About TOTE

Teachers on the Estuary (TOTE) is a teacher training program provided at most of the 29 National Estuarine Research Reserves around the country.

Teachers use TOTE to increase their understanding of estuary science, including climate change, and they learn how to engage students in the investigation of changes in their local environment using data obtained from the Reserve’s monitoring programs.

What TOTE provides

With this program, teachers and students can interact with scientists, find information about local environmental issues, and participate in field trips and community conservation projects.  

TOTE provides:

  • Field-based teacher workshops
  • Learning activities aligned with Next Generation Science Standards and state standards
  • Access to national estuary education resources from the reserve system
  • A supportive learning environment for educators and scientists to work together

TOTE Workshops

TOTE workshops are held during the summer and are free of cost. The focus area of the workshop changes yearly and includes a teacher stipend to be used in the classroom as part of workshop goals.  Space is limited to 15 participants and teachers are accepted on a first-come-first-served basis once the workshop is posted. Workshops are generally offered at the middle and high school levels.

2019 TOTE Workshops

Climate in the Classroom
June  26 & 27, 2019
8:30 am–4:00 pm
Great Bay Discovery Center
Greenland, New Hampshire


Kelle Loughlin
Education Coordinator
(603) 778-0015