In-Service Training

Consider the New Bedford Whaling Museum as a site for your next in-service training. Half or full-day session can be designed to suit curricula needs. Contact the Education Department for more information.


Professional Development

Past Workshops are listed below. Upcoming Workshops will be posted on this web page.

Schooling with Whales Workshop
March 5 and 6, 2016

Hours: Saturday from  8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Sunday from noon – 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $50 (Additional $50 charge for 1 graduate credit through Cambridge College)

Taught by Robert Rocha, Director of Education and Science Programs; co-sponsored by Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS).

Whales can be used within many disciplines in a school building to teach several important concepts. This 12-hour workshop will demonstrate ways to use whales and their kin to teach anatomy, food chains, math, geography, reading skills, and taxonomy. You’ll leave with a packet of activities, links to useful websites, and a greater appreciation for cetaceans.

Teachers may choose to earn one graduate credit or 10 PDPs for 10 hours of class time. Credit is optional. PDPs are free and will be granted through MITS.

View the Course Description


Teacher Appreciation Events

The New Bedford Whaling Museum Education Department understands the time and effort it takes for a teacher to organize a field trip. We are appreciative that you choose to bring your students to the New Bedford Whaling Museum and that you place confidence in our ability to meet your curriculum needs. We also know that during those field trips you cannot always enjoy our galleries to the fullest, since your attention is often diverted by multiple responsibilities and student needs. So, as a means of giving you an opportunity to visit our exhibits at your own pace, and to show our gratitude for bringing your class(es) to the Museum, we will be hosting multiple Teacher Appreciation Events over the next year. Please stay tuned for details.
Past event: September 15, 2014  Teachers’ Open House Reception

Last modified: October 5, 2017