The Algae Summer Science Institute (ASSI) is a 2-day intensive hands on workshop where teachers work through the Algae Foundation’s Algae Academy curriculum. The Algae Academy is a 5-day drop in ready STEM kit available to teachers nationwide in both fall (October) and spring (March) semesters. This NGSS aligned curriculum is available for grades K-12 and easily adaptable for a number of classroom settings. ASSI is facilitated by the Algae Academy curriculum developers as well as alumni educators. The workshop gives teachers the opportunity to become intimately acquainted with the curriculum before offering it in their classroom the following academic year.