Thank you to all the committee, sponsors, exhibitors, presenters and attendees who made the WSTA 2018 conference a success. Please fill out the poll on the Attendify app or send any feed back directly to or another board member!

Mark your calendars for NSTA Area Conference 

"Fostering a Culture for Science"

Seattle Convention Center, Dec 12-14th 2019

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Science and Brews Olympia November!

November 13,  7 pm 3 Magnets Brewery, Olympia

Melody Upton



  Field Trips, Curriculum Kits & Birthday Parties!  Educational Opportunities at the Puget Sound Estuarium.

Mel has over 5 years of experience educating youth about the Puget Sound and its inhabitants in many different settings. She acts as the Education Coordinator at the Puget Sound Estuarium, is a board member for Killer Whale Tales and enjoys whale watching every summer. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Biology (with a marine emphasis) at Western Washington University in 2014. Since then, she has gained increasingly responsible experience in informal science education at multiple zoos, aquariums and children’s museums in Washington State. Her informal science education expertise also stems from completing an “Informal Learning in Museums” Professional Certificate from the Oregon State University. In her free time, Mel enjoys reading, doing crafts, exploring the outdoors, cuddling her cat (Luna), and eating cheesy macaroni.

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)


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!

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 

Featured by NGSS

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


Join WSTA!

Newly added: Free 1 year membership to new teachers!

See the membership page for details!

(For new teachers and Science Fellows, you 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.


Thanks to all our sponsors at WSTA 2018!

Battelle           Houghton Mifflin Harcourt      


StemScopes          Accelerate Learning 

National Institute for Science Education


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




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