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
We are partnering with the Chesapeake Bay Program to provide hour-long online training sessions in the coming months. These webinars include:
- Facilitator's Guide to Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience Training, April 7, 3-4 p.m. EDT. This webinar is for people who host professional development on Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs). Participate in this webinar to learn about a new resource developed by the Chesapeake Bay Program to better support comprehensive training sessions on MWEEs.
- Climate Resilience and Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences, May 12, 3-4 p.m. EDT. This webinar will highlight ways that organizations are connecting climate resilience education with MWEEs.
MWEEs in Different Contexts: Afterschool and Summer, May 21, 12 noon-1 p.m. EDT. We usually think of MWEEs as being during school hours--but they can happen after school or during summer programs as well. Learn more about how to include MWEEs in these settings.
We also offer courses online through Chesapeake Exploration. These courses include:
- Educator’s Guide to the Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience
- Using NOAA Data: Model Activities for Students
- Diving in to the Next Generation Science Standards