Young students aboard the E/V Discovery for an educational boat cruise

Teachers On The Estuary (TOTE) Workshops

Every summer we offer a workshop for teachers using South Carolina estuaries as our classroom. Join us as we explore salt marsh dynamics with marine researchers to collect and analyze data. You’ll bring home standards-based, STEM classroom lessons to teach your students! Our next TOTE workshop will be held summer 2020. To join us, email

A group shot on the dock of last year's attendees


  • Attendance at 3-day workshop, pre and post webinars
  • Must be able to tolerate physical activity outdoors (summer temps, insects)
  • Upon completion of the workshop, teachers must develop a lesson plan to share with all participants.

Workshop details:

  • $50 per person (nonrefundable)
  • Participants are responsible for lodging
  • Breakfast and lunch provided each day
  • Open to middle and high school teachers, pre-service teachers, and non-formal educators
  • Continuing Education credits available

A glimpse of last year's workshop:

Teachers testing soil in a class on raingardens
Teachers completing a group activity of the beach
Teachers taking a plankton sample off the dock
Teachers identifying organisms and microplastic with microscopes