Teachers and Educators

Attending the Kachemak Bay Science Conference can earn you a college credit (ED A581)

A one-credit professional development course is OPTIONALLY available to teachers and informal educators. Conference participants may register for this option directly at the Kachemak Bay Campus prior to conference or on the first day of the Science Conference at the Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. The cost of this course will be $105.00. See the full course syllabus and KBSC 2018 General Schedule for more information. 

For questions please contact Jessica Shepherd at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Participants will be required to submit a brief written review of some of the presentations as well as completing a final project that outlines how they might apply the new knowledge gained from attending the workshop and conference.

Course Description: Multi-day regional science conference. Designed for those interested in coastal (near-shore, marine, and terrestrial) physical and biological research. Recent research studies and observations in Kachemak Bay and the North Pacific Ocean will be presented along with engaging educational outreach strategies.

Prerequisites: Must be a certificated teacher, classroom educator, home-school parent, marine educator, or someone interested in inspiring and teaching students about local coastal marine research.

 Student Outcomes: Students will:
A. Be able to describe, in writing, regional marine-related research efforts from
abstracts, oral presentations, and posters.
B. Engage with presenters during question and answer periods to clarify their
understanding of research methodology and findings.
C. Synthesize regional research into a lesson plan or other outreach technique that can
be used in the classroom with K-12 students.