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The Fleet Inquiry Institute for Educators

The 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.  


Book a Workshop

The Fleet Inquiry Institute offers educator professional development programs at the Fleet Science Center, off-site at schools and at community events. 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


Teachers Eating Pizza: A Night of Astronomy

Teachers Eating Pizza

Cost: Free with refundable deposit
Date: April 4
Time: 5–8 p.m.
Where: Fleet Science Center

Interested in adding new space science activites to your classroom? Curious about recent and upcoming astronomical events? This afterschool workshop introduces a new hands-on acitivity each month. Workshop participants have access to the 7 p.m. The Sky Tonight planetarium program.

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Schoolyard Citizen Science

Cost: Free with refundable deposit
Date: April 28, 2018
Time: 9 a.m.–Noon
Where: Fleet Science Center

Imagine a San Diego where everyone feels connected to science. The Citizen Science movement empowers scientists and non-scientists to make observations, collect data, analyze results and answer relevant questions about our world. Students and citizen science are a perfect fit, but where should a teacher begin with a citizen science project at their school? This workshop will highlight ongoing citizen science projects and how the citizen science process can be ported to a classroom or schoolyard.




Summer Inquiry Institute 2018

Cost: $55
Dates: June 28-30 or July 10-12
Time: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Where: Fleet Science Center

The Summer Inquiry Institute is a three-day professional learning experience for educators in the San Diego area. Join your fellow teachers and experience inquiry as a learner, examine different approaches to hands-on learning, explore NGSS science and engineering practices (SEPs) through phenomena, engage in full scientific inquiry, and consider ways to include inquiry in your own classroom.







About the Fleet Inquiry Institute

Since its inception in 2002 the Fleet Inquiry Institute has worked with over 14,000 educators 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.



Generously sponsored in part by

Heller Foundation of San Diego