QUEST 2017

The Quest Institute will run July 10-14, 2017 from 8:30am until 3:30pm on the Princeton University campus.

Climate and the Ocean - For teachers in grades K-8

The ocean plays many important roles in our climate.  The ocean records changes in climate, modifies those changes, and is significantly impacted by climate. We will explore various interactions between the ocean and climate systems.

QUEST will focus on the Disciplinary Core Ideas as well as Science & Engineering Practices of the Next Generation Science Standards to support teachers’ implementations.

Teachers will plan NGSS aligned lessons and engage in these NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:

  •  Developing and using models
  •  Analyzing and interpreting data
  •  Engaging in argument from evidence

At Princeton University with Dr. Steve Carson, John Witherspoon Middle School and formerly with the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory and Danielle Schmitt, Geosciences.  Along with Lead Teachers: Martha Friend, Princeton Public Schools and Michelle Hill, Hillsborough Township Public Schools.

Click here 2017Quest Ocean.pdf for a printable copy.

QUEST is designed to enhance teachers' knowledge of science and mathematics through laboratory experiments and experiences aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards.

Teachers will revise lessons to align with NGSS, as well as discuss pedagogy and the underlying content with colleagues and the faculty. 

Registration fee is $250 before 4/7/17 and fee increases to $300 after 4/7/17. Apply here.

Space is limited and we may not be able to accept all applications.


Contact Anne Catena, Ed.D. with questions at or 609-258-3336.