NOAA Workshop

Suggested for science educators grades 5 through 12.

How do we explore?
Saturday, September 26 (8 a.m. - 4 p.m.)

Why do we explore?
Saturday, November 14 (8 a.m. - 4 p.m.)

Join us for this two-part workshop series, designed to help you use online resources and inquiry- and standards-based lessons to connect your students to the living world.

You’ll also learn how to guide classroom inquiries about:

  • How sites are selected for exploration
  • Mapping techniques
  • Water-column exploration
  • Remotely operated vehicles
  • Telepresence technology that enables access to real-time ocean exploration.

Clock Hours: Illinois teachers registered for this program will receive 7 Clock Hours upon completion as well as a letter that can be shared with your school administration.

Space is limited. Participants who attend both days of this two-part series will receive a $100 stipend. Participants receive the Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Curriculum Collection, a NOAA Ocean Exploration Certificate of Participation and other materials related to the presentations.


$20 deposit is required at registration. Deposit will be refunded at the completion of the workshop.

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Program Outcomes

Every Shedd program is evaluated so we never stop learning from you. Here’s what we’ve learned from our participants about NOAA:  

• The workshop helps teachers understand how to use a new curriculum and access multiple resources to enhance the integration of ocean exploration topics into their classroom.

• Workshop participants increase their understanding of the value of exploring the ocean, as well as confidence in their ability to teach ocean science.