NOAA Teacher Workshop

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Saturday April 1

12:30 PM  –  4:30 PM

Educators of grades 6-12 are invited to join a NOAA Ocean Exploration facilitator on Saturday, April 1st from 12:30pm – 4:30pm at The South Carolina Aquarium for a half-day, in-person professional development workshop. Together we’ll explore the wonder of cold seeps - investigating what are cold seeps, how and where they form, and how they support biologically diverse communities in the absence of sunlight.

This fun-filled, half-day workshop will include:

  • A brief video introduction to the geology and biology of cold seeps
  • Demonstrations of two student investigations (1 MS, 1 HS) designed to guide student sensemaking of cold seep phenomena
  • Reflection and discussion with peer educators
  • A guided tour of associated free, online educational resources available from NOAA Ocean Exploration and the Deep Ocean Education Project website

Registration is REQUIRED and space is LIMITED. There is a deposit of $25 that will be reimbursed upon participation. Refunds are not available after 3/25/23. Registered educators will receive a collection of classroom-ready resources to bring cold seeps alive in their classrooms including student investigations, videos, and fact sheets. Additionally, educators that attend the full half-day, in-person workshop will receive a supply kit with materials to teach the lessons, a NOAA Ocean Exploration Certificate of Participation, and a $75 stipend.

This NOAA Ocean Exploration professional development for educators is offered in partnership with the South Carolina Aquarium and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.


Completion of this registration form will:

  1. Opt you in to the NOAA Ocean Exploration Education Newsletter, which offers information about education-related activities, resources, and upcoming events; and,
  2. Provide NOAA Ocean Exploration with media permission to use images and/or video content from this event for communications purposes. If you choose to not provide media permission, please let us know via email at

Please contact Dakotah Tanczuk at or 843-579-8605 with any questions.