Teacher workshop
Teacher workshop
Teacher workshop
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.

Upcoming Workshops

River Teachers (Middle & High School Teachers)
Monday-Friday, June 10-14
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

The Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute is excited to offer our third annual summer camp for educators. River Teachers is a week-long immersive professional development program designed to help middle and 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. Please note that we will spend a majority of the time outdoors in an active setting. 

This week-long workshop will be offered free of charge for current middle and high school teachers. However, due to the limited number of spots available, we are requiring a $25 fee to hold your spot. Upon completion of the week, we will refund the $25 fee. If you register and cannot attend, please let us know by June 1st to receive a refund. This will allow those on the waitlist to register.

Middle & High School Teacher Registration

River Teachers (Elementary School Teachers)
Monday-Thursday, June 24-27
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

The Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute is excited to offer our second summer camp for elementary school educators. River Teachers is a 4 day immersive professional development program designed to help elementary school teachers bring freshwater lessons to life. River Teachers will venture out in the field with our scientists to sample macroinvertebrates in a local stream, snorkel one of the Southeast’s most biodiverse rivers, and participate in STEAM activities. The week of aquatic adventures culminates with a teacher summit to create new lesson plans and develop innovative learning opportunities. Please note that we will spend a majority of the time outdoors in an active setting. 

This 4 day workshop will be offered free of charge for current elementary school teachers. However, due to the limited number of spots available, we are requiring a $25 fee to hold your spot. Upon completion of the week, we will refund the $25 fee. If you register and cannot attend, please let us know by June 15th to receive a refund. This will allow those on the waitlist to register.

Elementary School Teacher Registration

Due to grant funding, these workshops are for classroom teachers only. For more information, contact Hayley Wise at hbw@tnaqua.org.