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Educator Workshops

The Fleet Inquiry Institute is the educator professional development arm of the Fleet Science Center’s Education Department.  For additional information about current workshops 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 workshops at the Fleet Science Center, at schools and district offices and at community events. Workshops are offered any day of the week, including school breaks. Are you interested in booking a workshop for your team? Contact us by e-mail or visit the Educator Workshop Catalog for more information. 

Summer Inquiry Institute 2020

DatesJune 10-12 OR June 15-17   POSTPONED- please contact us for more information at educatorPD@rhfleet.org if interested
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.

Graduate-level credit (1) is available through University of San Diego for an additional fee. Educators must first register through the link below and then separately register for graduate-level credit through USD. When registering for both, educators can choose from two sessions: June 10-12 or June 15-17.




Teaching Neuroscience: A Workshop with Backyard Brains

DatesJuly 11  POSTPONED- please contact us for more information at educatorPD@rhfleet.org if interested
Time: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Where: Fleet Science Center
Grades: 6-12 Grade Teachers

Thinking about including human physiology and 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 third module of a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-supported Project-Based Neuroscience curriculum from Backyard Brains (BYB).




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.



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Bill Carley

Reuben H. Fleet Foundation Fund Heller Foundation of San Diego


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