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Teacher Professional Development

Your resource for upcoming workshops and seminars designed by our Education team specifically for teachers!

Coming Soon: River Teachers
Date: July 16th-18th (July 18th optional field trip)
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm ET

The goal of “River Teachers” is to connect educators with local aquatic biodiversity and empower them to nurture generations of environmental stewards!

Participants will gain confidence in teaching about the significance of nearby streams, receive curriculum that pertains to our Ridges to Rivers gallery, and have time to collaborate to develop engaging classroom activities. This program emphasizes hands-on learning experiences and fosters connections between classroom curriculum and real-world environmental issues. Additionally, we will provide opportunities to integrate citizen science initiatives, empowering educators, and students to contribute valuable data while exploring the wonders of their local waterways.


  • Tuesday,  July 16 – Tennessee Aquarium tour and environmental science activities
  • Wednesday, July 17 – Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute (TNACI) tour and a habitat/stream experience  (half day field trip)
  •  Thursday, July 18 – Snorkeling field trip (weather permitting)

Registration opens May 31 at 10:00 am ET and will close once filled.

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Continuing Education (CE) credits: If you need to complete CE hours, please bring the appropriate paperwork for your county.

If you have any questions, please email education@tnaqua.org  with “River Teachers PD” as the subject line.

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