VATIDES for Teachers-in-Training


Led by education specialists from CBNERR-VA and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science Marine Advisory Program, Virginia Teachers Innovating and Designing Experiential Science (or VATIDES), provides teachers-in-training with instruction on planning and leading meaningful watershed educational experiences (MWEEs).


  • The VATIDES program shows pre-service teachers in Virginia how to lead their students in MWEEs.

  • Each MWEE consists of an outdoor science investigation and a follow-up action project, and can be used to teach many concepts in biology, chemistry, and physics classes.

  • By training pre-service teachers, the VATIDES program ensures teachers are equipped to lead meaningful science lessons for their students.

Check out the full article on this VA SeaGrant page!