Teacher workshop

Teacher Workshops

Teachers can take advantage of the many workshops and in-service opportunities available through the Tennessee Aquarium. Many of these classes can be hosted at the Aquarium or at your school. Additionally, classes can be tailored to fit your school in-service schedule.

Project WILD Workshop

Monday April 2, 9:00-4:00

Project WILD is an interdisciplinary, supplementary environmental education program emphasizing wildlife and habitats that incorporates hands-on learning for in and out of the classroom. Participants receive the Project WILD book with dozens of exciting activities ready for use. Workshop includes lunch, parking, and childcare for children aged 4-12.  Please visit the Project WILD website here to learn about the curriculum; email Carrie Howell Shaw at chs@tnaqua.org for more information on our workshop.

River Teachers

Preschool and Elementary Teachers: June 25-29

Middle and High School Teachers: July 9-13

The Tennessee Aquarium education teams up with Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute scientists to provide teachers with week of learning and exploration!  Our summer camp will provide a unique opportunity to expand your knowledge of aquatic ecology, collaborate with scientists and other teachers, and create new science curricula.  Much of the week will be spent out in the field, learning about various aquatic conservation topics and practicing aquatic field research techniques.  Activities may include sampling fish in South Chickamauga Creek, testing water quality, snorkeling on the Conasauga River, working in our aquaculture facility, and visiting local environmental education facilities. The week will culminate in a teacher summit, during which teachers will reflect upon the week’s experiences to create new lesson plans and develop innovative learning opportunities.  Preschool and Elementary teachers will gain Project WILD and Growing Up Wild certification during the week; middle and high school teachers will gain Project WET and Georgia Adopt-a-Stream certifications during the week.

For more information about River Teachers, please contact Hayley Wise at 423-785-3073 or hbw@tnaqua.org.