Explore the California Current Ecosystem

CCE Teacher Professional Development

We had a wonderful time learning about research happening off the coast of Southern California.  Check back in winter 2020 for information about our next workshop.

May 4, 2019: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Join Birch Aquarium educators and Scripps Institution of Oceanography scientists for a full-day professional development workshop as we explore the California Current Ecosystem. Using hands-on lessons, examine how plastic ends up in our oceans, how it interacts with organisms and ocean currents, and evaluate current solutions all while discovering ways to implement NGSS in your classroom.  This workshop is aligned with NGSS standards in grades 6-8. In addition to classroom lessons, teachers receive continental breakfast and lunch.

Teachers who successfully complete the workshop will receive a $100 stipend. Unfortunately, employees of UCSD and UCSD Extension are not eligible for a stipend.

When is the workshop?

May 4, 2019. The workshop will begin at 8:30 a.m. with light breakfast during check-in. The first session will begin promptly at 9 a.m. The workshop will conclude at 4 p.m.  Lunch is provided.

Where will the workshop take place?

The workshop will take place at Birch Aquarium.


The registration fee is refundable upon successful completion of the workshop.
Registration Fee: $15


Please contact Cari Paulenich at cpaulenich@ucsd.edu or 858-822-1810.

Funding for this workshop is provided by the California Current Ecosystem Long Term Ecological Research site, a National Science Foundation (NSF) supported project.