Teachers participating in a MARE workshop.
Educator Professional Development
Discover MARE: Marine Activities, Resources, and Education
Birch Aquarium at Scripps is the premier Southern California MARE center, providing teachers and schools with science education programs, professional development opportunities, and whole-school Ocean Immersion planning. Developed by the Lawrence Hall of Science, MARE is used in more than 800 elementary and middle schools throughout the United States, Mexico, and Japan, providing challenging professional development base on the most current scientific and educational research. MARE instructors can provide whole-school orientations, help organize an Ocean Week, coach teachers in marine science content, and/or teach day-long single-session habitat workshops that are theme and grade specific. If you would like to introduce MARE to your school, please call the MARE program coordinator at 858-534-8604 or the Birch Aquarium School Programs Coordinator at 858-534-5208.
National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB)
High school teachers—gather your most interested science students and join Birch Aquarium at Scripps for the National Ocean Sciences Bowl competition. Birch Aquarium and Scripps Institution of Oceanography will host the 16th annual La Jolla Grunion Bowl on February 23, 2013. The first place team from our Southern California regional competition will advance to the national competition In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April 18 to 21.
For more information on the competition or advice about how to assemble a team, please visit the aquarium's NOSB page; the Consortium for Ocean Leadership website, nosb.org; or call the aquarium’s NOSB Regional Coordinator at 858-534-5208.
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Dive into an ocean of knowledge! A wide selection of marine science
books and educational tools are available for purchase online from Birch Aquarium’s Bookshop. Remember, teachers always enjoy a 10% discount at the aquarium bookshop!