Teacher Opportunities and Courses
In addition to the specific opportunities listed below, many of WhaleNet's Affiliates offer other opportunities for individuals interested in marine science. A number of Aquariums and marine education organizations, that offer programs for teachers, are linked on our educational resources page. And there are volunteer research opportunities through some of the Marine Mammal Stranding Networks.
Field Study in Natural Science
(formerly CTA 592: Field Study in Marine Science)
Endicott College, Beverly, Massachusetts
Bermuda Masters Program
on-line and on-site Professional Development Workshops in Application of Educational Technology.
Other Professional Development Opportunities Listed by State
Elias National Parks
3217 Doil Drive, Anchorage, AK 99507
Contact: John Wenger
Study the natural history of Denali and Wrangell-st on 10-day field expeditions. Credit from the University of Alaska.
Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography,
9500 Gilman Dr. UCSD-0207, La Jolla, CA 92093-0207
Contact: Diane Baxter (619) 534-6295
Oceanography and Coastal Processes Course for Elementary and Middle School Teachers.
Coastal Zone '99
Contact: Chantal Lefebre (617) 287-5575
The People, The Coast, The Ocean: Vision 2020 In San Diego, CA
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Contact: (800)372-1797 ext. 6
Offers two summer sessions of Eco-Educators Adventure Camps for elementary and secondary teachers including working side-be-side with zoo keepers.
Nova Southeastern University's Oceanographic Center
announces the offering of a Field course at the DOLPHIN RESEARCH CENTER, February 27- March 4, 2000
Institute of Marine and Coastal StudiesIf further information is desired, please write to the above address or call (954) 262-3600 or toll free 800-396-2326. Fax (954) 262-4020
Nova Southeastern University
8000 North Ocean Drive
Dania, Florida 33004-3078
Two week institute for teachers about the ocean and the curriculum The Fluid/Living Ocean.
Applied Marine Ecology in Maine
George Washington Univ., Dept of Biological Sciences, Washington DC, 20052
contact: Robert E. Knowlton (202) 994-6093
Summer undergraduate and graduate courses for teachers. Field studies of interactions among biotic and abiotic components of coastal ecosystems, with emphasis on human impacts.
Environmental Concern Inc.
PO Box P, St. Michaels, MD 21663
Contact: Education Department (410) 745-9620
WOW! Wonders of the Wetlands is a 330 page instruction guide containing over 50 hands-on activities for K-12 educators. Workshops can be arranged at a time and location to suit.
Bermuda Marine Ecology Teacher Education Training
Bermuda Aquarium, Saverna Park, MD
384 Magothy Rd., Saverna Park, ME 21146
Contact: Mary Winchell (410) 647-9247
A summer course for secondary level science teachers in tropical marine biology and island ecology.
U Mass Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125
Contact: Mike Borek (617) 287-7666
Three summer teacher institutes include The Fluid Earth, The Living Ocean and
Earthwatch Center For Field Research
Marine Education Center of Cape Ann
SEA Education Association
The Sea Education Association (SEA) challenges students and teachers with exciting,
interdisciplinary academic programs ashore and at sea.
Center for Coastal Studies Summer Programs
The CCS offers a variety of summer programs.
University of New Hampshire Sea Grant Extension
Durham, NH 03824
Contact: Sharon Meeker (603) 749-1565
An oceanographic and Coastal Processes graduate-level course for Teachers from the Northeast states of NY, CT, MA, RI, NH, and ME. July 7-24, 1999. Funding to the teacher covers tuition, most travel expenses, food, lodging, materials and a $300 stipend.
Project Integrated Science Learning Expedition
Trevor Day School
1 West 88 Street, New York, NY 10024
Contact: Dietrich Nebert (888) 521-8139
A 15-day integrated science workshop for K-12 teachers in Hawaii.
New York State Sea Grant
Contact: (516) 632-6905
Summer course for teachers.
Schooner Harvey Gamage Foundation
PO Box 446 Cornwall, NY 12518
Contact: Bart Rogers (800) 724-7245
Schooner Program of Adventure and Discovery From the Caribbean Sea to the Coast of New England includes research/study opportunities for college credit.
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
2201 Fort Fisher Blvd S., Box 1, Kure Beach, NC 28449
Offers teacher workshops addressing different aspects of water quality, biology, ecology, art, maritime history and more.
Teacher Camp 1 and 11
Sea World Adventure Camps
10500 Sea World Dr., San Antonio, TX 78251
Contact: Ann Quinn (800) 700-7786
Educators immerse themselves in learning at Sea World San Antonio.
Tropical Reef Ecology of the Virgin Islands
Antioch University and O.C.E.A.N.S.
6034 Butterball Ln NE, Olympia, WA 98516
Contact: Susan Wertz 360/456-1854
A course prior to the National Marine Educators Conference.
Center for Whale Research
This graduate summer course explores tropical marine environments from rocky and sandy shores to mangrove swamps and coral reefs.
An on-line teacher resource center on the National Marine Educator's home page. Both summer and academic year opportunities for teachers are located under the Professional Development section.