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.

Free Project WILD Workshop

August 18th, 2016   9 am - 5 pm

Teachers, including pre-service and home school, and informal educators are invited to join us for this free workshop.  Project WILD is one of the most widely-used conservation and environmental education programs among educators of students in kindergarten through high school. It is based on the premise that young people and educators have a vital interest in learning about our natural world. A national network of State Wildlife Agency Sponsors ensures that Project WILD is available nationwide and is training educators in the many facets of the program. Emphasizing wildlife because of its intrinsic value, Project WILD addresses the need for human beings to develop as responsible citizens of our planet.

From the tiny minnow to the majestic grizzly, wildlife and humans are integrally connected. Project WILD links students and wildlife through its mission to provide wildlife-based conservation and environmental education that fosters responsible actions toward wildlife and related natural resources. Through the use of balanced curriculum materials and professional training workshops, Project WILD accomplishes its goal of developing awareness, knowledge, skills, and commitment. This results in the making of informed decisions, responsible behavior, and constructive action concerning wildlife and the environment. 

Questions? Call Julia Gregory at 423-785-4054 or email at jmg@tnaqua.org.

Register here by August 1 to attend.


There are no instructional fees for the following workshops/in-services. Depending on your state, there may be a materials charge. A transportation fee may also be assessed.  Workshops are scheduled periodically by the Aquarium, but we can schedule a workshop just for your group with a minimum of 10 participants. Homeschool and scout groups are also welcome to schedule a workshop.  Please email Carrie Howell Shaw at chs@tnaqua.org for more information. 

  • Project Learning Tree
  • Project WET
  • Project WILD
  • Project WILD Aquatic

Teachers Visit Free on Teacher Appreciation Day!  

The next Teacher Appreciation Day will be in January, 2017.  Simply show your current teacher ID or pay stub at the Aquarium’s ticket center and you and a guest will receive admission to the Aquarium and IMAX Theater at no cost.  This will be a great opportunity to see first-hand what is available for your class during their next field trip.  Enjoy special programming, behind the scenes opportunities and register to win a free field trip for your class with bus reimbursement!