A program of the Lawrence Hall of Science that seeks to increase ocean literacy through informal and formal education initiatives
Marine Activities, Resources & Education

MARE Summer Leadership Institute

Any Ocean Immersion event needs leaders and coordination. MARE offers the perfect opportunity for teachers to become their school site leaders with the MARE Summer Leadership Institute, showcasing ocean sciences content, hands-on investigations and skills that help coordinate MARE in schools.

Help your school/district improve its overall science instruction and learn to coordinate the implementation of the MARE Program. In this week-long institute, participants will deepen their understanding of inquiry-based science pedagogy, discover how to lead effective field experiences for students, and learn to build comprehension and science content through reading and addressing the needs of English learners. Daily instruction includes an array of ocean sciences content, field trips and hands-on investigations from the MARE Curriculum and the new, NOAA-funded Ocean Sciences Curriculum Sequence for Grades 3-5. The Institute is intended for classroom teachers, science resource teachers, literacy specialists, bilingual teachers, informal educators, curriculum leaders, professional developers, and school administrators.

Participants will gain skills to help their school or district improve its overall science curriculum and instruction.

Please contact us for information on tailoring the Institute for your school or district, or other professional development opportunities.

“This was an awesome institute—well planned, organized, fun, exhausting…Not to mention informative, exciting and stimulating. I am really excited to get started!”
—Teacher, Olive Elem. School, Vista, CA