Shedd Aquarium Teacher PD


Welcome Teachers to Shedd Aquarium’s professional development badging program.  This program will explore topics surrounding Great Lakes science along with ideas for classroom connections and opportunities to share with other teachers.

What’s the purpose of this program?
The goal of this program is to offer a flexible, interactive professional development opportunity that brings together a community of teachers.

Teachers who complete this badging program will . . .

  • enhance their competence in teaching about the environment and science, integrating 21st century skills into their lessons
  • be engaged through curiosity, investigation and problem solving
  • gain access to unique Shedd resources and expertise
  • actively participate in an online community sharing and learning with other teachers
  • uncover relevant connections to their practice and the natural world

What would I do in this program?
In this program you will complete missions,  which are mini lessons and activities surrounding a topic.  To achieve the Great Lakes Science certified badge you will complete a series of missions in three categories: environmental literacy, science literacy and 21st century skills.  Click the ‘Badges’ link at the top of this page to get started!

Need Support?
If you have questions, please visit ‘FAQs’ by clicking the link located at the top of this page.

If you need technical or logistical support please contact

Project partially funded by the USDA Forest Service, Eastern Region