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The Fleet Inquiry Institute for Educators

The Fleet Inquiry Institute is the educator professional development arm of the Fleet Science Center’s Education Department.  For additional information about current programs please contact the Fleet Inquiry Institute at (619) 238-1233 x722 or by email.  
 

 

Book a Workshop

The Fleet Inquiry Institute offers educator professional development programs at the Fleet Science Center, off-site at schools and at community events. Programs are offered to groups of 10 or more on any day of the week, including school breaks. Are you interested in booking a workshop for your team? Please visit Offsite Programs for Educators

 
 
 
 

Schoolyard Citizen Science

Cost: Free with refundable deposit
Date: April 28, 2018
Time: 9 a.m.–Noon
Where: Fleet Science Center

Imagine a San Diego where everyone feels connected to science. The Citizen Science movement empowers scientists and non-scientists to make observations, collect data, analyze results and answer relevant questions about our world. Students and citizen science are a perfect fit, but where should a teacher begin with a citizen science project at their school? This workshop will highlight ongoing citizen science projects and how the citizen science process can be ported to a classroom or schoolyard.

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Teachers Eating Pizza: A Night of Astronomy - FULL

Cost: Free with refundable deposit
Date: May 2
Time: 5–8 p.m.
Where: Fleet Science Center

Interested in adding new space science activites to your classroom? Curious about recent and upcoming astronomical events? This afterschool workshop introduces a new hands-on acitivity each month. Workshop participants have access to the 7 p.m. The Sky Tonight planetarium program.

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Bamboo'zled: Pandas, Technology and Conservation

Cost: Free with refundable deposit
Date: May 6, 2018
Time: 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Where: Fleet Science Center

You are invited to an educator workshop on conservation and technology followed by a complimentary showing of the Fleet Science Center's newest film, Pandas.

A panda's diet consists almost entirely of bamboo, a grass with so little nutritional value that pandas must consume between 25 - 80 pounds of it each day. Between its poor diet, poaching and habitat loss, how can we modify our conservation efforts to help an animal that would otherwise be threatened by extinction?

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Suds and Science: Messages from Space

Cost: $5 - Food and drinks available for purchase
Date: May 14
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Where: Mangia Italiano, 248 Third Avenue, Chula Vista

Educators are invited to arrive at 5:30 p.m. to May’s Suds and Science program for an interactive demonstration on spectral analysis, a method used to better understand the composition of exoplanet atmospheres and a helpful way to hit on High School NGSS.

At 6:30 p.m., Dr. Shelley Wright, Assistant Professor of Physics at UCSD, will discuss her work using infrared light to detect messages from other worlds. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

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Teachers Eating Pizza: A Night of Astronomy

Cost: Free with refundable deposit
Date: June 6
Time: 5–8 p.m.
Where: Fleet Science Center

Interested in adding new space science activites to your classroom? Curious about recent and upcoming astronomical events? This afterschool workshop introduces a new hands-on acitivity each month. Workshop participants have access to the 7 p.m. The Sky Tonight planetarium program.

Click below for more information about monthly themes. 

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Summer Inquiry Institute - June 2018

Cost: $55
Dates: June 28-30
Time: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Where: Fleet Science Center

The Summer Inquiry Institute is a three-day professional learning experience for educators in the San Diego area. Join your fellow teachers and experience inquiry as a learner, examine different approaches to hands-on learning, explore NGSS science and engineering practices (SEPs) through phenomena, engage in full scientific inquiry, and consider ways to include inquiry in your own classroom.

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Summer Inquiry Institute - July 2018

Cost: $55
Dates: July 10-12
Time: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Where: Fleet Science Center

The Summer Inquiry Institute is a three-day professional learning experience for educators in the San Diego area. Join your fellow teachers and experience inquiry as a learner, examine different approaches to hands-on learning, explore NGSS science and engineering practices (SEPs) through phenomena, engage in full scientific inquiry, and consider ways to include inquiry in your own classroom.

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Teaching Neuroscience: A Backyard Brains Workshop

Cost: Free with refundable deposit
Date: July 21
Time: 8:30–3:30 p.m.
Where: Fleet Science Center

Thinking about including Neuroscience in your current life science, biology, anatomy and physiology, or AP biology course? Or perhaps you are thinking about starting a stand-alone Neuroscience course? Whichever it is, please join us for an all-day workshop featuring the unveiling of the first module of a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-supported Project Based Neuroscience curriculum from Backyard Brains (BYB).

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About the Fleet Inquiry Institute

Since its inception in 2002 the Fleet Inquiry Institute has worked with over 14,000 educators in long-term, on-site and in-classroom professional development programs. We work with community partners to create and implement K-12 grade teacher professional development based on the process of science and learning science through inquiry.

 

 


Generously sponsored in part by

Heller Foundation of San Diego