Data & the Estuary: Professional Development for Teachers

Data & the Estuary: Professional Development for Teachers

This 5 day program provides teachers with the resources, knowledge and experience necessary to facilitate the integration of estuaries and related topics into the classroom. Through hands-on, field-based investigations teachers will have the opportunity to gather authentic data on land use, water quality, biotic communities and other parameters, analyze that data, and ultimately use this information to develop action projects that will have a positive impact on the natural systems of the Chesapeake Bay.  The course is geared toward a middle and high school audience, but all are welcome.  

Teachers will increase their ability to:

  • Utilize Estuaries 101, Field Scope, and associated curricula
  • Access tools and curricula that support STEM programming
  • Design authentic student-driven investigations
  • Implement Investigations
  • Analyze collected information 
  •  Develop action projects to manage and address the results of investigations

All five days of the course and a lesson seed must be completed for course credit. Credit provided through MSDE.  (3 CEU)

PLEASE NOTE:  The Courses are Tuition-free. There is a $50 NON-REFUNDABLE Registration and Materials Fee required to secure participant registration.  


Western Shore Course (June 24-28, 2013):  Register below.  This course is 8:30am-4:30pm daily and is a mix of classroom and field based instruction. it occurs at different locations each day. Come prepared to be outdoors. Make registration check payable to:  OPCA, 700 Otter Point Rd, Abingdon, MD  21009.  Checks need to be recieved by June 1, 2013

Eastern Shore Course (August 5-9, 2013):   Taught in partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and NOAA, this Residential 5 day, 4 night course is hosted at CBF's Karen Noonan Education Center in Crocheron, MD.  It is a mix of classroom and field based instruction. Come prepared to be outdoors.  For Information & Click Here to REGISTER    

Questions:  Contact  Coreen Weilminster or 410 260 8744