Teacher Training Workshops

Throughout the year, Seacoast Science Center—often in partnership with other institutions—offers professional learning opportunities for teachers. These workshops include both outdoor in-the-field and indoor learning, as well as the opportunity to connect and network with other educators from across the region. 

Teachers will come away with direct experience, hands-on work, and the satisfaction of contributing to community science through the projects they work on. In addition, they will also receive curriculum resources they can use in their classrooms!

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2024 NHEE Conference & Annual Meeting

Please note that $55 scholarships are available on a first-come first-served basis.

New Hampshire Environmental Educators (NHEE) will hold their Conference & Annual Meeting at Seacoast Science Center this year. The theme is Expanding Expertise. Check out the inspiring workshops for NHEE’s Spring Conference and register today

2024 Conference Schedule:

NHEE Annual Meeting at SSC on March 199:00-9:30 Registration, coffee, networking

9:30-9:45 Welcome

9:45-11:00 Keynote Panel  Discussion

11:15-12:30 Morning Workshop

12:30-1:30 Lunch Discussion Groups

1:30-2:00 Annual Meeting and Awards

2:15-3:30 Afternoon Workshops

3:45-4:00 Closing

Keynote Panel Discussion: 

Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Policy, Amy Villamagna, will moderate a discussion about how incorporating different areas of expertise can create better environmental education experiences for participants. Panelists have expertise in using community science and students, occupational therapy, climate and energy education, and outdoor learning.

Click here to learn more about the moderator and panelists.

View more information, including morning and afternoon workshop descriptions, pricing and how to register on the NHEE website

NHEE is a network of individuals and organizations working to inspire connection to our natural world by supporting high quality environmental education and advancing environmental literacy.

2-Part Climate Change Professional Development Workshop

Teachers—join NH Sea Grant Extension and Seacoast Science Center for a 4-hr Climate Change Professional Development. This is a two-part program at Seacoast Science Center on Wednesday, March 20th (4-6pm) AND Saturday, March 23rd (10am-12pm).

On Wednesday, we’ll focus on local climate change impacts and mitigation and adaptation strategies.

On Saturday, we’ll explore hands-on climate related investigations. 

Participants will leave with teaching resources, access to NH Sea Grant Extension support, and a $300 stipend.

Questions? Please contact Gracie Ballou at Gracie.Ballou@unh.edu.

Educator Workshop: Models, Food Webs and a Warming Gulf of Maine

Explore lessons and tools to help middle school students understand the impacts of ocean warming on the marine food web.

How do scientists use models to understand what is happening in an ecosystem? How is the marine food web changing as a result of warming ocean waters in the Gulf of Maine? This curriculum from the Gulf of Maine Research Institute asks students to explore some of the potential impacts and consequences that climate change, and specifically warming oceans, will have on marine ecosystems. As the answers to these questions are not fully understood, this curriculum has students using scientific modeling and data analysis to explore ideas, connections, and potential outcomes of a changing climate.

This hands-on workshop hosted at the Seacoast Science Center will help prepare educators to use tools and activities from the Models, Food Webs and a Warming Gulf of Maine curriculum module in their settings. Come look at data, engage in a modeling game and explore emerging research about changes in the Gulf of Maine.

A light dinner and mileage reimbursement will be provided. A $50 stipend is available for classroom teachers participating in the workshop.

Can’t wait for the workshop? Start exploring the lessons here: Models, Food Webs and a Warming Gulf of Maine.

Seacoast Science Center will be CLOSED today: Friday, April 5, 2024. Our utilities are currently down and need to get repaired before we are able to open for visitors. Thank you for your understanding. 

CLOSED today.

Seacoast Science Center is closed today due to inclement weather.