Professional Development

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Teachers On The Estuary (TOTE) Workshops

Teachers on the Estuary: Connecting Students with Data and Technology, June 26-28, 2018

ACE Basin National Estuarine Research Reserve, McKenzie Field Station

(DUE BY April 20, 2018!)

Join education and research staff from the ACE Basin National Estuarine Research Reserve, North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, and South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium for this exciting and educational workshop in the beautiful ACE Basin! During the workshop, you will explore salt marsh and estuarine ecosystems, collect and analyze different types of research data, create and deploy weather buoys with real-time data sensors.

Registration includes:

Requirements for participation:

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.

Seeds to Shoreline, August 8-9, 2018

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.