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Educator Workshops

Aquatic biology workshop

Coastal and marine education specialist, Dr. Erika Young, has developed an interactive aquatic biology workshop intended for both formal and nonformal educators seeking professional growth, CEU’s, or Criteria II credits for the Environmental Education certification. The workshop aligns with NC state curriculum standards for all grades (K-12).

Key activities include:

  • Marine biology basics, common animals found on the sea shore.
  • Basic aquatic biology sampling and testing.
  • Ocean acidification lesson.
  • Mythbusters of the biology world.
  • Meiofauna (small aquatic invertebrates) sampling and pond water critters collection and identification.

Project WILD, Aquatic WILD, and Flying WILD Criteria I workshops

Frying Pan Tower workshop

NC Sea Grant has an exciting opportunity for educators to travel and participate in a unique workshop at Frying Pan Tower scheduled for June 16-22, 2024 (weather permitting). Located 32 miles off the coast of North Carolina, Frying Pan Tower rises 135′ above the Atlantic Ocean. Originally serving as a lighthouse to ensure the safety of mariners in the Atlantic Ocean, the tower has since transformed into an environmental research and educational facility while also providing shelter to various forms of marine wildlife.

*The pre-application period for the 2024 workshop is now closed