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Teacher Workshop Welcome to our Teacher Resources page, teachers! Below is a listing of the professional development workshops offered by the Texas State Aquarium.

If you have question about any of these programs or would like to book one, contact Adriana Reza at areza@txstateaq.org or (361) 881-1200.


TEACHER WORKSHOPS FOR THE SUMMER

FREE Professional Development Opportunity - I have secured funding through the Texas State Aquarium/ESC2 Texas Regional Collaborative for 12 teachers to receive these workshops at no cost! The 12 slots are first come, first serve.

Project Learning Tree
Pre-Kindergarten – 8th grade curriculum
When: July 15th 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Nueces Delta Preserve
Contact: Adriana (361) 654-1450
http://www.plttexas.org
Developed to meet state and national standards, PLT provides the tools educators need to bring the environment into their classroom and their students into the environment. Through hands-on, interdisciplinary activities, PLT helps young people learn how to think, not what to think, about environmental issues.
Includes:

 

Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood
Ages 2 yrs to 6 yrs old curriculum
When: July 16th 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Nueces Delta Preserve
Contact: Adriana (361) 654-1450
https://www.plt.org/environmental-education-for-early-childhood
Project Learning Tree has created an early childhood program to bring a sense of wonder and exploration to young budding scientists. Teachers will learn how to inspire young minds through hands-on environmental activities. (One of my favorite teacher workshops!)
Includes:

  • Early Childhood curriculum guide
  • Hands-on exploration activities
  • SBEC hours for continued professional development
  • Lunch is provided

TEACHER WORKSHOPS

The following workshops can be conducted on an on-demand basis at any time during the year for a minimum of 10 participants based on schedule availability:

Project WET
$30/person
6 hour workshop
Kindergarten – 12th grade curriculum
www.projectwet.org
This is a physical science workshop focusing on environmental studies and properties of water.
Includes:

  • Full Color Project WET Curriculum and Activity guide 2.0
  • TEKS ready activities for the classroom
  • SBEC hours for continued professional development
  • Hands on learning for teachers!

 

Project WILD/Project WILD Aquatic
$30/person
6 hour workshop
Kindergarten – 12th grade curriculum
www.projectwild.org
Project WILD/WILD Aquatic are interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education programs emphasizing wildlife.

  • Project WILD curriculum guide
  • TEKS ready activities for the classroom
  • SBEC hours for continued professional development
  • Hands-on cross-curricular activities

 

Flying WILD
$30/person
6 hour workshop
Middle School Curriculum
http://www.flyingwild.org/
Flying WILD provides activities that teach students about birds, their migration, and what people can do to help birds and their habitat. The activities can be used to teach classroom lessons or to set up service-learning projects about birds. The guide can help middle-school students, teachers, and community volunteers implement a bird festival at their school.
Includes:

  • An Educator’s Guide to Celebrating Birds
  • Hands-on classroom and outdoor field investigations
  • SBEC hours for continued professional development
  • Ideas for service learning projects
  • All you need to host a festival at your school

 

Growing UP WILD
$30/person
Ages 3yrs – 7yrs old curriculum
3 to 6 hour workshops
http://www.projectwild.org/growingupwild.htm
Growing Up WILD is an early childhood education program that builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them.
Includes:

  • Growing Up WILD Exploring Nature with Young Children guide
  • Hands-on activities appropriate for young children
  • Exploration in the field
  • Classroom ready curriculum
  • SBEC hours for continued professional development

 

Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood
$50/person
3-6 hour workshop
Ages 2yrs to 6yrs old curriculum
https://www.plt.org/environmental-education-for-early-childhood
Project Learning Tree has created an early childhood program to bring a sense of wonder and exploration to young budding scientists. Teachers will learn how to inspire young minds through hands-on environmental activities. (One of my favorite teacher workshops!)
Includes:

  • Early Childhood curriculum guide
  • Hands-on exploration activities
  • SBEC hours for continued professional development

 

Project Learning Tree
$50/person
Pre-Kindergarten – 8th grade curriculum
http://www.plttexas.org
Developed to meet state and national standards, PLT provides the tools educators need to bring the environment into their classroom and their students into the environment. Through hands-on, interdisciplinary activities, PLT helps young people learn how to think, not what to think, about environmental issues.
Includes:

 

 Physics Fun: Force and Motion in the Ocean
$30/person
Middle and High School age curriculum
6 hour workshop
What do swimming dolphins, flying hawks, cart-wheeling otters, and the HEB Splash Park have in common? Physics, of course – everything the multitasking teacher needs for a fun multi-disciplinary investigation.
Includes:

  • Tour of the Aquarium
  • SBEC hours for continued professional development
  • Hands-on activities ready to use in the classroom
  • TEKS aligned curriculum

 

Bioinspiration from the Oceans
$30/person
All grade levels
6 hour workshop
We are inspired by the amazing animals at the Texas State Aquarium, but did you know they inspire inventions as well? Bioinspiration is a totally integrated STEM program that’s perfect for independent study or project-based learning.
Includes:

  • Tour of the Aquarium
  • SBEC hours for continued professional development
  • Hands-on activities ready to use in the classroom
  • TEKS aligned curriculum