TOTE2015 NicolePringleOur Teachers on the Estuary Trainings (TOTE) get teachers out into nature and into the laboratory to learn engaging instructional activities and the latest scientific findings from our researchers. Photo credit: Nicole Pringle.We offer teacher workshops and professional development opportunities for your campus or group of teachers. We can cater to any grade level or a mixed grade level group, and can work with you to design a relevant, meaningful experience for your teachers. 

We also offer Teachers on the Estuary (TOTE) professional development trainings. TOTE is a research and field-based teacher training initiative of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System. The goal of TOTE is to improve teachers’ and students’ understanding of the environment using local examples and to provide resources and experience to support the integration of estuary and watershed topics into classroom teaching. The program also promotes stewardship of watersheds and estuaries.

Please contact Carolyn Rose at 361-749-3152 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information about Teachers on the Estuary workshops or other professional development opportunities.