) 737-2758

July 16, 2006
Long Island University, New York City, NY
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Institute for Teachers
Contact Valerie Chase for information:
vchase529@att.net

July 21, 2006
Nauticus, The National Maritime Center, Norfolk, Virginia
The USS Monitor Expedition
Professional Development Institute for Teachers
Contact Brent Rudmann for information:
brent.rudmann@noaa.gov or
(757) 627-3823

July 28, 2006
North Carolina Aquarium at Ft. Fisher, Kure Beach, North Carolina
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Institute for Teachers
Contact Danielle Wallace for information:
Danielle.Wallace@ncmail.net or
(910) 458-7468

August 1, 2006
SMILE (Science & Math Investigative Learning Experiences),
University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island

Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Professional Development Institute for SMILE Teachers
Contact Carol Englander for information:
englanca@etal.uri.edu
or (401) 360-1333

August 12, 2006
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, New Orleans, Louisiana
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Follow-up Professional Development Institute for Teachers
Contact Tricia LeBlanc for information:
tleblanc@AudubonInstitute.org or
(504) 378-2665

September 9, 2006
Aquarium of the Pacific, Los Angeles, California
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Follow-up Professional Development Institute for Teachers
Contact Alie Lebeau for information:  
ALebeau@lbaop.org or
(562) 951-1631

September 16, 2006
Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Dauphin Island, Alabama
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Institute for Teachers
Contact Denise Keaton for information:
dkeaton@disl.org
or
(251) 861-7515

September 30, 2006
New England Aquarium, Boston, Massachusetts
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Institute for Teachers
Contact Jayshree Oberoi for information:
joberoi@neaq.org or
(617) 973-6590

September 30, 2006
Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, Georgia
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Institute for Teachers
Contact Kim Morris-Zarneke for information:  kzarneke@georgiaaquarium.org or
(404) 581-4192

October 7, 2006
SeaWorld, San Diego, California
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Institute for Teachers
Contact Adrienne Marriott for information:  
Creec9a@hotmail.com
or
(858) 292-3733
http://www.creec.org/region9a/stories/storyReader$52

Virtual Teacher Workshop (VTW) Classroom Exploration of the Ocean 2006
Week 1:  October 9-13: 
“From Sea to Shining Sea: Exploring America’s Ocean Realm”
Week 2:  October 16-20: 
“Exploring the Lost City Hydrothermal Field: A New Submarine Ecosystem”
For more information, visit http://www.coexploration.org/ceo2006/

October 21, 2006
Seattle Aquarium, Seattle, Washington
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Institute for Teachers
Contact Karen Matsumoto for information: 
karen.matsumoto@seattle.gov
or
(206) 386-4303

November 2, 2006
National Science Teachers Association Regional Baltimore Conference, Baltimore, Maryland
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration Short Course

Virtual Teacher Workshop (VTW) Classroom Exploration of the Ocean 2006
Week 3: November 6 – 10:
"Exploring Submarine Volcanoes: Taking the Pulse of the Earth"
Week 4: November 13 – 17:
" Life at the Edge, Real Animals in Extreme Environments"
For more information, visit http://www.coexploration.org/ceo2006/

November 11, 2006
John G. Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, Illinois
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Institute for Teachers
Contact Heather Schneider for information:  hschneider@sheddaquarium.org or
(312) 692-3172

November 18, 2006
University of South Florida College of Marine Science,
St. Petersburg, Florida

Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Institute for Teachers
Contact Teresa Greely for information: 
greely@marine.usf.edu or
(727) 510-4131

December 2, 2006
Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Follow-up Professional Development Institute for Teachers
Contact Melissa Feldberg for information:  melissa.feldberg@oregonstate.edu or
(541) 737-2758

December 8, 2006
Nauticus, The National Maritime Center and Norfolk Public Schools
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration
Introductory Professional Development Institute for Teachers
Contact Veronica Haynes for information:
vhaynes@nps.k12.va.us or
(757) 628-3878


Professional Development Opportunities 2005

January 22 and 23, 2005
Hatfield Marine Science Center and the Oregon Coast Aquarium, Newport, or NOAA Ocean Exploration Professional Development in the Use of Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration Curriculum
Contact the Oregon Coast Aquarium:
cml@aquarium.org or
(541) 867-3474 ext. 5314 or
the Hatfield Marine Science Center at:
jon.luke@oregonstate.edu or
(541) 867-0357

January 24 - February 6, 2005, Part One
Virtual Teacher Workshop (VTW) Classroom Exploration of the Ocean 2005: Conference Introduction by Dr. Rita Colwell, Former Director of the National Science Foundation
• Building the World’s Second Largest Marine Protected Area: The Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, Andy Collins, Education Coordinator, NOAA National Ocean Service
• Hawaii's Deep-Sea Precious Corals, Amy Baco-Taylor, Visiting Investigator, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
For more information and to register, visit http://www.coexploration.org/ceo

March 12, 2005
South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston, SC
Introduction Session - Ocean Exploration Professional Development for Educators.

April 4-17, 2005, Part Two
Virtual Teacher Workshop (VTW) Classroom Exploration of the Ocean 2005: Mysteries and Sirens of the Deep – Shipwrecks and Underwater Sound: What Can They Teach Us?
For more information visit: http://www.coexploration.org/ceo

April 16, 2005
South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston, SC
Follow-up Session - Ocean Exploration Professional Development for Educators

April 29, 2005
American School for the Deaf, West Hartford, Connecticut
Introductory Session - Ocean Exploration Professional Development for Teachers of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students in Grades 6-12

June 4, 2005
New England Aquarium, Boston, Massachusetts
Follow-Up Session - Ocean Exploration Professional Development for Educators of Students in Grades 6-12

June 27, 2005
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, New Orleans, Louisiana
NOAA Ocean Exploration Professional Development Workshop II for teachers who participated in the initial June 2004 Ocean Exploration Professional Development Workshop

Join educators during this follow-up session to the introductory professional development session on Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration, a curriculum developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA's) Office of Ocean Exploration.  In addition to conducting inquiry- and standards-based activities tied directly to ocean expeditions, you will have the opportunity to share your experiences with the use of the Ocean Exploration website and curriculum, participate in a guided tour of the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary exhibit at the Aquarium, and interact with scientists to learn about their research and ocean exploration experiences.   Dr. Robert Carney, Professor at Louisiana University, has been conducting research of deep Gulf of Mexico ecology, including chemosynthetic communities, for the past 20 years.  Dr. Jack Irion, Minerals Management Service Marine Archaeologist, was involved with wrecks discovered in the Gulf of Mexico, including a German submarine U-166 found in 5,000 feet of water and an early 19th century wooden-hulled sailing ship found in 2,650 feet of water.  Dr. Shelia Brown, Scientist and Coordinator of Educational Programs and Centers for Ocean Sciences Education: Central Gulf of Mexico (COSEE:CGOM), has been involved with marine and ocean sciences education programs for K-12, undergraduate/graduate students, and teacher workshops/institutes for 25 years.

Contact Tricia LeBlanc at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas for information: tleblanc@AudubonInstitute.org or
(504) 378-2665

June 28, 2005
Audubon Zoo, New Orleans, Louisiana
NOAA Ocean Exploration Professional Development Workshop for science teachers in grades 6-12

From bioluminescent corals to deep vent worms, from tropical underwater volcanoes to the Arctic Ocean floor, we know more about the Moon than our ocean. Bring the excitement of current ocean science discoveries to your students using the Ocean Exploration Curriculum, and a companion CD-ROM of the Ocean Explorer Web site from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Join Dr. Valerie Chase, Biologist and Science Education Consultant formerly with the National Aquarium in Baltimore, and Cindy Renkas, Education Specialist for NOAA Ocean Exploration, as you do inquiry- and standards-based activities tied directly to ocean expeditions. Receive a copy of the Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration curriculum and CD-ROM’s interpreting these multidisciplinary ocean discovery voyages using “new technological eyes” to study life and earth science on the ocean floor.  Use these inquiry-based activities in biology, earth, physical, and marine science courses to connect your students to the excitement of NOAA Ocean Exploration as they travel from the Galapagos Rift to the Arctic Ocean, from Alaskan and New England seamounts to those in the Hawaiian Islands.  

Contact Tricia LeBlanc at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas for information: tleblanc@AudubonInstitute.org or
(504) 378-2665

June 29, 2005
Audubon Zoo, New Orleans, Louisiana
NOAA Ocean Exploration Professional Development Workshop for science teachers in grades 6-12

From bioluminescent corals to deep vent worms, from tropical underwater volcanoes to the Arctic Ocean floor, we know more about the Moon than our ocean. Bring the excitement of current ocean science discoveries to your students using the Ocean Exploration Curriculum, and a companion CD-ROM of the Ocean Explorer Web site from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Join Dr. Valerie Chase, Biologist and Science Education Consultant formerly with the National Aquarium in Baltimore, and Cindy Renkas, Education Specialist for NOAA Ocean Exploration, as you do inquiry- and standards-based activities tied directly to ocean expeditions. Receive a copy of the Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration curriculum and CD-ROM’s interpreting these multidisciplinary ocean discovery voyages using “new technological eyes” to study life and earth science on the ocean floor.  Use these inquiry-based activities in biology, earth, physical, and marine science courses to connect your students to the excitement of NOAA Ocean Exploration as they travel from the Galapagos Rift to the Arctic Ocean, from Alaskan and New England seamounts to those in the Hawaiian Islands.  

Contact Tricia LeBlanc at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas for information: tleblanc@AudubonInstitute.org or
(504) 378-2665

July 11 , 2005
Maui Community College, Hawaii
Pre-Conference Development, NOAA Ocean Exploration Curriculum at National Marine Educators Association 2005 Annual Conference Maui
Professional Development in Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration Curriculum, Grades 6-12

From bioluminescent corals to deep vent worms, from tropical underwater volcanoes to the Arctic Ocean floor, we know more about the Moon than our ocean. Bring the excitement of current ocean science discoveries to your students using this Ocean Exploration Curriculum, and a companion CD-ROM of the Ocean Explorer Web site from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Join Dr. Valerie Chase, Biologist and Science Education Consultant formerly with the National Aquarium in Baltimore, and Paula Keener-Chavis, National Education Coordinator for NOAA Ocean Exploration, as you do inquiry- and standards-based activities tied directly to ocean expeditions described on the CD-ROM by ocean science explorers. Receive a copy of the curriculum and CD-ROM interpreting these multidisciplinary ocean discovery voyages using “new technological eyes” to study life and earth science on the ocean floor. Ocean scientists share their explorations directly with your students, clearly articulating the excitement of scientific discovery. Activities written and tested by scientists and educators enable your students to model ocean science exploration in your classroom. Use these inquiry-based exercises in biology, earth or marine science courses to connect your students to the excitement of NOAA Ocean Exploration as they travel from the Galapagos Rift to the Arctic Ocean, from Alaskan seamounts to those in the Hawaiian Islands.

For further information contact Valerie Chase at: vchase529@worldnet.att.net.

July 26, 2005
Portland, Maine, Gulf of Maine Research Institute Ocean Exploration Teacher Professional Development Institute - Deep
Atlantic Stepping Stones 2005
For further information contact Ms. Chris Marceau:
nurcadm02@uconn.edu or
(860) 405-9121

July 27, 2005
Narragansett, Rhode Island, University of Rhode Island Bay Campus
Ocean Exploration Teacher Professional Development Institute - Deep
Atlantic Stepping Stones 2005
Wednesday, July 27, 2005 from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
For further information contact Ms. Chris Marceau:
nurcadm02@uconn.edu or
(860) 405-9121

August 13, 2005
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
NOAA Ocean Exploration Professional Development Workshop for science teachers in grades 6-12

From bioluminescent corals to deep vent worms, from tropical underwater volcanoes to the Arctic Ocean floor, we know more about the Moon than our ocean. Bring the excitement of current ocean science discoveries to your students using the Ocean Exploration Curriculum,
and CD-ROM's of the Ocean Explorer Web site from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Join Stacia Fletcher, a NOAA National Marine Sanctuary educator, and Cindy Renkas, Education Specialist for NOAA Ocean Exploration, as you do inquiry- and standards-based activities tied directly to ocean expeditions. Receive a copy of the Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration curriculum and CD-ROM's interpreting these multidisciplinary ocean discovery voyages using “new technological eyes” to study life and earth science on the ocean floor. Use these inquiry-based activities in biology, earth, physical, and marine science courses to connect your students to the excitement of NOAA Ocean Exploration as they travel from the Galapagos Rift to the Arctic Ocean, from Alaskan and New England seamounts to those in the Hawaiian Islands.

Registration is required and space is limited. A continental breakfast, lunch, the new edition of the curriculum with CD-ROM's, certificates of participation, and a gift certificate for use in the gift shops at the Monterey Bay Aquarium are provided.

For further information, please contact Stacia Fletcher:
stacia.fletcher@noaa.gov or
(831)-420-1630

September 10, 2005
NOAA Ocean Exploration Professional Development Workshop for “Deep Scope 2005” Research Expedition for teachers of Grades 5-12 interested in ocean exploration
For St. Lucie County School District contact Mary Gregory: GregoryM@stlucie.k12.fl.us or
(772) 429-3945

For River County School District contact Claudia NcNulty:
claudia.mcnulty@indian-river.k12.fl.us or
(772) 564-3071

Our human assumption that everything sees the way we see has affected descriptions of animal interactions.  This professional development workshop presents a unique opportunity to engage explorers of all ages as we look deep into the ocean with new eyes to reveal new organisms, behaviors, visual adaptations, and fluorescent compounds.  Deploying a unique deep-sea observatory camera system to observe as unobtrusively as possible, an international team of scientists aboard the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute’s research vessel Seward Johnson will expand upon the exciting discoveries of the 2004 Deep Scope exploration to further examine the deep-sea environment in the Gulf of Mexico from the perspective of the animals living there.   Examining fluorescence as a major mechanism of visual communication between organisms at intermediate depths, studying the “breaking” of the ultimate camouflage of invisibility with the ability to see polarized light, examining the visual physiology and optics of deep-sea invertebrates, and determining whether deep-sea organisms are being blinded by exposure to brightly lit submersibles and ROV’s are some of the major goals of the Deep Scope 2005 mission.  

In-person presentations by Deep Scope expedition scientists Dr. Tamara Frank and Dr. Edith Widder will be featured during this workshop.  Hands-on activities taken from lesson plans for students in grades 5-12 and developed specifically for this expedition and exploration of the award-winning NOAA Ocean Exploration Web site will be facilitated by Cindy Renkas, NOAA Ocean Exploration Education Specialist.  All Ocean Exploration lesson plans are tied to the National Science Education Standards and focus on cutting-edge ocean exploration and research using state-of-the-art technologies.  Take-home materials including lesson plans, CD ROM’s, and posters; a Certificate of Participation; and a gift certificate will be provided to each participant.  A continental breakfast and lunch are also provided.  Inservice credits for St. Lucie and Indian River County School Districts are available. 

October 10-23, 2005, Part Three
Virtual Teacher Workshop (VTW) Classroom Exploration of the Ocean 2005: Extreme Environments, Underwater Observatories, and Technology – An Avalanche of New Resources for the Classroom
For more information and to register, visit http://www.coexploration.org/ceo

September 18, 2005
MTS/IEEE Oceans '05 Conference, Washington, DC
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration Professional Development for educators of students in grades 6-12.
For further information contact oceans2005reg@ieee.org, visit the Web site at http://www.oceans2005.org/education.htm

October 29, 2005
New England Aquarium, Boston, Massachusetts
Ocean Exploration Teacher Professional Development Institute
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration

Contact Joel Rubin for information:
rubin@neaq.org or
(617) 973-6590


Professional Development Opportunities 2004

April 2, 2004, Atlanta, GA
National Science Teachers Association Annual Conference Short Course
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration Short Course

April 19 - May 7, 2004,
Online Virtual Workshop for Educators
Ocean Exploration: H.M.S. Challenger and Beyond

May 22, 2004, Monterey, CA
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institution
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration Professional Development

June 18, 2004, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration Professional Development

July 18, 2004, St. Petersburg, FL
National Marine Educators Association Annual Conference
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration Professional Development

August 14, 2004, South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston, SC
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration Professional Development
Contact Katrina Bryan at kbryan@scaquarium.org for registration

August 14, 2004, Alaska SeaLife Center, Anchorage, AK
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration Professional Development
Contact Lea Paddock at Lea_Paddock@alaskasealife.org for registration

October 16, 2004, New England Aquarium, Boston, MA
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration Introductory Professional Development
Contact Joel Rubin at jrubin@neaq.org for registration information

October 16, 2004, South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston, SC
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration Introductory Professional Development
Contact Katrina Bryan at kbryan@scaquarium.org for registration information

November 13, 2004, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute and Monterey Bay Aquarium
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration Follow-up Professional Development (For educators already having already participated in the Introductory Workshop)
Contact Dr. George Matsumoto at (831) 775-1757 or email mage@mbari.org for registration information

November 13, 2004, South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston, SC
NOAA Ocean Exploration Professional Development in the Use of Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration Curriculum.
Contact Katrina Bryan at kbryan@scaquarium.org for registration information


Professional Development Opportunities 2003

April - December 2003
Classroom Exploration of the Ocean
Online series

 

November 15, 2003, Charleston, SC
South Carolina Aquarium/Southeastern COSEE
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration Professional development

October 1, 2003, Biloxi, MS
J.L. Scott Marine Education Center/Gulf of Mexico COSEE
Professional development for educators on NOAA Ocean Exploration Gulf of Mexico Expeditions

November 13, 2003, Biloxi, MS
J.L. Scott Marine Education Center/Gulf of Mexico COSEE
Professional development for educators on NOAA Ocean Exploration Gulf of Mexico Expeditions

December 4, 2003, New Orleans, LA
Louisiana Aquarium of the Americas/Louisiana Science Teachers Association
Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration Professional Development