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Watch this space for OSTA-sponsored conferences and events.

For non OSTA-sponsored science education events for teachers and students around Oregon, visit our Opportunities & Resources Page page. 

Upcoming events

    • April 18, 2024
    • 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Vernier Science Education Headquarters
    Register

    OSTA-Vernier-PMSP: Make-and-Take Event!

    Open to all teachers of science - Members and Non-Members- Invite your colleagues.

    Please register by Thursday, 4/11
    (this event is free, but please let us know if you plan to attend)

    Join the Oregon Science Teachers Association (OSTA), Vernier Science Education, and the Portland Metro STEM Partnership (PMSP) for an evening of science fun, food and fellowship on Thursday, April 18th from 4:30-7:00 pm at the Vernier Science Education Headquarters, 13979 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton, OR 97005.

    Sessions include materials and facilitators to help you build the selected apparatus/device. Since we are building these, there is a rich opportunity to extend these into engineering activities for you, and your students. Conversations can extend to include sharing how you can use this in your classroom, scaling up, purchasing materials, or other collaborations to enhance the usefulness to you and your classroom. Each Make-and-Take addresses a key content area related to physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering. Additionally, there is an opportunity to see the latest from Vernier, as well for you to share a favorite demo or instructional activity or strategy. 

    These activities can be appropriate for all grade levels
    (click to see a detailed description). 


    When registering, please indicate the sessions you would like to participate in. The final schedule is subject to change (we will adjust to maximize participation. 

    OSTA members, please login to the website by clicking on the light-blue sign-in box in the upper right. Non-members can register without logging in.  If you would like others to know that you are registered, you can indicate that as well.

    Doors open @ 4:15  pm.


    4:30-4:45   Welcome

    4:45-5:30   Make and Take Session 1

    5:30-6:00   Pizza and beverages (beer/soft drinks): 
                         Meet and Greet and Show and Tell--Bring your favorite demo to share

    6:00-6:45   Make and Take Session 2.

    6:45-7:00   Wrap-up/Clean-up.  

    Please register by Thursday, 4/11

    We look forward to seeing you on April 18th. Please email conferences@oregonscience.org with any questions/comments.

    • November 02, 2024
    • Roosevelt Middle School, 500 E 24th Ave, Eugene, OR 97405
    Register

    2024 Sponsorship Opportunities

    The mission of OSTA is to promote and facilitate excellence and continued improvement in science education.  One of the ways we do this is through providing our hard-working classroom teachers with some much needed face-to-face learning and networking.  We also recognize and celebrate our colleagues who have demonstrated professional excellence.

    The Oregon Science Teachers Association’s Annual Fall Conference on Science Education offers sponsorship opportunities to celebrate teachers, and support their professional learning experiences. Your contributions will facilitate the presentation of professional development programming, as well as other conference functions, including the Awards Event.

    The Oregon Science Teachers Association (OSTA) is a 501(c)(3) membership organization representing science educators statewide, in every science discipline, at every grade level, K-16, as well as members in our informal science education community. 

    Upon completion of this registration, the email confirmation will include the information required for tax purposes as a donation to OSTA which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

    Please take a look at the opportunities for sponsorship that we are have to offer.  We are happy to talk with you about customized arrangements, including in-kind equivalence, personnel support, etc. Do not hesitate to contact us about how you would be able to help.  Please contact the OSTA President at President@oregonscience.org

    • November 02, 2024
    • 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Roosevelt Middle School, 500 E 24th Ave, Eugene, OR 97405
    Register

    Oregon Science Teachers Association 62nd Annual Fall Conference on Science Education

    Saturday, November 2, 2024

    Roosevelt Middle School
    500 E 24th Ave, Eugene, OR 97405

    Eugene Oregon

    OSTA's advertising campaign has begun.  To get your organization's name on our conference page, please complete the online registration form.

     

    In addition to exhibiting at the conference, there are many sponsorship opportunities to get your organization’s name and logo in the conference advertising on our web page, and in all communications that we send out.

      To pay using a credit/debit card, complete the online registration. Click the "Pay online" button.

      Paying by check? Complete the online registration and click on the "Invoice Me" button. Print the invoice that will be emailed to you. Make your check payable to OSTA. Mail the invoice with your check to:

      Oregon Science Teachers Association

      2024 Exhibitor Registration

      4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd, #1025

      Portland, OR 97214

      Refund/Cancellation Policy: Refund requests must be made in writing and be postmarked or timestamped 14 days before the event. Registration cancellations are subject to a $50 processing fee. Email  requests to the registrar at registrar@oregonscience.org. Mailed requests are to be sent to the address above.

      • November 02, 2024
      • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
      • Roosevelt Middle School, 500 E 24th Ave, Eugene, OR 97405
      Register

      The Oregon Science Teachers Association
      2024 Fall Conference on Science Education

      Saturday, November 2, 2024

      Roosevelt Middle School

      500 E 24th Ave, Eugene, OR 97045

      To access the membership rate, you will need to log into the website.
      Not sure how to log on?

      Paying with a credit or debit card? Complete the online registration.  Click the "Pay online" button.

      Will your district be paying?

      • Each teacher must complete their own registration, then select the "invoice me" button.
      • Please forward the invoice you will receive via email to the person in your district or organization who would be responsible for paying your registration.

      For your school district or organization to Pay via credit/debit card:

      • In the upper left corner of the invoice you will find a link  to view the invoice online.  
      • Click on that link, and you will be guided through the process to pay the invoice online with a debit or credit card.

          If you have any questions please contact OSTA's Registrar at registrar@oregonscience.org.

          Refund/Cancellation Policy: Refund requests must be made in writing and be postmarked or timestamped 14 days before the event. Registration cancellations are subject to a $50 processing fee. Email  requests to the registrar at registrar@oregonscience.org. Mailed requests are to be sent to the address above.

        Past events

        February 15, 2024 Webinar: Empowering Teachers, Engaging Students: STEM Education for a Better World
        January 25, 2024 Webinar: Welcome to Shark Tank-Middle School Edition
        November 15, 2023 Excellent opportunity for MS and HS students in STEM: NW Science Expo System (science fair) & Regeneron ISEF Informational Workshop
        October 15, 2023 2023 Sponsorship Opportunities
        October 14, 2023 2023 OSTA Post Conference Banquet
        October 14, 2023 2023 OSTA Fall Conference Exhibitor Registration
        October 13, 2023 2023 OSTA Conference on Science Education
        October 13, 2023 Friday Workshops/Field Trips
        October 02, 2023 Get Ready for the 2023 and 2024 Eclipses
        March 13, 2023 Webinar: Senate Bill 854 -Comprehensive Climate Education
        October 08, 2022 2022 OSTA Conference on Science Education
        October 08, 2022 2022 OSTA Fall Conference Exhibitor Registration
        October 08, 2022 Sponsorship Opportunities
        September 21, 2022 Partners in Science Program
        May 24, 2022 The Role of Phenomena and Problems in Science and STEM Education: Traditional, Contemporary, and Future Approaches
        April 09, 2022 Writing in Science and Book Signing with Author Sam Kean
        April 09, 2022 Writing in Science featuring Author Sam Kean
        March 10, 2022 Introduction to Equitable Grading
        March 09, 2022 Webcast: Writing in Science with Author Sam Kean
        February 02, 2022 Science Books, and Books, and Books!
        January 19, 2022 Investigating Crayfish + Freshwater Ecosystems
        December 09, 2021 Grants for Teachers and Students for Field-based Ecology Research - Get your students back outside with support from the Diack Ecology Education Program
        November 17, 2021 Oregon Interim Assessments and Open Educational Resources (OER)
        October 29, 2021 Become a Sponsor of the Awards Celebration
        October 29, 2021 Awards Celebration
        October 28, 2021 Professional Development Units for NSTA Portland Area Conference
        October 12, 2021 Oregon Science Teachers Association Region 2 Meet and Greet Virtual Event
        October 08, 2021 OSTA Region 5 "Welcome"
        October 07, 2021 Region 1 Meet and Greet
        October 06, 2021 K-5 Wonder and Discovery Unit Webinar
        September 28, 2021 Region 4 Meet and Greet
        September 22, 2021 Partners in Science Meet & Greet
        September 21, 2021 Come and Explore OSTA and the Learn about the STEM Hub Network in Eastern Oregon
        April 21, 2021 OSTA Webcast: Unconference: We Are in this Together
        March 10, 2021 OSTA Webcast: Computational Thinking and Modeling Integrated into Science Instruction
        January 27, 2021 OSTA Webcast: Appreciating Living Processes
        November 18, 2020 OSTA Webcast: Integrating Science Learning, Language Learning, and Computational Thinking with All Students, Including English Learners
        November 08, 2020 OSTA/WSTA Virtual Fall Conference Recorded Sessions
        October 21, 2020 OSTA Webcast: Using Data Science to Bridge Math and Science
        October 09, 2020 OSTA/WSTA Virtual Fall Conference
        September 16, 2020 OSTA Webcast: Google Suite for Distance Learning in Science
        September 02, 2020 OSTA Webcast: Oregon Open Education Resources (OER)
        May 13, 2020 OSTA Webcast: Power Up Your NGSS With Cool Tech Tools
        April 06, 2020 OSTA Webcast: Teacher Institute For Evolutionary Science
        March 10, 2020 OSTA Webcast: The Patterns Approach: Science Education for the Next Generation
        February 11, 2020 OSTA Webcast: Claim, Evidence, Reasoning
        January 16, 2020 OSTA Webcast: The Genius of our Ancestors - Engineering of the Past, Present and Future
        December 03, 2019 OSTA Webcast: OSAS Updates and Local Performance Assessments
        November 14, 2019 OSTA Webcast: Tools to Next Gen-ify Your Instruction
        October 16, 2019 OSTA Webcast: STEM Coherence: Integrating Math & Science
        October 11, 2019 Awards Banquet
        October 11, 2019 2019 Fall Conference Keynote Live Stream
        October 11, 2019 2019 OSTA Fall Conference Exhibitor Registration
        October 11, 2019 2019 Fall Conference on Science Education
        October 10, 2019 Early Registration and Networking
        September 11, 2019 OSTA Webcast: English Learners in STEM Subjects: Approaches to Reimagine with Okhee Lee
        May 22, 2019 OSTA Webcast: Claim, Evidence, Reasoning with Berkeley Gadbaw and Susan Holveck
        April 16, 2019 OSTA Webcast: Cultural Values in the Science Classroom
        March 11, 2019 OSTA Webcast: Tools to Next-Genify your Instruction with Berkeley Gadbaw and Susan Holveck
        February 13, 2019 OSTA Webcast: Let's Talk OSAS with ODE
        December 17, 2018 "Science Fair" Screening
        November 30, 2018 Introduction to Argument-Driven Inquiry: ADI 101
        November 29, 2018 Pre-Neil deGrasse Tyson "Discussion" Hour on 11/29
        November 28, 2018 Pre-Neil deGrasse Tyson "Discussion" Hour
        November 01, 2018 Oregon Science Leaders Fall Meeting
        October 13, 2018 Plankton Lab Activity and Visitor Center Exploration
        October 13, 2018 Behind the Scenes at the Oregon Coast Aquarium (PM)
        October 13, 2018 Explorer Program with Marine Discovery Tours
        October 13, 2018 Watershed Science
        October 13, 2018 Evolution for Middle School Educators
        October 13, 2018 Gyotaku, the Japanese Art of Printing Fish
        October 13, 2018 Patterns Biology: Ecosystems and Biodiversity Workshop
        October 13, 2018 Making Science Fun Again
        October 13, 2018 Matter and Chemical Engineering for Middle School Science Teachers
        October 13, 2018 Engineering Design of Candy to Explore Intermolecular Attractions
        October 13, 2018 Wonder and Collaborate for the Next Generation: Using Science to Promote Language and Literacy for All Students
        October 13, 2018 Extended Estuary Investigations and Visitor Center Exploration
        October 13, 2018 Behind the Scenes at the Oregon Coast Aquarium (AM)
        October 13, 2018 OMSI Camp Gray
        October 13, 2018 Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area
        October 12, 2018 Awards Banquet
        October 12, 2018 2018 OSTA Fall Conference Exhibitor Registration
        October 12, 2018 2018 Fall Conference on Science Education
        October 12, 2018 Coastal Learning Symposium
        October 11, 2018 Early Registration and Networking
        August 08, 2018 Outdoor Science Education on School Grounds
        August 06, 2018 NGSS for Middle School Teachers
        June 01, 2018 Science Teacher Night at Plank Town Brewing
        April 10, 2018 High School NGSS & STEM Workshop
        February 26, 2018 STEM Project Based Learning Workshop
        October 14, 2017 2017 OSTA Fall Conference on Science Education
        October 14, 2017 2017 OSTA Fall Conference Exhibitor Registration
        October 13, 2017 An In-Depth Tour of Vernier Software & Technology
        October 13, 2017 Stickman Brewery Tour
        October 13, 2017 Hawks View Cellars Tour
        October 13, 2017 Integrating Science with Design & Invention: Music Waves & Vibes
        October 13, 2017 NGSS through the Lens of STEM and the Scientific and Engineering Practices
        October 13, 2017 3D Scanning and Printing
        October 13, 2017 Biology for the Next Generation
        October 13, 2017 NGSS for Middle School Data Informed Engineering
        October 13, 2017 The Japanese Art of Gyotaku (Fish Printing) in the Classroom
        October 13, 2017 Integrating Science with Design & Invention: Emergency Power
        October 13, 2017 Cancer Medicine Focus Enhances Biology Curriculum
        October 13, 2017 Tour of OHSU's Simulation Center
        October 13, 2017 Wonder and Collaborate for the Next Generation: Using Science to Promote Language and Literacy Learning for All Students
        October 13, 2017 Integrating Science with Design & Invention: Clean Water
        October 13, 2017 NGSS for Middle School Space Science
        October 13, 2017 NSTA Press: The Power of Questioning and Investigating
        October 13, 2017 How Are You Hearing Me? Engaging Students in a 3D NGSS Learning Progression
        October 12, 2017 OSTA Awards Program @ OMSI
        October 03, 2017 STEM PBL for NGSS
        September 30, 2017 Oregon Science Project
        September 27, 2017 East Metro Meet and Greet
        August 10, 2017 Outdoor Science Education on School Grounds
        August 07, 2017 NGSS for Middle School Teachers
        June 03, 2017 Action Research Conference: Communities of Practice Around Elementary Science Education
        June 01, 2017 OSTA Eclipse Workshop & Networking Event
        May 11, 2017 Secondary Science Unconference-May 11th
        May 03, 2017 1st Grade NGSS Aligned Life Science: Biomimicry Unit Support Session
        April 29, 2017 NGSS Earth Science for Middle School Science Teachers
        April 27, 2017 2nd Grade NGSS Aligned Life Science: Diversity of Life: What are Plants Up To?
        April 24, 2017 1st Grade NGSS Aligned Life Science: Biomimicry Unit Support Session
        April 20, 2017 Secondary Science Unconference
        April 20, 2017 2nd Grade NGSS Aligned Life Science: Diversity of Life: What are Plants Up To?
        March 18, 2017 NGSS Life Science for Middle School Science Teachers
        February 16, 2017 Secondary Science Unconference-Feb. 16th
        February 11, 2017 NGSS Physical Science for Middle School Science Teachers
        February 02, 2017 1st Grade NGSS Aligned Physical Science: Light and Sound Waves Unit Support Session
        January 31, 2017 Get Your Hands on Science!
        January 25, 2017 2nd Grade NGSS Aligned Physical Science-Matter Unit: Frozen Puddles/Melting Chocolate
        January 25, 2017 2nd Grade NGSS Aligned Physical Science-Matter Unit: Frozen Puddles/Melting Chocolate
        January 23, 2017 1st Grade NGSS Aligned Physical Science: Light and Sound Waves Unit Support Session
        November 11, 2016 Elementary Day @ NSTA
        November 10, 2016 OSTA/WSTA Awards Program @ OMSI
        November 09, 2016 Using Science to Promote Language and Literacy for All Elementary Students
        November 09, 2016 Physics for the Next Generation
        November 09, 2016 Chemistry for the Next Generation
        November 09, 2016 Biology for the Next Generation
        November 09, 2016 NGSS for Middle School Science Teachers
        October 13, 2016 Secondary Science Unconference
        October 12, 2016 1st Grade NGSS Aligned Earth/Space Science: Patterns of the Sun, Moon, Stars Unit Support Session
        October 10, 2016 2nd Grade NGSS Aligned Earth Science: Changes to the Land Unit Support Session
        October 06, 2016 2nd Grade NGSS Aligned Earth Science: Changes to the Land Unit Support Session
        October 06, 2016 1st Grade NGSS Aligned Earth/Space Science: Patterns of the Sun, Moon, Stars Unit Support Session
        August 26, 2016 Kindergarten NGSS Workshop @ High Desert ESD
        August 26, 2016 Living on the edge… of the Cascadia subduction zone: Teacher professional development for a schools-based slinky seismometer network for Lane County, Oregon schools.
        August 17, 2016 Kindergarten NGSS Workshop @ Lane ESD
        August 09, 2016 NGSS for Middle School Science Teachers
        August 05, 2016 Kindergarten NGSS Workshop @SOU
        June 25, 2016 OSTA Board Kinder NGSS Training
        May 25, 2016 GAPS Elementary Unconference
        May 21, 2016 Integrating Common Core with Outdoor Science Education
        May 19, 2016 Living at the Edge of the Cascadia Subduction Zone: Teacher Professional Development for a Schools-Based Slinky Seismometer Network for Lane County, Oregon Schools
        May 17, 2016 Regional K-12 Unconference
        May 14, 2016 Living at the Edge of the Cascadia Subduction Zone: Teacher Professional Development for a Schools-Based Slinky Seismometer Network for the Coos Bay Region
        May 12, 2016 All Standards, All Students: Utilizing Rich Language and Rigorous Science Instruction to Ensure Equitable Access for All Students
        May 12, 2016 PDU Certificate Request for All Standards, All Students
        May 03, 2016 Climate Reality with Bill Bradbury
        April 28, 2016 High School Science Unconference
        April 14, 2016 Region 1 Social and ISEP Lecture
        April 13, 2016 Kindergarten NGSS Aligned Life Science Unit Support Session
        April 04, 2016 Kindergarten NGSS Aligned Life Science Unit Support Session
        March 10, 2016 LEGO Robotics Workshop
        February 04, 2016 Science Education UnConference
        January 25, 2016 Kindergarten NGSS Aligned Force and Motion Unit Support Session
        January 13, 2016 High School Science Unconference
        October 17, 2015 2015 Awards Banquet
        October 17, 2015 2015 OSTA Fall Conference
        October 17, 2015 2015 OSTA Fall Conference Exhibitor Registration
        October 16, 2015 2015 Pre-Conference Tours
        October 16, 2015 2015 Pre-Conference Workshops
        September 30, 2015 Chemistry & Physics Unconference
        May 16, 2015 Region 4 Gathering
        May 09, 2015 Region 1 Meeting @ Intel STEM Center
        April 18, 2015 Region 1 Meeting @ OMSI
        March 07, 2015 Region 1 Meeting @ Mt. Hood Community College
        February 28, 2015 Region 1 Meeting @ Lewis & Clark College
        February 26, 2015 Region 6 Meeting @ Crux Fermentation Project
        February 21, 2015 Region 1 Meeting @ OMSI
        February 12, 2015 OSTA Social before Theodore Gray's Linus Pauling Lecture
        January 10, 2015 Region 2 meeting
        October 10, 2014 2014 Awards Banquet
        October 10, 2014 Exhibitor Registration for 2014 OSTA Conference
        October 10, 2014 2014 OSTA Fall Conference
        April 26, 2014 Board Meeting
        March 08, 2014 NSTA Virtual Conference--NGSS practices in action
        March 07, 2014 Annual Retreat
        February 07, 2014 Annual Retreat
        November 09, 2013 OSTA Board Meeting
        October 24, 2013 OSTA/WSTA Awards Reception
        October 24, 2013 NSTA Conference
        October 05, 2013 OSTA Board Meeting
        June 15, 2013 OSTA Board Meeting
        May 17, 2013 Imagine Tomorrow Competition
        May 15, 2013 STEM FORUM & EXPO--Early Registration deadline April 19.
        May 04, 2013 OSTA Board Meeting
        March 22, 2013 NOBCCHE WEST REGIONAL MEETING
        March 21, 2013 Marquam Hill Lectures-OHSU-Biology
        March 16, 2013 14th Annual Brain Awareness Season
        January 11, 2013 Annual Retreat

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