The Washington Science Teachers Association is an organization dedicated to advocating and promoting quality science education at all levels of instruction.

Welcome!  We hope you enjoy the news and information on this site.

There is a quick lookup link box right above as well as to the left.

(any questions about the website, login and the like contact

John P McNamara (,  509 592 0099)



Want to see who is on the board?   Find your regional representative?  Scholarship Chair? Make a suggestion?


Information on 

Scholarships and Awards  Contact CoCo Carlson at

Washington Excellence in Science Education Award

 Get the application form here!


Genes in Space--learning competition opportunity for MS and HS

Present a plan for Genetics Research in Space to NASA!

Get the entry information here!


American GeoSciences Institute 

Recognition for Outstanding GeoSciences Teachers!

2018 Edward C. Roy, Jr. Award for Excellence in K-8 Earth Science Teaching.


Professional Development Opportunities

Join WSTA Board Member Mark Watrin at 

Mill Creek Pub Tuesday Jan 23 at 5 for the latest on OSPI Assessment:

Science Cafe January 23--WACAS Test and Item Specs


Schedule of Science Competitions and Events in Washington 2018

click on weblinks in the document above.


See the Washington, Oregon, Nevada and California Science Teachers Organizations 

White Paper to the NGSS and NSTA on what is needed in NGSS Instructional Materials



WSTA 2018 Annual Conference

3D Learning: Shifting the Paradigm in the PNW

October 19, 20, 21

Bellingham WA

Site TBD

Check back often!


Join WSTA!

Newly added: Free 1 year membership to new teachers!

See the membership page for details!

(For new teachers and Science Fellowsyou need a discount code from the administration

Join as a common WSTA/NSTA member at a total of $89 for 1 year...a 25 $ total savings and you have access to all the great WSTA AND NSTA materials.

In order to get this discount,  you MUST go to the website, follow the buttons to membership, state membership, joint membership (NSTA/WSTA), you can join or renew from there.


Like us on Facebook  WSTA-Washington Science Teachers Association

Follow us on Twitter   @WSTA-Sci-Teach

Get the Latest Journal (members only) 

WSTA Journal - Research, Lessons, News!



Priority Features of NGSS-Aligned Instructional Materials

Recommendations for Publishers, Reviewers and Educators. 


This is a joint effort of California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington Science Teachers Associations, to help act as a guide to anyone preparing educational materials related to the NGSS.


Thank you for the 300 + who made WSTA 2017 in Pasco a success!  The program is still available below.  Soon we will have links to exhibitor and speaker information from those who provided such. 

WSTA 2017 conference program

Excel file of Sessions

                                 We will be posting speaker and workshop links over the next several days. 

Phillip Bell  Keynote Slides on  Equitable 3 D Learning



Thanks to all our sponsors at WSTA 2017!

Battelle           Creosity Space    

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt         The Museum of Flight


       The River Mile Network           Pearson           

Pacific NW Seismic Network  

7 Billion Video Project



We continue our Professional Development Efforts

We've covered Biology,  we've covered Waves, we've covered the Supremes ..(ok not that)  now it is: 

PDF Flyer for the Burke Museum Washington Geology PD Opportunity

PDF Flyer for the Progression through the Waves

Contact Mark Watrin  for more information on the Burke Museum/Washington Geology PD

Contact Lolo Sherwood for the Progression through the Waves PD




Why Join WSTA?

STEM Certification Professional Development!

Discount price at at a Premier Annual Conference and NSTA Regional

Discounted Joint WSTA/NSTA membership

WSTA Journal..up to date information from OSPI,  Olympia, Research, Teaching Methods, NGSS updates, ESSA Updates

Great Resources for Elementary Teachers

Preservice and New Teacher Networks!

A strong voice in Olympia!

Network with great teachers in YOUR Area.


Contact us if you have any questions or comments, see the Board Member List for your contacts.

There are many opportunities listed on this Home Page

Please click the links above or scroll down for information and links to:


 Spring or Summer 2017 WSTA Journal

 Members can download free!




Upcoming events

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