Teacher resources

The Breazeale / Padilla Bay Interpretive Center is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We are excited to be scheduling on-site education programs for the upcoming school year.

Whether online or in person, we have resources for you. During this transition back to in-person learning, we can offer virtual programs but will focus on welcoming students to our on-site, place-based programs. We offer a variety of teacher workshops. Sign up for our teacher email list to stay informed, or contact us for details and scheduling.

Here you can learn about workshops, download our estuary curriculum, and check out our favorite online resources.

School programs

For the 2023-2024 school year, we would love to work with teachers to provide an on-site or virtual program for your class. Please see our contact information below. This includes programs for pre-kindergarten to college and home-schooled groups. Learn more about bringing your class to Padilla Bay.

Upcoming workshop

Teaching about ocean acidification and climate science for grade 4-8 teachers

June 20-21, 2023 

  • Explore local environmental data and incorporate data into your classroom.
  • Receive the Ocean Sciences Sequence (OSS) curriculum on climate change.
  • Earn 15 STEM Clock Hours (free).
  • Receive a $100 stipend, if you implement the program with your students.

Click here for details and registration information.

If you'd like to hear about future workshops, sign up for our teacher email list.

Questions? Please contact Education Coordinator Susan Wood at 360-428-1066.

Curriculum — The Estuary Guide

We offer teacher guides that can be downloaded for three grade levels: K-3 (Level 1), 4-8 (Level 2), and high school (Level 3). They are intended to complement a visit to Padilla Bay but are also adaptable to other locations, especially in the Pacific Northwest. You can download these guides here:

Great online resources for teaching about estuaries

Teacher email list

Join the teacher email list to be notified about teacher workshops and other events of interest to teachers. We typically offer two to three workshops a year on a variety of topics.