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.

Upcoming Workshop

Project Wild

April 25th, 9 am - 4 pm, free for all educators!

Project WILD is a wildlife-focused conservation education program for K-12 educators and their students.

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.

The Project WILD K-12 Curriculum and Activity Guide, the Aquatic WILD K-12 Curriculum and Activity Guide, and Science and Civics: Sustaining Wildlife are provided to those who participate in Project WILD Educator workshops.  Sign-up for the April 25th workshop at the Tennessee Aquarium by emailing Carrie Howell Shaw at chs@tnaqua.org.  Minimum of 8 participants required to run workshop; workshop will be capped at 25 participants.

Check back for other workshops later this year:

WORKSHOP/IN-SERVICE FEES
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.

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

Teachers Visit Free on Teacher Appreciation Day!  

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!