Tropical Ecology Institute

Tropical Ecology Institute

Experience several tropical habitats, including coral reefs, mangrove swamps, and rain forests at a Belizean school


Ecuador Ecology & Culture Institute

Ecuador Ecology & Culture Institute

Explore Ecuadorian ecosystems, from the high altiplano to the Pacific coast, and learn about the animals and people who live in these places


Yellowstone Ecology Institute

Yellowstone Ecology Institute

The Yellowstone Institute is part of the Museum’s Educators of Excellence Program, which strives to provide exceptional educators with staff development opportunities that transform the way they view and teach natural sciences.


Yellowstone in Winter

Yellowstone in Winter

Snow blankets the landscape, steam fills the air in the geyser basins and wildlife struggles for survival. Yellowstone in the winter is a truly unique experience.


Amazon Rainforest Workshop

Amazon Rainforest Workshop

From July 5—14, 2011, a group of travelers headed to the Amazon Rainforest in northern Peru to learn about this unique ecosystem, and to assist Dr. Meg Lowman with ongoing research on canopy insects and plants using the world’s longest canopy walkway.


Deepwater Canyons: Pathways to the Abyss

Deepwater Canyons: Pathways to the Abyss

Explore deep-sea coral habitats, new methane seep communities, sandy/muddy seafloor, rugged canyon walls, and a variety of shipwrecks in the Baltimore and Norfolk canyons on the seafloor of the Atlantic Ocean.


Life on the Edge: Extreme Corals

Life on the Edge: Extreme Corals

Explore the myriad of features found on acoustic seafloor maps from the Gulf of Mexico to northern Florida east of Jacksonville.


Marine Mammal Institute

Marine Mammal Institute

Learn about the effects of climate change on marine mammals along the eastern seaboard of North Carolina and New England.


Arctic Expedition

Arctic Expedition

Former Museum Coordinator of Teacher Education Mike Dunn and videographer Art Howard joined the crew of the Icebreaker Kapitan Dranitsyn on their fifth scientific cruise to the Arctic Ocean as part of the NABOS K-12 Teacher Summer School. The Summer School provided a unique opportunity for participants to learn about the Arctic from leading scientists and educators and to experience arctic exploration as they observed and participated in some of the high-latitude arctic climate change research under the guidance of experienced polar researchers.