NOAA Environmental Science Training Center

NOAA Environmental Science Training Center workshops give Chesapeake Bay watershed educators knowledge and tools they need.

Educators lean over a rockfish on a table.

Educators participate in a NOAA workshop and learn more about the biology of striped bass.

The NOAA Environmental Science Training Center offers workshops for educators. These training sessions offer the knowledge and tools educators need to help teach today’s students, who will be tomorrow’s Bay stewards. We hold workshops at our location in Oxford, Maryland, and at partner locations around the Chesapeake watershed. 

Our workshops connect regional educators with science content from NOAA and our partners. The workshops also include how to apply this science with students in the classroom as well as in the field. This knowledge helps educators and teachers deliver meaningful watershed educational experiences. Our instructors include NOAA staff and experts from partner organizations. Topics we explore include climate change, fisheries science, and water quality. 

Upcoming Training Sessions

Summer teacher workshops are on the calendar; these will be held on line for summer 2020:

We also offer courses online through Chesapeake Exploration, including:

  • MWEE 101, which offers an introduction to the Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience framework and includes a sample MWEE each for elementary, middle, and high school. Continuing education credits for educators are available in some states.
  • MWEE 201, which provides more in-depth instruction on how to plan or update a MWEE. It emphasizes planning and conducting outdoor investigations as well as incorporating student voice and choice throughout the MWEE program. 

Learn more about past workshops. Ask us about upcoming workshops

Last updated by NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office on June 17, 2020