Event Calendar

 

Washington Science Teachers Association

For General WSTA Information,  Contact President Andy Boyd at boydscience@gmail.com

 For Membership OR  Conference Questions,  contact John McNamara  McNamara@wsu.edu 509 592 0099

For Financial Questions and mailing,  contact Karen Madsen, 2911 88th Street SE

Everett WA 98208, (425) 337 5552.

 

WSTA 2018 Conference is Launching!   

The Call for Proposals, Exhibitors and Registration is Open! 


Upcoming events

    • Sunday, August 05, 2018
    • 7:30 AM
    • Saturday, October 20, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • 4 Points by Sheraton Hotel Pickup and Drop Off
    Register

    Field Trips for WSTA 2018!


    NOTE:   Buses and all transport will leave and return to the 4 Points By Sheraton Bellingam.

    Description of Field Trips

    All Field Trips are $30 per person.


    No guarantees...trips will be cancelled if insufficient numbers by 1 week prior to meeting.

    Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Half day. Morning.
    The Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve was created by the Washington Legislature and U.S. Congress in 1980. We manage the reserve to protect more than 11,000 acres of critical intertidal and upland habitat in Skagit County.

    As a living field laboratory with support facilities and professional staff, Padilla Bay Reserve carries out several programs and activities to meet the needs of the state Shoreline Management Act and federal Coastal Zone Management Act.

    WSU Agricultural Research Center, Half day. Morning

    Dr Carol Miles and her team at WSU Mt Vernon will host teachers to learn about how science is applied in agriculture. Program highlights will include:

          Mt Vernon’s 4th and 5th grade field experiences: connecting to the community

          Biodegradable plastics in agriculture and beyond.  ESS3 Human Impact on Earth

          Watermelons in the PNW?  Grafting is the key.  ETS biological engineering

           Dry beans curriculum from WSU Mt Vernon: Integrating science and health standards

          Current research at WSU Mt Vernon: plant diseases, entomology and more……

    The trip will also include a visit to demonstration gardens and orchards.

    Fermentation Science Double Header - Kulshan Brewing and Lost Giants Cider, Half day. Afternoon.

    Spend the afternoon touring not one, but two amazing, state-of-the-art businesses. Learn from master brewers about the complex science of making beer and cider including topics such as water chemistry, enzyme activity, fermentation, yeast management, microbiological ecosystems, and mechanical engineering as you tour these two facilities which produce some of the region’s most popular beverages.

    PACCAR Technical Center Truck Testing Facility. Half-day. Afternoon.

    The PACCAR Technical Center 242-acre site provides test and development for PACCAR divisions, including Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF trucks. The facility is equipped with state-of-the-art product development and validation capabilities and staffed with experts in powertrain and vehicle development. See first-hand the advanced engineering tools in the technical centers that are utilized to innovate and accelerate the launch of new products. New 3-D prototype machines accelerate the design process from concept to production. Digitally controlled, proprietary hydraulic road simulators enhance product validation by replicating millions of road miles in weeks, instead of years. Sophisticated computer simulations and advanced analysis of engine and vehicle control systems operate on powerful supercomputers to optimize vehicle efficiency.

    Spanel Planetarium and WWU Science Facilities Tour.   Half day.  Afternoon.

    Join WSTA members for a private show at the Spanel Planetarium on the Western Washington University campus. The show will include a new program the Planetarium has developed to advance the Next Generation Science Standards in local elementary public schools. The presentations have been carefully designed in cooperation with school district officials and faculty to coordinate with the latest science curriculum of 4th and 5th grade students. Among other highlights, our show will include:

    1. A demonstration of the phases of the moon, followed by a general Q&A about the moon.

    2. A demonstration of the causes of the seasons, followed by a Q&A about the seasons.

    3. A brief tour (fly-bys) of the planets of our solar system.

    4. A feature video presentation:

    The trip will also include tours of research facilities in the science and engineering departments of WWU.

    Geology Tour of Hwy 542 and Mt. Baker.   Full Day

    Enjoy a day of investigating the rich geological variety and history of the region.  Get excellent phenomena and material for deep 3 D learning in Earth and Life Sciences


    • Thursday, August 16, 2018
    • Monday, October 15, 2018
    • Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham
    • 147
    Register

    WSTA  2018 FUN FILLED AWARDS BANQUET

    Great meal, fun,  fellowship,

    recognition of your friends and colleagues!

    Tickets are $40 for a great meal and fun time!


    Have a great time after the long day of learning...have a nice meal,  visit with friends new and old and congratulate our award winners.


    • Saturday, September 15, 2018
    • Tuesday, October 02, 2018
    • 11:30 PM
    • Port Townsend Vineyards, 2640 Sims Way
    • 30
    Registration is closed


    Ben Thomas of Port Townsend Vineyards 

    The Science & Art of Wine Making

    Tuesday October 2, 4:30 to 6:30 pm

    Prior to coming to Port Townsend Vineyards in 2016, Ben made wine for Montinore Estates in Forest Grove, Oregon

    SPACE IS LIMITED TO 30 PER NIGHT.


    THEY CANNOT ACCOMMODATE MORE PEOPLE

    THANKS!!!! 

    A fun and educational evening of colleagues, friends, wine, food, and SCIENCE!   

    PLEASE NOTE,  THIS REGISTRATION IS FOR THE OCTOBER 2ND  SESSION

    LATER SESSIONS WILL BE POSTED IN SEPTEMBER



    CONTACT Lois Sherwood at lolo.sherwood@gmail.com


    • Saturday, September 15, 2018
    • Tuesday, October 09, 2018
    • 11:30 PM
    • Three Magnets Brewing, Olympia, WA
    • 30
    Registration is closed

    OK,  SO NOW IT WILL BE FALL:

    OLY SCIENCE AND BREWS

    OCTOBER 9, 2018


     7 pm 3 Magnets Brewery, Olympia

    Click here to register...space is limited!

    Water, water everywhere, but is there enough? 

    The paradox of water in Thurston County.

     

    This talk will “follow the water” as it moves through our County, from the twelve feet of rain in the Black Hills, to the dry streams in Yelm, to the amazing She Nah Nam (McAllister/Medicine Springs) gushing water, to the wastewater feeding our summer creek flow. Some of the data to be presented were identified or calculated as part of the intensive data evaluation efforts in the aftermath of the Washington Supreme Court’s Hirst decision in late 2016. Kevin Hansen will present some of the big and the small data about water in Thurston County – and also some of the story behind how we know it.

     Speaker biography:

     Kevin Hansen, LHg. LG, LEED AP is County Hydrogeologist for Thurston County, Washington. He has 36 years of experience with hydrogeology, water resource evaluations, and environmental remediation at hundreds of sites in the U.S., Taiwan and Mexico. He is a Licensed Hydrogeologist in Washington State and holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees, multiple professional certificates, and one U.S. Patent. He was an early responder at numerous leaks, spills, fish kills, fires, floods, an explosion and an earthquake. Mr. Hansen and his wife produced the 2010 documentary Nicotine Bees, and have a new documentary The Commons to be released this summer.

      Kevin Hansen, LHg, LG, LEED AP | County Hydrogeologist

    Thurston County Water Resources


    SPACE IS LIMITED TO 30 PER NIGHT.


    THEY CANNOT ACCOMMODATE MORE PEOPLE

    THANKS!!!! 


    CONTACT Carmen Kardokus at carkar@flamingmoon.com


    • Friday, October 19, 2018
    • Four Points By Sheraton Bellingham
    Register

    Science Fellows Emeritus Friday 

    Washington Science Emeritus Fellows State Convening 

    October, 19th 2018

    The Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel and Conference Center


    Friday, October 19th is scheduled to have a pre-conference meeting/field trip for the Science Emeritus Fellows.  The time together will be geared to identify your personal leadership role with your current education position.  Common ideas and activities will be gathered and plan for the 2018-19 school year will be discussed.  There will be a $50 registration fee for this event. 

    A code is needed to register, please contact: 

    Contact Andy Boyd boydscience@gmail.com

    or 

    Mechelle LaLanne mechellel@ncesd.org

    to receive your code. 

    website/registration questions  mcnamara@wsu.edu




    • Friday, October 19, 2018
    • 7:00 AM
    • Saturday, October 20, 2018
    • 8:00 PM
    • Four Points By Sheraton Bellingham, Bellingham, WA
    Register

    Washington Science Teachers Association

    ATTENDEE REGISTRATION

    3-Dimensional Learning:Shifting the Paradigm in the PNW

    Conference Flyer, Distribute Widely!

    October 19 and 20, 2018

    The Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel and Conference Center

    (There is a hotel lodging booking link at the bottom of this text)

    Come to Bellingham for deep, 3-Dimensional Learning 

    The 2018 WSTA Conference will focus on implementing three-dimensional teaching, learning, and assessing in STEM classrooms.

    Engage in in-depth, intimate workshops focused on equity, implementing three-dimensional teaching, learning, and assessing in STEM classrooms. There will be sessions for elementary, middle, and high school educators in all the disciplines of the NGSS. Please join us to learn about how implementing standards-based STEM curriculum has improved student experiences in Washington.


    Keynote Speakers

    Dr. Ken Wesson, Delta Education

    Neuro-Cognition and the NGSS-deep learning

    Ms. Phyllis Harvey-Buschel,  MESA-UW

    Science for All Students-Access and Equity


    Conference Chair (Workshops/Content) Roy Beven  rbeven@fidalgo.net

    Conference Coordinator (logistics/registration/support):  John McNamara mcnamara@wsu.edu

    Exhibitor Information:  Mike Allen wstaexhibithall@gmail.com


    Register Here (includes Science Fellow and Science Fellow Emeritus Registration)!

    Field Trip Registration is Here!

    General Schedule

    Saturday Workshops

    Get your Awards Banquet Ticket--$40 bargain for great meal and great time!


    (Science Fellows Session and Field Trip is a separate registration on the registration page)


    BOOK A LODGING ROOM AT THE 4 POINTS


    BOOK A LODGING ROOM AT THE BW HERITAGE INN


    GET BELLINGHAM VISITOR INFORMATION


                                           FIELD TRIP INFORMATION

      We would like you to note that for this year,  we will be running workshops on Friday,  which we have not done in the recent past.  

    The cost for field trips will be $30 and will be a separate registration from the conference.  Here is the information we have to date.

    All field trips will leave from and return to the 4 Points by Sheraton Conference Site.  Lunch will NOT be provided for half day trips.  

    PLEASE NOTE THAT SCIENCE FELLOW EMERITUS WHO ARE REGISTERING FOR FRIDAY, THERE IS ONE REGISTRATION FOR THE SESSION AND YOUR FIELD TRIP...IT IS A SEPARATE REGISTRATION FOR THAT PACKAGE.  OTHER FIELD TRIPS ARE SEPARATE, AND THE MAIN CONFERENCE ON SATURDAY IS A SEPARATE REGISTRATION.

    Field Trips—WSTA Annual Conference, Bellingham, WA October 19, 2018

    Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Half day. Morning.
    The Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve was created by the Washington Legislature and U.S. Congress in 1980. We manage the reserve to protect more than 11,000 acres of critical intertidal and upland habitat in Skagit County.

    As a living field laboratory with support facilities and professional staff, Padilla Bay Reserve carries out several programs and activities to meet the needs of the state Shoreline Management Act and federal Coastal Zone Management Act.

    WSU Agricultural Research Center, Half day. Morning

    Dr Carol Miles and her team at WSU Mt Vernon will host teachers to learn about how science is applied in agriculture. Program highlights will include:

          Mt Vernon’s 4th and 5th grade field experiences: connecting to the community

          Biodegradable plastics in agriculture and beyond.  ESS3 Human Impact on Earth

          Watermelons in the PNW?  Grafting is the key.  ETS biological engineering

           Dry beans curriculum from WSU Mt Vernon: Integrating science and health standards

          Current research at WSU Mt Vernon: plant diseases, entomology and more……

    The trip will also include a visit to demonstration gardens and orchards.

    Fermentation Science Double Header - Kulshan Brewing and Lost Giants Cider, Half day. Afternoon.

    Spend the afternoon touring not one, but two amazing, state-of-the-art businesses. Learn from master brewers about the complex science of making beer and cider including topics such as water chemistry, enzyme activity, fermentation, yeast management, microbiological ecosystems, and mechanical engineering as you tour these two facilities which produce some of the regions most popular beverages.

    PACCAR Technical Center Truck Testing Facility. Half-day. Afternoon.

    The PACCAR Technical Center 242-acre site provides test and development for PACCAR divisions, including Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF trucks. The facility is equipped with state-of-the-art product development and validation capabilities and staffed with experts in powertrain and vehicle development. See first-hand the advanced engineering tools in the technical centers that are utilized to innovate and accelerate the launch of new products. New 3-D prototype machines accelerate the design process from concept to production. Digitally controlled, proprietary hydraulic road simulators enhance product validation by replicating millions of road miles in weeks, instead of years. Sophisticated computer simulations and advanced analysis of engine and vehicle control systems operate on powerful supercomputers to optimize vehicle efficiency.

    Spanel Planetarium and WWU Science Facilities Tour.   Half day.  Afternoon.

    Join WSTA members for a private show at the Spanel Planetarium on the Western Washington University campus. The show will include a new program the Planetarium has developed to advance the Next Generation Science Standards in local elementary public schools. The presentations have been carefully designed in cooperation with school district officials and faculty to coordinate with the latest science curriculum of 4th and 5th grade students. Among other highlights, our show will include:

    1. A demonstration of the phases of the moon, followed by a general Q&A about the moon.

    2. A demonstration of the causes of the seasons, followed by a Q&A about the seasons.

    3. A brief tour (fly-bys) of the planets of our solar system.

    4. A feature video presentation:

    The trip will also include tours of research facilities in the science and engineering departments of WWU.


    Rooms are blocked for us at the 4 Points until October 1,  so sign up soon!

    Website URL(s):

    Attendee

    :

    https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1806198194&key=33D97C0B 


    or call at 360 685 8103


    Follow us on Twitter (@WSTA-Sci-Teach) and Facebook (WSTA)

      

     

Past events

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 September 11, 2018- Oly Science and Brews!-Bringing the Moon Down to Earth
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 May 8 2018 Oly Science and Brews!--Wolf Haven
Wednesday, April 04, 2018 April 2018 Oly Science and Brews!--Humble Bumbles
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 March 2018 Oly Science and Brews!
Saturday, October 28, 2017 December 12 Science and Brews/of wolves and people
Friday, October 27, 2017 November 14 Science and Brews/Of Wolves and People: Science Behind Transforming Conservation Conflicts
Saturday, October 21, 2017 POGIL Workshop WSTA 2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017 WSTA 2017 Awards Banquet
Friday, October 20, 2017 WSTA 2017 Pasco Field Trips! CLOSED! October 20th only!
Friday, October 20, 2017 WSTA 2017 Annual Conference
Friday, October 20, 2017 WSTA 2017 Exhibitor Registration CLOSED
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 October 10 Science and Brews/The Gall of Insects
Thursday, August 10, 2017 Fall--September 2017 Oly Science and Brews!
Tuesday, June 06, 2017 June Oly Science and Brews!
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 May Oly Science and Brews!
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 April Oly Science and Brews!
Saturday, February 11, 2017 Workshop on Progression for Waves and Light
Saturday, March 12, 2016 Workshop on Performance Expectation Progression for Waves and Light
Saturday, February 27, 2016 Workshop on Performance Expectation Progression for Waves and Light
Saturday, February 27, 2016 Workshop on Performance Expectation Progression for Waves and Light
Saturday, February 20, 2016 (Cancelled) Workshop on Performance Expectation Progression for Waves and Light
Saturday, February 06, 2016 Workshop on Performance Expectation Progression for Waves and Light
Friday, February 05, 2016 Workshop on Performance Expectation Progression for Waves and Light(New Date and Location)
Saturday, January 09, 2016 Workshop on Performance Expectation Progression for Waves and Light
Saturday, December 12, 2015 Workshop on Performance Expectation Progression for Waves and Light
Saturday, October 24, 2015 WSTA 2015 Awards Reception
Friday, October 23, 2015 Pacific Education Institute NGSS and ELA Together
Friday, October 23, 2015 WSTA Pre-Conference Short Course: Supporting the NGSS with Process-Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL)
Friday, October 23, 2015 WSTA 2015 Conference Field Trips & Tours
Friday, October 23, 2015 WSTA 2015 Conference in Shoreline - Registration
Wednesday, February 04, 2015 Biology Collection of Evidence (COE) Training
Saturday, October 18, 2014 Mobius Science Center Dinner OR Sunday Box Lunch to-go Ticket
Friday, October 17, 2014 WSTA 2014 Conference in Spokane. Call for Proposals.
Friday, October 17, 2014 Add a Field Trip!
Friday, October 17, 2014 WSTA 2014 Spokane Conference Registration
Friday, October 17, 2014 WSTA 2014 Vendor Exhibitor Registration
Friday, October 17, 2014 Volunteer for WSTA 2014
Saturday, October 04, 2014 Biology Collection of Evidence (COE) Training
Monday, July 14, 2014 2014 REACCH Summer Teacher Workshop
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 Pacific Northwest Section 2014 Summer Conference
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 Biology Collection of Evidence (COE) Training
Saturday, April 26, 2014 Biology Collection of Evidence (COE) Training
Thursday, April 03, 2014 2014 NSTA National Conference
Monday, March 24, 2014 Biology Collection of Evidence (COE) Training
Saturday, March 15, 2014 Elementary Science Instruction, the Next Generation Science Standards And Common Core
Saturday, March 15, 2014 Biology Collection of Evidence (COE) Training
Friday, March 07, 2014 Biology Collection of Evidence (COE) Training
Saturday, February 01, 2014 Biology Collection of Evidence (COE) Training
Saturday, January 25, 2014 Biology Collection of Evidence (COE) Training
Friday, January 24, 2014 Biology Collection of Evidence (COE) Training
Friday, January 10, 2014 Biology Collection of Evidence (COE) Training
Saturday, December 07, 2013 Biology Collection of Evidence (COE) Training
Friday, December 06, 2013 Biology Collection of Evidence (COE) Training
Friday, December 06, 2013 Biology Collection of Evidence (COE) Training
Saturday, November 23, 2013 Biology Collection of Evidence (COE) Training
Friday, November 08, 2013 Biology Collection of Evidence (COE) Training
Thursday, October 24, 2013 2013 NSTA Portland Area Conference
Saturday, October 19, 2013 Integrating the K-5 Common Core State Standards (CCSS) with the K-5 Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
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