Nauticus to Host Free Professional Development Workshop for Teachers

Thanks to grant funds from The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, area Earth Science and Biology teachers can participate in a free professional development workshop at Nauticus on Saturday, January 30. The program, Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration, will take place from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Distributed over a two-year period, the $25,000 grant, has funded a series designed to increase the ocean science literacy of local educators. Each workshop, which uses a curriculum developed by NOAA, is open to all Hampton Roads’ educators. The January 30 workshop will be led by Ocean Exploration Program Facilitator Elizabeth Day-Miller and will include inquiry and standards-based activities tied directly to ocean expeditions.

The day will also feature a tour for all attendees of the National Geographic Real Pirates exhibit located in the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center.

For more information please contact Jennifer Kodolitsch at or (757) 664-1044.

The NOAA Ocean Exploration Program is dedicated to inspiring all people to preserve, protect, and promote America's underwater treasures, our nationwide network of marine sanctuaries.