Welcome to the Narragansett Bay Research Reserve's page dedicated to professional teacher development workshops known as"Teachers on the Estuary" or TOTE.
The 2012 TOTE Teachers & NBNERR staff gather for a photo on their last day of TOTE.
The goal of TOTE is to improve teachers' and students' understanding of the environment using local examples and to provide resources and experience to support the incorporation of estuary and watershed topics into classroom teaching. The course is also designed to promote stewardship of watersheds and estuaries.
Features of TOTE:
- Work with local scientists and experienced coastal educators.
- Explore coastal habitats and carry out field studies.
- Learn how to use real data and guide student investigations.
- Try out Estuaries 101, a new, web-based curriculum for middle and high school teachers.