Educator Events

Inspiring the Next Generation of Scientists Through Our Local Waters

Water is essential to all living things, connecting everything on Earth, and is a common thread that flows through all disciplines of science. Discover how to use our local waters as a lens to create meaningful NGSS-ready science curriculum. Delve into the Next Generation Science Standards and local aquatic ecosystems, and explore ways to integrate these two powerful tools to foster science learning in your classroom.

Aquarium of the Bay thanks the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation for their support of this workshop.

Please note: There will be three sessions of the same workshop, so please select the date and location that work best for you. This workshop is most appropriate for elementary school teachers, but is also open to secondary teachers, school support staff, and informal educators. The first 15 classroom teachers of any grade who sign up for each respective date will receive a stipend.

This workshop is available:
• Wednesday September 24th from 4:30-7:30 PM at the EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park
• Thursday September 25th from 4:30-7:30 PM at Aquarium of the Bay’s Bay Theater
• Tuesday October 7th from 4:30-7:30 PM, at the Meeting Room of the Richmond Branch of the San Francisco Public Library

RSVP by filling out the registration form here.


Climate Change in the Classroom

Climate change is, in many ways, the issue of our time. If students grow up understanding the basics of how our planet is changing, it will be much easier to turn the tide. Through this workshop, teachers will learn how climate change is affecting the San Francisco Bay Area, discover new ways to talk about climate change with their students, try out a couple of demonstrations, and discuss valuable, effective solutions to impart to the leaders of tomorrow.

Please note: There will be two sessions of this workshop, so please select the date, location, and guest speaker that is the best fit for you. This workshop is most appropriate for K-12 classroom teachers, but is also open to school support staff and informal educators.

This workshop is available:

• Tuesday October 21st from 4:30-7:30 PM at the Bay Model; Sausalito, CA

Guest Speaker: Marc Holmes, Bay Restoration Program Director of The Bay Institute
Marc Holmes is a wetland regulation and restoration policy expert with 26 years of experience. He designed and managed the first study to estimate the flood protection and economic benefits provided by restoration of the San Francisco Bay tidal marshes during the new era of sea level rise. At this workshop, Marc will be presenting on the basic mechanics of sea level rise as it relates to climate change, and its projected effects on urban coastal areas, specifically within the San Francisco Bay watershed.
 
• Wednesday October 29th from 4:30-7:30 PM at the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, Crissy Field; San Francisco, CA

Guest Speaker: Carol Preston, Education and Outreach Coordinator of NOAA’s Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
Carol Preston provides the vision and direction for the education department at Gulf of the Farallones, overseeing the interpretive exhibit, volunteer, outreach, and educational programs. She has developed and produced interactive exhibits, public programs, and K-college level curriculum. At this workshop, Carol will be presenting on why one of the world’s, most productive ocean ecosystems occurs along the California coast and how it is changing. Stunning underwater video, photos and graphics, and hands-on experiments will illustrate how this complex food web full of interesting and wild creatures is being impacted by climate change.

RSVP by filling out the registration form here.

 

Teacher Appreciation Sail

Aquarium of the Bay appreciates all of the amazing things teachers do. To thank you, we invite you and your family to join us aboard Alcatraz Cruises’ Hybrid Ferry for a day of fun out on San Francisco Bay. Explore the San Francisco Bay and get up close and personal with local wildlife. The sail will include a complimentary lunch.
 
This event will be available: Sunday November 9th 11:00 AM-1:00 PM leaving from Alcatraz Landing at Pier 33

This event has already reached capacity.  If you are interested in being added to the waitlist, please fill out the form here.

Fostering the Sense of Wonder: Using Exploration to Teach Scientific Practices and Principles

How can we foster the sense of wonder and love of learning in our students? Discover innovative strategies to use exploration and student driven learning to not only inspire life-long learning but to build meaningful and engaging science lessons.

Aquarium of the Bay thanks the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation for their support of this workshop.

Please note: There will be two sessions of the same workshop, so please select the date and location that work best for you. This workshop is most appropriate for elementary school teachers, but is also open to secondary teachers, school support staff, and informal educators. The first 20 participants who sign up for each respective date will receive a stipend.

This workshop will be available:
• Wednesday November 12th from 4:30-7:30 PM at the EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park
• Thursday November 20th from 4:30-7:30 PM at Aquarium of the Bay

RSVP by filling out the registration form here.



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