Professional Development

Downloadable resources below are in the PDF format.

Teachers On The Estuary (TOTE) Workshops

Salt Marsh STEAM, July 24-28, 2017

(Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math)
Workshops are held each summer and designed to capture the science of the salt marsh through art and literature.

(DUE BY May 20, 2017!)

ACE Basin Coastal Exploration McKenzie Field Station, June 20-22, 2017

Spend three days in the ACE Basin exploring coastal habitats with scientists and marine educators learning about human impacts along our coast.

Registration includes:

Requirements for participation:

(DUE BY May 20, 2017!)

Seeds to Shoreline, August 2-3, 2017

From Seeds to Shoreline engages K-12 students and teachers in cultivating and transplanting Spartina alterniflora, the dominant plant in southeastern salt marshes.

Discovery Cruise for Educators

Educators learn aboard the Discovery

Welcome Aboard!! Schedule a cruise for your staff today. K-12 teachers are invited to join the CCD Program for an adventure cruise introducing estuaries as living classrooms and laboratories. Participating educators will discuss ways to incorporate estuarine ecology into curriculum and how learning about natural resources meets state and national standards. Opportunities are available for teachers of all subject matter.

Field Experience for Teachers

Get out of the classroom and into the field! SCDNR and the ACE Basin NERR offer a variety of field experience opportunities for k-12 educators teaching in SC's coastal counties. Field Experience for Teachers is based on the national program NOAA Teachers at Sea. Teachers participating in the program are paired with a group of scientist for field excursions ranging from single day trips to week long cruises. Contact for more information.