Upcoming Workshops

The NOAA Environmental Science Training Center (ESTC) offers professional learning programs for nonformal educators in the region. ESTC continually develops new programs and schedules, so be sure to check back for updates and new workshops.


Workshop (click to register or learn more)


June 26-28

 2018 Climate Education Academy

 University of Delaware (Lewes, Delaware)

July 16-18

 Ocean and Estuarine Literacy - Elementary Educator Workshop  Cooperative Oxford Lab (Oxford, Maryland)
July 30-August 3

 2018 Teachers on the Estuary - Data Edition

 Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Karen Noonan Center (Crocheron, Maryland)
This summer NOAA, Delaware Sea Grant, and MADE CLEAR are partnering to offer the 2018 Climate Education Academy, an Earth systems science professional learning opportunity. Join the workshop to learn about t

he causes and effects of a changing climate, h

ow climate change is affecting the Chesapeake area, and s

olutions and stewardship activities to address climate change. 

Get up to speed on climate change and Earth systems science with an introductory webinar and a three-part online component before the face-to-face Academy. At the Academy, jump into climate change science with three-dimensional lessons, interactions with climate science experts, authentic data analysis, field studies, and online simulations. Share your classroom experiences with others who are bringing this important topic to their students. View the full Academy agenda.
This summer the NOAA Environmental Science Training Center in Oxford, Maryland, will host a teacher professional development opportunity for elementary school teachers (grades K-5) that connects locally relevant watershed science across the curriculum. The workshop is designed to address and support the implementation of core components of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Meaningful Watershed Education Experiences (MWEEs).
This middle- and high school-level course is recommended for previous participants of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Chesapeake Classrooms immersions and teachers already familiar with the basics of estuarine ecology. Teachers on the Estuary (TOTE) is designed to support teachers' understanding of the environment using technology and scientific instrumentation to enhance local, participant-driven field experiences and authentic research. During this dynamic five-day residential program, participants will explore Dorchester County's coastal habitats by conducting field investigations and interacting with local scientists, community members, and coastal educators, as well as practicing integrating local and national monitoring data into the classroom through cross-disciplinary, hands-on field activities highlighting Chesapeake Exploration and Estuaries 101 Curriculum.


More information on past ESTC workshops is available.