Professional Development Opportunities For Educators

Patriots Point believes in providing teachers state-wide the opportunity to access virtual and in-person professional networking and development events aimed at improving cross-curricular instruction and exposure to remote learning technology and opportunities. Check back regularly for updated information on upcoming events.

Steam Connections

For 1st-6th grade elementary educators, this four-part virtual series will connect exhibits, machines and technology onboard the USS Yorktown to key standards including physical science, earth science and math. Each 30-minute program will highlight hands-on activities and resources to use in your classroom. Questions can be directed to [email protected]. Attend all four programs and receive a certificate of completion for a total of two hours.

  • Spinning into Motion: Radial Engine Exhibit - Coming Spring 2022
  • Out of this World: The Apollo 8 Capsule - Coming Spring 2022
  • SOS: Communication, Codes and Waves - February 15th 6-6:30pm
  • Lift What?! Massive Elevators - March 29th 6-6:30pm

2021 - 2022 Educator Science Café Series

Survival: Against the Odds

  • September *22, 2021
  • November 16 and *17, 2021 (November Dates to be Rescheduled Spring 2022)
  • January 25 and *26, 2022
    *Denotes virtual program

What does it take to survive? Mark your calendars to join Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum and the SC Sea Grant Consortium as we delve into the science of survival during the 2021 - 2022 Educator Science Café Series! With a focus on life science, participants will engage with experts about factors impacting survival from the smallest organisms to the entire planet. Each café will provide an opportunity to join in-person or virtual, will address S.C. State Science Standards in a cross-curricular manner, and offer a certificate of completion for 2 hours. Perfect for k12 educators, we strive to make the program applicable to a variety of grade-levels. All cafés (in-person and virtual) will be held from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM. For questions please email [email protected]

2021 - 2022 "Quarantrivia: Test Your S.C. Environmental Knowledge!"

Calling all educators! It’s time to roll out our second season of Quarantrivia – a free, socially-distanced, virtual trivia evening designed to test your knowledge on S.C.’s amazing environmental resources. No matter if you are a formal, nonformal, homeschool, or recent parent-turned-teacher, you are invited to sign up as an individual or team (up to four people) to flex your knowledge against others from across the state. Not only is the evening fun, but as educators you will have the chance to:

  • Network with educators across the state as well as members of the Environmental Education Association of South Carolina and the South Carolina Marine Educators Association
  • Access trivia questions for use with your students
  • Learn how trivia topics are aligned with S.C. State Science Standards, including life science, physical science, Earth science and chemistry
  • Contribute trivia questions for use in future competitions!

2021 – 2022 Quarantrivia Schedule
All events are held virtually via Zoom from 7:00 – 8:30 PM:

  • October 19, 2021: A “Howlin” Good Time (Registration opens October 1)
  • February 8, 2022 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM (registration opens January 8, 2022)
  • April 19, 2022 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM (registration opens March 15, 2022)

This event is co-coordinated by the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium and Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum with support from the Environmental Education Association of South Carolina and the South Carolina Marine Educators Association. Questions can be sent to Hannah Giddens at [email protected]

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COVID-19 Notice

Due to health safety measures related to COVID-19, structured, in-person education programs have been suspended. Please consider booking a guided or self-guided tour for your group.

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COVID-19 Notice

Due to health safety measures related to COVID-19, our overnight camping program has been suspended. Please consider joining our exclusive list to be among the first to learn when the program relaunches.

Interested in booking a day group visit to see our museum? Discounted rates for 10+ people.

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