Professional Development

SCDNR working with sea turtles Students investigating area of tidal zone beach Educators learn aboard the Discovery

Teacher Workshops

Salt Marsh STEAM

(Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math)
Workshops are held each summer, for information about upcoming workshops please contact:
A workshop designed to capture the science of the salt marsh through art and literature. To check out previous STEAM workshops view our Storify webpage.

Seeds to Shoreline

The Carolina Coastal Discovery participates in the annual Seeds to Shoreline professional development workshop in partnership with SC Sea Grant Consortium, SCORE and Clemson Extension. The workshop is free and is designed to introduce educators to the importance of the estuary and salt marsh ecosystems. For more information visit the Seeds to Shoreline Teacher Workshops or contact

Discovery Cruise for Educators

Welcome Aboard!! Schedule a cruise for your staff today. K-12 teachers are invited to join the CCD Program for an adventure cruise introducing estuaries as living classrooms and laboratories. Participating educators will discuss ways to incorporate estuarine ecology into curriculum and how learning about natural resources meets state and national standards. Opportunities are available for teachers of all subject matter.

Field Experience for Teachers

Get out of the classroom and into the field! SCDNR and the ACE Basin NERR offer a variety of field experience opportunities for k-12 educators teaching in SC’s coastal counties. Field Experience for Teachers is based on the national program NOAA Teachers at Sea. Teachers participating in the program are paired with a group of scientist for field excursions ranging from single day trips to week long cruises. Contact for more information.

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