What is Membership?
What does it mean to be a member? It means to be part of a group. To be a member is different from being a customer. I’ve heard it said that what you get out of membership is based on what you put in.
Region 4 Update: August/September 2022
It’s time to sharpen pencils, organize classrooms, and plan engaging science lessons for students! Educators in Southern California have spent their summers attending professional learning focused on climate change, supporting student actions for…
In CASE You Missed It June/July 2022
Happy summer! With the school year winding down, CASE is starting to gear up for the 2022 California Science Education Conference. We also have lots of other happenings as well, so take a look at what you missed!
California Skies, June 2022
In June 2022, all the bright objects to be seen at dusk are stars, plus the Moon in the first two weeks, culminating with a “Supermoon”. Where are all the planets? Cool mornings and a rare lineup of four to all five bright planets in “correct” order…
Global Perspectives on DEI: Women in STEM in Higher Education
Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) has become the focus of numerous organizations and is a newly formed committee for the California Association of Science Educators (CASE). In the US, efforts to improve diversity have largely focused on the…
The Global Environmental Crisis - The Wicked Problem
The Global Environmental Crisis is a wicked problem. I first heard this idea of a “wicked problem” when I attended the professional development Teaching for Sustainable Communities through the California Global Education Project (CGEP). As a middle…
Region 4 update: June/July 2022
In January, Mono County held their county-wide Science Fair and winners will be competing at the regional SIMSEF science competition.
Answering the Call in Palm Springs!
Poolside chill, amazing mountain views, balmy evenings, great restaurants, ultra cool mid-century architecture, golf, tennis, hiking… Who doesn’t love Palm Springs?
Skies for February through April 2022
One bright planet, Jupiter, visible briefly in the evening (soon to depart), along with a great many bright stars! In the morning, Venus is at its best and brightest for the year, and showing crescent phases (discovered by Galileo) within easy reach…
Region 4 Update: February/March 2022
San Diego formal and informal educators got outside together to Hike, Explore, and Learn. We had a fabulous day outside as a group, enjoyed a break in the rainy December weather, and learned new strategies to use with students.