Teacher Professional Development
Not offered in 2018

Please check back later for updates about the 2019 institute.

About the Institute

Join us to examine the role that humans have played in the stability and change of Monterey Bay. You'll explore our vibrant, local environment through field investigations. Make conservation issues and action relevant to students through development of a sense of place. Topics may include climate change science; physics, chemistry and biology of the kelp forest; plastic pollution; and sustainable seafood.
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Collaborate with Colleagues
Discover New Teaching Strategies
Engage with Scientists and Experts
Explore Local Field Sites
Go Behind the Scenes at the Aquarium
Incorporate Technology
Integrate Inquiry-Based Curriculum
Support Common Core State Standards
Support Next Generation Science Standards



Eligibility and Requirements:

  • Teams of 9th through 12th grade teachers; interdisciplinary teams encouraged
  • Have an administrator from each school or district complete the Administrator's Letter in support of your team
  • Attend all summer sessions
  • Use the curriculum materials and technology applications with your students
  • Stipend: $50 per day is available upon completion of the program
  • Lodging: Dorm housing and meals will be provided at the Stevenson School in Pebble Beach
  • Credit: Units are available through CSU Monterey Bay

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Beth Callaghan

Meet the Lead Instructor

Beth Callaghan
Senior Education Specialist
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"I hoped to have fun, be inspired by the Aquarium and the bay, and gain new ideas for science content and new strategies to become a better, stronger teacher. I left having met all of those. The modeling provided by staff, and support from other teachers in the institute, was simply amazing."

- Past participant, high school teacher

Educator Programs
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Phone: (831) 648-4862
Fax: (831) 647-4526