Fort Fisher Teachers

Are you looking for new ways to inspire and engage curious minds? Allow the Aquarium to serve as an educational resource for you and your students. 

  • Explore science, technology, engineering and math through sea turtles.
  • Learn how to bring the beach within reach and into your classroom with Outreach
  • Plan an unforgettable field trip and dive into our educational exhibits and programs.
  • Discover a virtual program to enhance your students' experience.
  • Introduce students to the Aquarium’s animal collection using Encyclopedia of Life Field Guides.
  • Mini-grant opportunities through our Aquarium Scholars program are periodically available.

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Teacher Workshops

Baja Ecology Educators Course

The course will run from June 25-July 3 and will start in Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Participants will make their own way to Loreto and meet the group in-person that evening. 

Early the next morning, we will meet our in-country partners from the Vermilion Sea Institute and drive north up the peninsula. Along the way to our destination we will watch the landscape change, learn some botany, and get to know one another. 

When we make it to our home away from home, the Vermilion Sea Field Station, we will practice snorkeling, learn some fish ID, and explore the bay and its islands. We will encounter blue-footed boobies, sea lions, mangroves, and hopefully see lots of dolphins, sea turtles, whales, and of course whale sharks.  

This course has a heavy focus on conservation and we will be collecting data on whale sharks to add to global conservation efforts.  

Additionally, we will spend some time doing inquiry and talking about how to bring Baja back to your home organization/classroom. We will head to San Diego, where the course ends. You can choose to spend your last night in a hotel before flying out the next day. Flights are made on your own in case you want to stay in California or already live out that way! 

Dates: June 25-July 3, 2022 
Cost: $1750

The cost of the trip covers all lodging in Loreto and Bahia de los Angeles, meals, transportation, and activities/instruction during the course. The course is facilitated by the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher. One hundred CEU credit hours are offered through this course. 

Note: The course cost does not cover airfare to Loreto, Mexico or from San Diego, USA. 

Contact: Gail Lemiec at [email protected] for questions or more information. 

To see what past participants did each day, search #BajaEcoEd on Facebook or Instagram. 

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