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Teacher Professional Development

Kristin Van Wagner, Education Coordinator for Narragansett Bay NERR (RI) leads a Teeacher on the Estuary training.
Research Reserves offer a variety of resources and opportunities to participate in professional development opportunities.
  • Teachers on the Estuary (TOTE) program is a research and field-based teacher training initiative which highlights our newly launched Estuaries 101 Curriculum for high-school students. The goal of TOTE is to improve teachers’ and students’ understanding of the environment using local examples and to provide resources and experience to support the incorporation of estuary and watershed topics into classroom teaching. The course is also designed to promote stewardship of watersheds and estuaries.
  • Other exciting professional development opportunities for both formal and informal educators. Workshops are offered, all year round, at various reserves ranging from one to five days and offer a combination of classroom and field-based activities.  
Find training opportunities by visiting our calendar of events or by visiting an individual research reserve website.

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Last Updated on: Tuesday, November 13, 2012
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