Educator Workshops at ASU BIOS

June 18 - 22, 2024

This Educator Workshop offers pre-service, middle and high school teachers, curriculum specialists, administrators, and informal educators the opportunity to learn how to plan and execute future educational field study courses for their students at ASU BIOS. Up to 12 participants will take part in this educational workshop and explore themes for potential future visiting groups such as:

  • An introduction to technology that is utilized by our scientists to study the ocean (e.g. Slocum gliders)
  • Lab and field activities centered on the tools and techniques of oceanography and marine science (e.g. coral reef snorkel)
  • Island ecology and restoration (e.g. Nonsuch Island)
  • Bermuda and its close ties to U.S. history (e.g. St. George’s)
  • Historic scientific exploration in Bermuda (e.g. William Beebe)

During the 4-night, 5-day workshop, attendees will be provided with an overview of local attractions and the way in which these can be integrated into future educational experiences for students. Participants will explore Whalebone Bay, Cooper’s Island, and Fort St. Catherine, and highlights such as Nonsuch Island, the beautiful North Rock, the city of Hamilton, and the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo. Participants will get to know local Bermudian terminology, get a unique perspective on the historic town of St George’s, and learn more about the geography of Bermuda.

Participants are welcome to stay extra nights after the course for the nightly rate, plus any required meals and can contact Alex Merkle to book additional nights.

The application deadline for this workshop is April 19, 2024, and all applicants will be notified by April 30. The tuition fee is due by May 3, 2024.

Enrollment for this educational workshop is limited to 12 participants, tuition fee is $1,500.

The 2024 Educator Training Workshop application form can be found here

Scouting Trip

A Visiting Groups scouting trip is a preliminary visit to our campus and various pre-planned locations with the purpose of gathering information and assessing its suitability for a specific purpose or activity. During a scouting trip, participants will observe already existing courses, collect data, take notes, and make logistical assessments to ensure that the site meets their requirements and to plan for future activities alongside ASU BIOS Education and Reservations staff. The base cost of a scouting trip is $210 per person/night plus any additional activities scheduled in coordination with ASU BIOS Education. To book a scouting trip please email