Teacher Workshops

MinnAqua Fishing: Get in the Habitat!

& Project WET Educator Workshop

 July 30-31, 2014

Day 1: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm         Day 2: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Investigating Wetlands
Location: Great Lakes Aquarium

353 Harbor Drive

Duluth, MN 55802


This indoor/outdoor workshop is designed for formal and non-formal educators, scout leaders, university personnel, 4-H leaders, camp instructors and all leaders who want to engage youth in their local environment through aquatic resources education and angling activities. Graduate credit is available through Hamline University.

All Participants Receive:

  • Project WET 2.0 Guide
  • MinnAqua Leader’s Guide CD
  • Access to Project WET and MinnAqua Program on-line resources
  • Certificate for 12 continuing education credits
  • Posters and other materials


Registration Deadline: July 23, 2014

Cost: $50.00

Fee includes curriculum materials listed above, coffee and snacks both days and lunch on July 31.  Option to purchase lunch for July 30 for $10 available when registering on-line.  Bring layered clothing, water bottle, and your enthusiasm!

Discounted lodging available at the Radisson under the group name ” Great Lakes Aquarium”.  Call 218.727.8981 to make a reservation by July 18, 2014.

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Questions?  Call Samantha Smingler at 218.740.2027 or email ssmingler@glaquarium.org

Science Institute for Educators 

2014-2015 Dates Coming Soon!

Each free 2-hour workshop features:

  • A 45-minute presentation by a local scientist about the Lake Superior watershed
  • Lesson plans and activities related to scientific presentations (aligned with MN Academic Standards)
  • Access to free teaching kits that can be checked out from Great Lakes Aquarium
  • 2 CEUs

Ready to sign up?

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

SIE Partners and Sponsors Logos

Visit our partners online: Minnesota Sea Grant, Minnesota DNR MinnAqua ProgramWolf Ridge ELCMinnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program

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


Real Stories in Research: Lake Superior Edition Coming soon!

2012-2013 The Story After the Storm!

Presentation VIDEOS

Downloadable LESSON PLANS



Download lesson plans, background information, images and worksheets from the 2011 season here.

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