Marine Science for Teachers
An amazing opportunity for New Hampshire's middle and high school science teachers! Participate in an intensive week-long marine science workshop at the Shoals Marine Laboratory on Appledore Island, Isles of Shoals, Maine.
Here's what teachers in last year's Marine Science for Teachers workshop had to say:
"This was the most rewarding experience in all the teacher training experiences I have had."
"There wasn't a moment on Appledore that we were not in a marine classroom. This is a full immersion marine biology program for teachers."
Grades 5-12 teachers in New Hampshire schools. (Sorry, not open to Maine teachers at this time!)
The workshop will explore how teachers can utilize inquiry-based marine science activities to address appropriate Next Generation Science Standards. Expect group projects, lesson plan building, and curriculum alignment exercises. Sample workshop topics and activities include:
- Water quality sampling
- Intertidal environment (abiotic and biotic factors)
- How to conduct a transect survey of a habitat
- Marine mammals
- Whale watch
$100 workshop fee includes: all meals, housing in dormitory-style accommodations, all supplies and field trips associated with the workshop, vessel transportation from the SML dock in Portsmouth, NH to Appledore Island, and professional development credits (CEUs).
- Participants will need to cover transportation to the Portsmsouth, NH dock, but transportation to the lab and all other on-island expenses will be covered.
- Participants would need to reside on Appledore Island at the Shoals Marine Laboratory for the week (7 days, 6 nights). Depending on housing availability at the marine lab, you may be assigned a dorm roommate.
- No university credit will be offered, but teachers will be able to get professional development credits (CEUs). The workshop will draw upon University of New Hampshire and Shoals Marine Laboratory faculty.
- Please visit our Getting to Shoals page for travel and transportation information!
If you are interested in applying for the workshop but have questions, please contact Mark Wiley at firstname.lastname@example.org or (603) 862-6702.
Assistant Director for Marine Education, NH Sea Grant & UNH Cooperative Extension State Specialist for Science Literacy, Youth/Family. Mentor for undergraduates in SML's Science Education Internship and faculty for SML's Shoals Ecology adult education program.