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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 x874 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. 

Upcoming Workshops

Live Educator Workshop

Date TBD

Calling all teachers, after-school providers and informal educators! Join us for Live Educator Workshops via Facebook Live. Tune in for a demonstration given by a Fleet Science Center educator and learn about the Fleet's programs and resources.

Educator Workshop: Brown Bag Innovation 

Thursday, May 12, at 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 15, at 10 a.m.

Can your invention save the day? Join other educators and work together to build an item for a user with specific needs. Using the engineering design process, innovation, teamwork, empathy and resilience, groups can practice valuable skills that help guide them to success. This workshop explores the inquiry process and the excitement of design challenges through an interactive and highly engaging lesson that can be incorporated into your classroom. This workshop will be held at the Fleet Science Center, please enter through the business office.


Summer Inquiry Institute 

June 13–15 CANCELLED

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.


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.



Generously sponsored in part by

Bill Carley

Reuben H. Fleet Foundation Fund Heller Foundation of San Diego