CSTA Classroom Science

Region 2 Upcoming Events

By Claudio Vargas, Region 2 Director

FEBRUARY
(2/11) School Garden Network - School Garden Fundamentals Workshop
Grades: PK-12
Registration WAITLIST Available
Cost: $130
Garden Design & Crop Planning, NGSS Garden Activities, Curriculum Planning & Resources and Irrigation Fundamentals

(2/18 and 2/20)  Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Webinar: Inquiry Across the Ages: A Panel Discussion
Grades: K-12
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Cost: Free
Hear from K-12 teachers who have successfully inspired student-driven investigations with citizen science through Investigating Evidence. They’ll share the benefits of inquiry-based teaching and strategies they’ve used to overcome challenges.

(2/26) EdWeb.net - Webinar: Climate Change on Mountain Ecosystems
Grades: PK-12
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Cost: Free
The objective of this edWebinar is to define the state of the art in mountain research and outline the most important research challenges and how they can be addressed. Attendees will see mountains as complex socio-ecological systems that need to be preserved, not only for their natural value but also for their cultural heritage.


MARCH
(3/7) Center for Science and Mathematics Education at SF State - STEM Symposium: Equity & The STEM Classroom
Grades: TK-12
9:00am-1:00pm
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Cost: A $50 honorarium is available to the first 150 Attendees!
Join us for the first annual Center for Science and Mathematics Education STEM Teacher Symposium. Educators from the SF Bay Area will be teaching workshops, leading panels and discussion groups about best practices and innovative techniques to further equitize science and mathematics teaching in grades K-12.

(3/7) Exploratorium - NGSS STEM Conference
Grades: 3-12
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Cost: WAITLIST ONLY
Join us as we engage in activities for your science classroom incorporating the three dimensions of NGSS. This day-long conference features a keynote, hands-on workshops, and activities teachers can use in their classrooms to engage students in CA NGSS learning experiences.

(3/14) Skyline Community College - 40th Annual Expanding Your Horizons
Grades: 6-12
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Cost: Check website for fee
Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) is a conference for 6th through 12th grade young women to learn about career opportunities in math, science, and technology. STEM careers are fun, exciting, and rewarding, and so is EYH!

(3/14 and 3/15) Bay Area Wilderness Training - Frontcountry Leadership Training (FLT)
Grades: K-12
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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.

(3/17 and 3/19) Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Webinar: Life Cycles with Birds
Grades: K-12
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Cost: Free
Explore the world of nesting birds through observing wild nests, building nest boxes, and participating in citizen science. Then talk to an expert about the do’s and don’ts of observing nesting birds.

(3/21) California Academy of Sciences - Urban Science: The City as Classroom
Grades: 6-12
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Cost: $35
9:00am-3:30pm
Join us to discover ways to make the city your science classroom. Get outside with us and participate in some urban science, then consider ways to apply these ideas to your own school setting.


APRIL
(4/2- 4/5) National Science Teaching Association - 68th Annual NSTA National Conference on Science Education
Location: Boston, MA
Grades: All
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Cost: registration fees vary
This premier conference brings together science education leaders and experts with educators who are interested in personal professional growth. Our sessions presentations and workshops are designed to provide you with content, concepts, and strategies that you can take back to your classroom, your school, or your district.

(4/21 and 4/23) Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Webinar: Discover Evolutionary Diversity
Grades: K-12
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Cost: Free
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) National Science Teaching Association - Webinar: Shifting to the NGSS: Professional Book Study
Grades: TK-6
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Cost: NSTA Member: $63, Non-member: $79
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.

(4/25-4/26) Bay Area Wilderness Training - Frontcountry Leadership Training (FLT)
Grades: K-12
Click here for registration information
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.


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