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Welcome to the Aquarium’s New Teacher Website!

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009 2 Comments

Alie LeBeau

Welcome to the Aquarium’s New Teacher Website!
Working at the Aquarium has some nice perks. Like a dive trip to San Miguel Island with HUGE sea hares.  | Perry Hampton

Thank you for visiting our new and improved Teacher website. We are excited to have a place to share ideas, pass along information, and support teachers in their efforts to bring marine science into their classroom.

My name is Alie LeBeau. I am the Teacher and School Resources Coordinator in the education department. I’ve been with the Aquarium since 2004. Before that, I lived on Catalina Island where I worked as an instructor for a marine science camp. My three years on the island made me a little biased for the fish of southern California, and left me with a love for all things kelp. Yup – I admit it… I am an algae nerd!

Prior to working in outdoor education, I was a classroom teacher. I was the elementary science teacher at a small school in North Carolina. That’s where I fell in love with the creative minds of teachers and saw the influence we have as teachers. My first class of 4th graders are now sophomores in college (I see you calculating) and I can only hope they still remember those lessons that got them excited to learn more.

Through this new website we hope to create a forum for teachers to work together, share ideas, and join a community of science educators. If you have ideas for future blogs, lesson plans that you’ve loved, or other suggestions, please let us know.

Stay tuned for our next blog… Learn more about our teacher professional development opportunities for this summer: Boeing Teacher Institute and the Iliff Infectious Enthusiasm Scholarship. Hope to see you back here soon!


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meredith tuberosi

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 09:59 PM

please send me information on the professional development opportunities for this summer.  I am very interested!  I teach for a new marine science magnet school and am looking for all the extra education I can get. thank you!

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Thursday, April 30, 2009 02:59 PM

Thanks for your interest in our professional development opportunities. In fact, this website will be your best resource to learn about our summer teacher programs as well as our workshops throughout the year. On the left hand side of the page there is a link called “Opportunities and Announcements.” Check out our Boeing Teacher Institute. The application is available now!

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