Teacher Resources and Workshops

Resources for use at the Seattle Aquarium

School programs at the Seattle Aquarium

Orientation video
Seattle Aquarium scavenger hunt
Exploration notebook, grades 3–6
Seattle Aquarium workbook, grades 4–6. Request free workbooks and pencils when registering. Available in English and Spanish.

Science Standards

All programs are aligned with the Washington State Science EALRs and Ocean Literacy Principles. For information about standards specific to each program, please click here for classroom program standards.



Resources for self-guided field trips to the beach

Chaperone guide for the beach (NEW)
Species identification guides (NEW)
Explore our Puget Sound beaches
Eelgrass or kelp forest (NEW)
Tide pool animals (NEW)
If you are a classroom teacher and have taken your class to the beach within the past school year, please click here to fill out a short survey.



Resources for use in your classroom

Puget Sound orca information
Solar power at the Seattle Aquarium
In partnership with Seattle City Light, the Seattle Aquarium installed a 49-kilowatt-hour photovoltaic array on the roof of Pier 59. The array generates electricity for Seattle City Light’s second Community Solar project. To view live readings of how much power the Community Solar project is generating at the Seattle Aquarium and to learn more about solar power, click here.

Interested in curriculum and activities? Developed and managed by Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF), Solar 4R Schools provides schools nationwide with hands-on teaching tools such as science kits, lesson plans and photovoltaic solar arrays so students can learn about solar, wind and other renewable energy technologies.

Check out our Sustainability page to see the Seattle Aquarium’s other green practices.

Teacher Professional Development

We work to provide workshops that connect teachers with scientists and the most up-to-date research. Please check back periodically for updates and new workshops.


Teacher Workshop
How Do We Explore?
Professional Development—Part Two



For Educators of grades 5–12

Saturday, October 18, 2014
8am–4pm at the Seattle Aquarium
Seven clock hours available
Light breakfast, lunch and $50 stipend provided
$25 refundable deposit required

View workshop flyer
Click here to register


General information

Education E-newsletter

If you would like to sign up for our quarterly education e-newsletter to receive more information about programs for you and your students, let us know at education@seattleaquarium.org.


Seattle Aquarium 2014–2015 School Program Guide


Contact us at education@seattleaquarium.org with questions.