Enhance your knowledge of Earth system science and earn free graduate credit through AMS Education’s teacher professional development programs. Over 20,000 teachers have boosted their STEM curriculum and impacted millions of students across the nation through these initiatives!
On-site professional development workshops all-expenses-paid and are offered each summer for a hands-on learning experience in Earth science. One workshop is a two-week on-site experience; another one is a full week on-site with online components.
Join fellow science teachers from across the country in Kansas City, Missouri, at NOAA’s National Weather Service Training Center (NWSTC) and learn from experts in meteorology and the atmospheric sciences, while gaining valuable field experience. Travel, lodging, meals and all materials are provided for the one-week, on-site portion. Participants are required to complete online course components prior to the on-site portion using a course management system.
Explore the physical foundations of oceanography at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and gain hands-on experience in oceanographic research through a daylong excursion on the Chesapeake Bay. Travel, lodging, meals and all materials are provided.
Learn weather, ocean, or climate fundamentals through online courses emphasizing the study of Earth system science as it happens and discover ways to instill the excitement of real-world information across your science curriculum.
Designed to train teachers to promote the teaching of STEM concepts through weather, this course focuses on the atmospheric environment, its interaction with other components of the Earth system and the implications of those interactions on humankind.
This STEM course explores the ocean in the Earth system. Participants will study the flow of water and energy into and out of the ocean and the internal properties and dynamics of the ocean system. This includes interactions between the ocean and the hydrosphere, atmosphere, lithosphere, biosphere and society.
This STEM course undertakes a systematic study of climate, climate variability, and climate change. Participants will come to understand spatial variations in climate as it responds to mechanisms internal and external to the Earth system.