It is a well-known fact that Discovery Educators love Shark Week! With that sentiment in mind, the TN Leadership Council has planned our next event at the TN Aquarium in Chattanooga, TN. And yes, you can really Pet the Sharks at the Aquarium!!
The TN Aquarium is one of TN’s premiere tourist attractions, but it is also designed as a tremendous training ground for students. They will even send their staff to your school to do workshops with your students or staff development for your teachers! This workshop will highlight the ways the TN Aquarium can benefit you and your students.
- Hands On Workshop with TN Aquarium staff from 9 to 10:30
- Tour of the TN Aquarium (both salt and fresh water venues) from 10:30 to 12:00
- Lunch provided by the Riverside Deli from 12:00 to 1:00
- IMAX 3-D movie from 1:00 to 1:45
- Debrief and drinks at the Mellow Mushroom from 2:00 to ???
Our wonderful team at Discovery will pick up the tab for the training, movie, and lunch. All day parking is anywhere from $5 to $7 (your tab). Refreshments at the Mellow Mushroom are not included, but this get-together time is optional.
The TN Aquarium will present an overview of the student workshops held there. They have workshops for K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12 grade levels. All workshops are interactive and hands on. They are also aligned to TN, GA, and AL science standards. You can find a complete list at their website.
You should bring a digital and/or video camera if at all possible (at least one for each school group). We will give you an assignment to create a digital story of the day to be completed later.
If you are interested in attending this workshop, please comment below with your name and email address. We can only take 30 people on this event due to space limitations, so sign up early! We will be in contact with you at a later date to confirm your registration. We promise to have you out in plenty of time to get to Knoxville for the TN Vols game later that day (7 PM)!