Harbor Scholars Professional Learning Workshop

Engage your students in solving real environmental problems in the Chesapeake Bay watershed through hands-on, outdoor science investigations. 

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What is Harbor Scholars?

Harbor Scholars is an exciting professional development opportunity for 5th grade science teachers in Baltimore City. Participants will learn how to deliver effective Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs), in which students investigate and take action on a real local environmental issue. 

Over the course of the year-long Harbor Scholars program, participating teachers will: 

  • Attend a hands-on summer workshop at the TU Center for STEM Excellence 
  • Participate in inquiry-based outdoor science investigations
  • Connect with scientists working on Chesapeake Bay issues
  • Bring students on a free field trip to the SciTech Student Learning Lab
  • Collaborate with other 5th grade science teachers
  • Explore meaningful action projects specific to Baltimore City

Teachers who complete the program will be eligible to receive a stipend and/or CPD and AU credit. Participants are also eligible for action project funding and supplies. 

Who can participate?

The program is open to all 5th grade teachers in Baltimore City Public Schools (including charter schools).  


Applications will open in early spring, 2020. Sign up for our email list here.