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Professional Development Resources

For Ocean Science Educators

Educator workshops are offered during the summer and throughout the year. Ranging in length from an hour to one day or up to a week; some carry graduate credit. All workshops provide teaching resources and the practical application of current marine science to the classroom setting.  

Workshops combining scientific updates with standards-correlated teaching resources are offered periodically throughout the year. Topics have included: Sea Turtles; Oyster Reefs; Blue Crabs; Sharks; Benthic Communities; Biological Invaders; Atlantic Sturgeon; and Ocean Observing Systems.

Special topics graduate course (MS-548) provides laboratory and field studies led by VIMS faculty and staff via the College of William and Mary School of Marine Science. Past courses have included: Experimental Design for in the Marine Laboratory; Environmental Issues in Virginia; Fisheries Science & Management; Application of Molecular Markers in Marine Science.

Conference workshops and presentations by the Education Team offer a quick update on the latest resources and methods in marine education.

Nationwide Opportunities
Bridge logoCheck out the 07-Dec-2012elopment opportunities for educators.07-Dec-2012strong>For Culinary Arts Educators and Professionals:
Seafood Education

An annual Chefs' Seafood Symposium, co-sponsored by the Virginia Chefs Association is conducted each October during Virginia Seafood month. This event combines fisheries science updates that are relevant to seafood issues with cooking demonstrations by local and nationally known chefs. It offers recertification credit from the American Culinary Federation and is open to chefs, educators, students, and others involved in the culinary field.

For other seafood resources and information, including culinary education, contact Vicki Clark.

Virginia Sea Grant • Virginia Institute of Marine Science
P.O. Box 1346 • Gloucester Point, VA 23062 • 804-684-7164 • 804-684-7161 (fax)