Teacher workshops are aimed at upgrading the proficiency of classroom teachers at all levels by the introduction of marine science topics and techniques into the curriculum of all subjects, from science to art and history. Students of all ages are fascinated by the oceans and once you have focused their attention, whether it is on an aquarium, a shell or a photo of earth from space, you can teach almost any subject using marine science as the medium. Getting the student's attention and making the subject exciting is half the battle in classroom education today. By participating in the weekend workshops teachers will gain practical experience with shipboard collecting gear, as well as exposure to current research problems and methods and techniques used by researchers to gain a better understanding of the marine environment. The teachers will then be able to transfer to their students the knowledge and experience gained through workshop participation, thus enabling them to become more effective educators.