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Upcoming Educator Programs

The Fleet Inquiry Institute for Teachers

Taylor & StephanieThe Fleet Inquiry Institute is the educator professional development arm of the Fleet Science Center’s Education Department.  For additional information about current programs please contact the Fleet Inquiry Institute at (619) 238-1233 x722 or by email.  

Do you want to bring the Inquiry Institute to you? Visit Offsite Programs for Educators page for more information.

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Current Educator Events

Educator Professional Development, STEM in Your BackyardSTEM in Your Backyard

Cost: Free
Date: October 1
Time: 3–4 p.m.
Where: 303 Main Street, Vista, CA 92084, next to the Avo Playhouse

Science Inquiry Starters: The Pleasure of Finding Things Out. Science inquiry is the process of understanding the natural world and formulating explanations based on evidence. Using investigation and observation skills, educators assume the role of the learner and demonstrate the importance of empowering individuals to pursue their own learning.
This educator workshop is a part of Biocom Institute’s monthly STEM in Your Backyard event.



Teachers Eating Pizza: A Night of Astronomy

Cost: Free
Date: First Wednesday of the Month
Time: 5–8 p.m.
Where: Fleet Science Center

Pizza, Pizza, Planets and a star show in our Planetarium—all in one night! Join your fellow teachers for an evening engaging in interdisciplinary astronomy content that can be immediately implemented in your classroom. 



Educators’ Fall Preview 2017

Cost: Free
When: October 3–5
Where: Fleet Science Center

The Fleet Science Center’s educator open house on October 3 is a part of the Educators’ Fall Preview.  Join us for a FREE collaborative experience in Balboa Park designed just for educators! Five different institutions will open their doors over three successive evenings to give educators a chance to discover all the park offers students and teachers. Enjoy complimentary food, drinks, and special giveaways by the host institutions and info tables from numerous neighboring museums. Connect with friends and colleagues and explore cross-curricular learning opportunities with hands-on activities and teaching resources. Register for programs for the 2017–2018 school year. Join us for one night or come to all three!



Book a Workshop:

The Fleet Inquiry Institute offers educator professional development programs at the Fleet Science Center, off-site at schools and at district offices, and at partnering organizations. Programs are offered to groups of 10 or more on any day of the week, including school breaks.

Are you interested in booking a workshop for your team? Please visit Offsite Programs for Educators



About the Fleet Inquiry Institute

Since its inception in 2002 the Fleet Inquiry Institute has worked with over 3000 teachers and 120 pre-service teachers in long-term, on-site and in-classroom professional development programs. We work with community partners to create and implement K-12 grade teacher professional development based on the process of science and learning science through inquiry.