Educator Workshops

Alaska Marine Mammals:

Exploring hands-on learning and STEAM resources

Two people look up at a suspended bowhead whale skeleton.


Teacher Workshop

April 21-30, 2022
  • April 21, 26, & 28: 4-6:30pm on Zoom
  • April 30: 9am-5:30pm at UA Museum of the North

Engage in K-12 hands-on activities in science, art, and more.

Learn about marine mammals, current research, and cultural connections.

Discover ways to use museum objects and specimens in your classroom.

Interact with scientists, artists, and educators.


FREE Workshop

UAA Credit Available (optional)

1-credit professional development. Fees apply.

Register online here..
Register by April 14, 2022.


Note: This workshop is designed for local area educators in K-12 school settings (i.e. classroom teachers and after school professionals). Homeschool parents/educators, visit for resources & stay tuned for future opportunities.

This work is supported by the North Pacific Research Board, project number 1913-90.

UAF Image by JR Ancheta.


Past Workshops


Engineering on Ice: Sea Ice Science & STEAM lessons

View of sea ice from above. An airplane wing is visible in the upper left.Teacher Workshop
  • Engage in hands-on activities and bring science into your classroom.
  • Discover the Engineering Design Process and incorporate STEAM (Science Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) into your lessons.
  • Learn about sea ice, current research, and how to use data in classes.
  • Interact with scientists and educators.
  • Take away materials for your classroom.

May 11 & 13, 2017

Utqiagvik (Barrow)
March 31-April 1, 2017

Image by E.Padilla

Hands-on items for Ice Drifter workshop, including duct tape, thermometers, and silver cans.A child stands at a table doing a hands-on activity about sea ice, while an adult sits behind the table.       

Ice Tracker Project Site:

This work is supported by the Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management through the University of Alaska Coastal Marine Institute award number M14AC00019.