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 Teacher Workshop - May 6th
Location: Tennessee Aquarium IMAX building
Includes: Parking, Aquarium/IMAX admission and door prizes!
Lower Elementary (PreK-2nd) 9:00-12:00
HABITATS – Join us at the Aquarium’s IMAX building to learn what makes Southeastern aquatic habitats special. We’ll also demonstrate hands-on classroom lessons about habitats and learning activities to do with your class while on a field trip to the Aquarium.
Upper Elementary (3rd-5th) 1:00-4:00
ADAPTATIONS - Join us at the Aquarium’s IMAX building to learn about current research taking place to study how native salamanders respond to a changing environment. We’ll also demonstrate hands-on classroom lessons about adaptations and learning activities to do with your class while on a field trip to the Aquarium.
River Teachers at the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institue
Monday - Friday | July 10 - 14 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
The Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute is offering an exciting new summer camp for educators. River Teachers is a week-long immersive program designed to help high school science teachers bring freshwater lessons to life. River Teachers will venture out in the field with our scientists to sample fish in a local stream, test water quality, snorkel one of the Southeast’s most biodiverse rivers, look for salamanders and more. The week of aquatic adventures culminates with a teacher summit to create new lesson plans and develop innovative learning opportunities. For more information, or to be added to our teacher email list, contact Hayley Wise at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teachers Visit Free on Teacher Appreciation Day!
The next Teacher Appreciation Day will be in January, 2018. 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!