CSTA Classroom Science

CSTA Region 2 Events for April 2020

APRIL 2020

With the current efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, some events may be cancelled or postponed. Please direct any questions about the status of the events to the hosts/event contacts.

4/21/2020 Cornell Lab of Ornithology 
Webinar: Discover Evolutionary Diversity 
Grades: K-12
Cost: FREE 
3:00 PM PST From Darwin’s finches to the Birds-of-Paradise, Birds are the ideal animals to study when teaching topics such as natural and sexual selection and speciation. Utilizing online interactives from the Bird Academy’s website and our Evolution in Paradise lessons, we will explore natural and sexual selection and how it’s contributed to the diversity of birds through behavioral and anatomical adaptations. 
4/21/2020 National Science Teaching Association 
Webinar: Shifting to the NGSS: Professional Book Study 

Grades: TK-6
Cost: NSTA Member: $63, Non-member: $79 
Date(s): April 21, April 28, May 5, May 12
Time: 4:15–5:45 PM PST

NSTA has developed an online book study around the Enhanced E-book: Discover the NGSS: Primer and Unit Planner. This enhanced e-book offers a comprehensive introduction to the NGSS, including background information, each of the three dimensions in depth, and steps to move teachers toward classroom implementation. 

Bay Area Wilderness Training
Frontcountry Leadership Training (FLT) 

Grades: K-12
Cost: $95-225 
Frontcountry Leadership Training (FLT) is an entry level course covers all the basic skills you will need to successfully take youth on car-camping based overnight trips. Skills covered include camping safety, day-hiking, tent and stove-set up, clothing requirements, nutrition and team building activities. All learning is experiential. Prior to the weekend training, to get access to our gear libraries, participants also need to complete the Gear Orientation (GO!) training. This can be completed during the pre-trip meeting. Please note that Gear Orientations are offered in both our Oakland and Milpitas offices.

Cost: The cost of the course covers all course materials, meals and camping. Participants will have to provide their own transportation to get to the location. The price is $65 for the first participants, and $50 for each additional participant from the same organization (Limit: 2 Discounts per organization). All registrations include a Gear Orientation and pre-trip meeting. 




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