Teacher Workshops

August 4th Field Day– Lake Superior and Hunting Down Invaders with Environmental DNA

Learn the newest methods researchers are using to find and prevent the next invasive species spread. Join Eric Larson, visiting ecologist from Shedd Aquarium and the University of Notre Dame, in the field to collect Environmental DNA (eDNA) samples on the hunt for invasive crayfish.  Work alongside local researchers focused on how invasive species are affecting the Great Lakes.  Dive deeper into curriculum kits on native food webs, invasive species in Lake Superior and more.  Practice tools to use with students of all ages in outdoor field settings.   6.5 CUEs available! Please bring your own lunch.

Time: 9am – 4pm

Location: 8:45am check-in at Great Lakes Aquarium, 353 Harbor Drive; Duluth MN 55802


Register online here or contact Samantha Smingler: ssmingler@glaquarium.org or (218) 740-2027.

 2015-2016 Upcoming workshops:

September 19th  - Field Day – National Estuary Day! – Join Deanna Erickson and LS NEER research staff to discover what makes our Estuaries so unique – we will head to Pokegama Bay to participate in a Living Lab! Topics will include water quality data, wild rice restoration projects, Lake Superior weather, and more, with tools for  meaningful classroom applications.

October 24th – NOAA Workshop – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Why Do We Explore? Great Lakes Aquarium will host NOAA Professional Development team to share their curriculum collection developed have students become engaged in real time with voyages and discoveries of the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer.  Participants will learn how to their lessons and online resources that guide classroom inquiry into important reasons for ocean exploration including Climate Change, Energy, Ocean Health and Human Health.  This Part One of a two-part series – part two will be offered later in the school year.

Registration will open in September!



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Science Institute Teacher Resources (presentations, lesson plans, kits):


All materials available in the Teacher Resource Center. View a list here. 

2012-2013 The Story After the Storm!

Presentation VIDEOS

All materials available in the Teacher Resource Center. View a list here. 

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