Teacher Professional Development

Bring ocean literacy into your curriculum using Next Generation Science Standards. These free workshops for teachers include lodging, and teachers are eligible for a stipend to assist with travel costs upon completion of the program.


Teacher doing observations at Elkhorn Slough

Coastal Systems Teacher Institute

  • Grades 3–5
  • July 7–12, 2019 (Year 1)
  • Applications open through March 18

Learn how to integrate science, literacy and technology while exploring Monterey Bay's coastal ecosystems and its animals.

Learn more and apply for Year 1

Teacher's exploring a touchpool

Splash Zone Teacher Institute

  • Grades PreK–2
  • July 28–Aug. 2, 2019 (Year 1)
  • Applications open through March 18

Explore coastal habitats and learn to integrate hands-on science, literacy and technology applications during this year-long institute.

Learn more and apply for Year 1