New England Aquarium Supports Teachers – STEM Activities


The March issue of the New England Aquarium’s Teacher Resource Newsletter is filled with resources, teacher workshops, field trip ideas and STEM conference information. I just wanted to share with other  New England DEN members… just as a reminder of the great resources and hands-on
experiences available at the Aquarium. Don’t forget to check out the Teacher Resource Center as well. Here are the links to the newsletter highlights:

Free to Learn Program
– Applications will be available on the Aquarium website from March 15 through April 23.

Spring Workshops

  • Why Do We Explore? Presented by NOAA on April 28, 2012 – Teachers receive a $50 stipend / no cost for the workshop.  Participants will learn how to use inquiry- and standards-based lessons and other online resources that guide classroom inquiries into several important reasons for ocean exploration, including climate change, energy, ocean health and human health. (Note: NOAA will also be presenting the Why Do We Explore? workshop at the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut on May 12. For more information, visit the Mystic Aquarium website.
  • Reading the Oceans by the Light of its Inhabitants – May 17, 2012 – Dinner and workshop with Dr. Edith Widder on the topic of bioluminescence.

Summer Workshops

  • July 9 – 20, 2012 – Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS):  How Science Inspires Engineering, Grades K-8
  • July 25 – 27, 2012 – Watershed Education Course, Grades 6-9
  • August 6 – 10, 2012 – On the Waterfront: Integrating Science Standards through Classroom and Field Investigations, Grades 3-8

Conference:  Diving into STEM – April 28, 2012 – Massachusetts Marine Educators (MME) 36th Annual Meeting and Conference … Hear how three marine biologists are using technology and engineering to advance their understanding of marine science. Registration link