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Open to all K-12 teachers: any school, any subject, any grade between K-12th. Also, we get to invite researchers from surrounding NERRs to assist and take part in this training.

What to Expect

This professional development opportunity is a blended learning experience. There is an onsite component (this 2-day workshop) and an online component to be completed throughout the Fall semester. We understand that you are incredibly busy during the semester and therefore the online component will be asynchronous (meaning you can complete it at your own pace).

ObjectivesParticipants will be able to…

  • Construct and demonstrate how climate science content is related to extreme weather, specifically as it pertains to coastal ecosystems and communities along the Southeast Coast of North America
  • List and identify causes and solutions of climate-related extreme weather
  • Identify local and regional climate and weather patterns
  • Interpret and teach using web-based sources of environmental data
  • Develop a classroom activity or investigation that enhances climate and data literacy
  • Assess how engaging in Science and Engineering Practices (SEPs) can provide an effective learning experience for students
  • Identify connections between Estuary 101 concepts to existing (or newly developed) classroom content and curricula

It is strongly encouraged that teachers reserving an onsite guided field experience at the GTM Research Reserve for the 2018/2019 Academic School year take part in this training opportunity. Not only will your student field experience only cost $10/day (taken upon making the reservation), but you’ll discover a plethora of ways in which we assist you integrate your students’ field experiences into your classroom.


This event is -$100 (negative $100), meaning we are giving stipends to you for attending and completing the objectives and outcomes. Space is limited and requires registration. We will also provide breakfast, lunch, and snacks. Herbivore, omnivore, and carnivore options will be provided.


Working with the school district for approval of CEU’s.

What to Bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect Repellent
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Dress in layers because it will probably be hot and humid