Conferences and Upcoming Events

Watch this space for OSTA-sponsored conferences and events. For non OSTA-sponsored science education events around Oregon, visit our Oregon Science Calendar

Upcoming events

    • October 11, 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Rogue Brewer's on the Bay, 2320 SE Marine Science Dr, Newport, OR 97365
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    Join us at the Rogue Brewer's on the Bay for Early Registration/Happy Hour for light appetizers and beverages. Network with your colleagues attending the OSTA conference, check in and collect conference registration materials.

    Three Complimentary Brewery Tours will go out every 45 min to take people through the brewery, museum, and distillery.

    This event is open to everyone, OSTA Member or not. However, we respectfully request that if you are, or have been, an OSTA member, that you log in to the website before registering for this event. 

    Paying with a credit or debit card?
    Complete the online registration.  Click the "Pay online" button. This will take you to PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, just check out as a guest.

    Paying by check?
    Complete the online registration and click on the "invoice me button."  Print the invoice that will be e-mailed to you. Make your check payable to OSTA. Mail the printed invoice with your check to the Conference Registrar at the following address:

    Oregon Science Teachers Association
    2018 Fall Conference Registration
    4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd, #1025
    Portland, OR 97214-5246

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

    Refund/Cancellation Policy: Cancellation and refund requests must be made in writing and be postmarked or timestamped 14 days before the event. Email requests to the registrar at registrar@oregonscience.org. Mailed requests are to be sent to the address above.

    • October 12, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Newport Middle School, 825 NE 7th St, Newport, OR 97365
    Register

    Oregon Science Teachers Association 57th Annual Fall Conference on Science Education
    in partnership with
    The Oregon Coast Aquarium Coastal Learning Symposium

    Making Waves: Bringing 3D Teaching, Learning and Assessment Ashore
    Newport Middle School
    Newport , Oregon

    OSTA's advertising campaign has begun.  Get your organization's name on our conference page as confirmed by completing your registration.

     

    In addition to exhibiting at the conference, there are many sponsorship opportunities that can get your organization’s name and logo in the conference advertising on our web page, in email blasts and printed mailing. We will be sending electronic advertising at least twice a month leading up to the conference to our contact list of 2,000 plus.

      To pay using a credit/debit card, complete the online registration. Click the "Pay online" button. This will take you to PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, just check out as a guest.

      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
      2018 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.

      • October 12, 2018
      • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
      • Newport Middle School, 825 NE 7th St, Newport, OR 97365
      Register



      2018 Costal Learning Symposium

      This event registration is restricted to Lincoln County School District.

      Registration Code required.

      • October 12, 2018
      • 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
      • Newport Middle School, 825 NE 7th St, Newport, OR 97365
      Register

      The Oregon Science Teachers Association
      in partnership with the
      Oregon Coast Aquarium Costal Learning Symposium
      2018 Fall Conference on Science Education

      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. This will take you to PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, just check out as a guest.

      Paying by check?
      Complete the online registration and click on the "invoice me button."  Print the invoice that will be e-mailed to you. Make your check payable to OSTA. Mail the printed invoice with your check to the Conference Registrar at the following address:

      Oregon Science Teachers Association
      2018 Fall Conference Registration
      4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd, #1025
      Portland, OR 97214-5246

      Will your district be paying?

      • Each individual completes the online registration and clicks on the "invoice me" button.
      • Print the invoice that will be emailed.
      • Submit the invoice(s) to your district for payment prior to the conference.

      To districts sending teachers or groups of teachers:

      • Gather all invoices from individual registrants.
      • Include with your payment each registrant name along with their invoice number.
      • Send your payment to OSTA Registrar at the address above.
      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.

      • October 12, 2018
      • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
      • Oregon Coast Aquarium, 2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd, Newport, OR 97365
      Register

      Join your colleagues as we celebrate science educators who have demonstrated professional excellence at the Oregon Coast Aquarium.

      Doors will open at 5:30pm. Dinner will be served at 6pm and the awards program will start at 6:46pm. The menu for dinner will accommodate vegans, vegetarians, and gluten-free guests.

      After the event enjoy an evening exploring the Aquarium.

      You may register guests during the registration process.

      Adults: $30
      Children (3-12): $15
      Children under 3 are free

      This event is open to everyone, OSTA Member or not. However, we respectfully request that if you are, or have been, an OSTA member, that you log in to the website before registering for this event. 

      Paying with a credit or debit card?
      Complete the online registration.  Click the "Pay online" button. This will take you to PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, just check out as a guest.

      Paying by check?
      Complete the online registration and click on the "invoice me button."  Print the invoice that will be e-mailed to you. Make your check payable to OSTA. Mail the printed invoice with your check to the Conference Registrar at the following address:

      Oregon Science Teachers Association
      2018 Fall Conference Registration
      4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd, #1025
      Portland, OR 97214-5246

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

      Refund/Cancellation Policy: Cancellation and refund requests must be made in writing and be postmarked or timestamped 14 days before the event. Email requests to the registrar at registrar@oregonscience.org. Mailed requests are to be sent to the address above.

      • October 13, 2018
      • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
      • Hatfield Marine Science Center, 2030 SE Marine Science Dr, Newport, OR 97365
      • 54
      Register

      Discover estuaries and the critical habitat they provide as we explore plant and animal life along the Yaquina Bay. Collect and observe a variety of organisms found in the unique environment of mudflats, and learn about their adaptations. In addition we will collect organisms to examine further in our wet lab. Learn about current research being conducted and help collect data for use by researchers. Boots and rain gear are highly recommended for this program - no flip flops!


      This event is open to everyone, OSTA Member or not. However, we respectfully request that if you are, or have been, an OSTA member, that you log in to the website before registering for this event. 

      Paying with a credit or debit card?
      Complete the online registration.  Click the "Pay online" button. This will take you to PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, just check out as a guest.

      Paying by check?
      Complete the online registration and click on the "invoice me button."  Print the invoice that will be e-mailed to you. Make your check payable to OSTA. Mail the printed invoice with your check to the Conference Registrar at the following address:

      Oregon Science Teachers Association
      2018 Fall Conference Registration
      4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd, #1025
      Portland, OR 97214-5246

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

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

      • October 13, 2018
      • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
      • Oregon Coast Aquarium, 2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd, Newport, OR
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      How does the Aquarium care for a swarm of stinging jellies, a five-hundred pound California Sea Lion, a waddling brown pelican and dozens of toothy sharks? Travel behind the scenes with us to explore the ins and outs of caring for over 15,000 animals every day. After an hour behind the scenes, enjoy a guided walk through our galleries and nature trail led by Aquarium staff.


      This event is open to everyone, OSTA Member or not. However, we respectfully request that if you are, or have been, an OSTA member, that you log in to the website before registering for this event. 

      Paying with a credit or debit card?
      Complete the online registration.  Click the "Pay online" button. This will take you to PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, just check out as a guest.

      Paying by check?
      Complete the online registration and click on the "invoice me button."  Print the invoice that will be e-mailed to you. Make your check payable to OSTA. Mail the printed invoice with your check to the Conference Registrar at the following address:

      Oregon Science Teachers Association
      2018 Fall Conference Registration
      4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd, #1025
      Portland, OR 97214-5246

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

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

      • October 13, 2018
      • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
      • OMSI Camp Gray, 3400 SW Abalone St, South Beach, OR
      • 24
      Register

      Come to Outdoor School! Join OMSI Outdoors staff at Camp Gray for a tour of our facility and programming before heading out on a coastal ecology field study.

      This event is open to everyone, OSTA Member or not. However, we respectfully request that if you are, or have been, an OSTA member, that you log in to the website before registering for this event. 

      Paying with a credit or debit card?
      Complete the online registration.  Click the "Pay online" button. This will take you to PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, just check out as a guest.

      Paying by check?
      Complete the online registration and click on the "invoice me button."  Print the invoice that will be e-mailed to you. Make your check payable to OSTA. Mail the printed invoice with your check to the Conference Registrar at the following address:

      Oregon Science Teachers Association
      2018 Fall Conference Registration
      4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd, #1025
      Portland, OR 97214-5246

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

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

      • October 13, 2018
      • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
      • Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, 750 NW Lighthouse Rd, Newport, OR
      • 29
      Register

      From exploring tide pools teeming with life to witnessing Oregon's tallest lighthouse, there is something for every visitor at Yaquina Head.

      Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area extends out from the Oregon coast, one mile into the Pacific Ocean. Standing 93 feet tall at the westernmost point of the basalt headland, the lighthouse has been a bright beacon of the night, guiding ships and their supplies along the west coast since the light was first lit on August 20, 1873.

      The interpretive center features exhibits on seabirds and marine life as well as human history from the headland. You can see the wheelhouse of an historic ship, check out a recreated rocky island and its inhabitants, and witness a full scale replica of the lighthouse lantern. All BLM exhibits and interpretive specialists deliver the rich history of Yaquina Head.

      This event is open to everyone, OSTA Member or not. However, we respectfully request that if you are, or have been, an OSTA member, that you log in to the website before registering for this event. 

      Paying with a credit or debit card?
      Complete the online registration.  Click the "Pay online" button. This will take you to PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, just check out as a guest.

      Paying by check?
      Complete the online registration and click on the "invoice me button."  Print the invoice that will be e-mailed to you. Make your check payable to OSTA. Mail the printed invoice with your check to the Conference Registrar at the following address:

      Oregon Science Teachers Association
      2018 Fall Conference Registration
      4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd, #1025
      Portland, OR 97214-5246

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

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

      • October 13, 2018
      • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
      • Newport Middle School, 825 NE 7th St, Newport, OR 97365
      • 23
      Register

      During this workshop we will explore how a series of lessons can be used to explain an anchoring phenomenon on matter. Lessons will be three-dimensional – including the three components of NGSS: Cross-Cutting Concepts, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Scientific and Engineering Practices. Teachers will conduct investigations and then apply what they have learned in a chemical engineering task. You will walk away with strategies to engage students that can be used right away on any unit that you are developing.

      Instructors:
      Susan Holveck, Beaverton School District
      Berkeley Gadbaw, Catlin Gabel School

      Audience: Middle School

      This event is open to everyone, OSTA Member or not. However, we respectfully request that if you are, or have been, an OSTA member, that you log in to the website before registering for this event. 

      Paying with a credit or debit card?
      Complete the online registration.  Click the "Pay online" button. This will take you to PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, just check out as a guest.

      Paying by check?
      Complete the online registration and click on the "invoice me button."  Print the invoice that will be e-mailed to you. Make your check payable to OSTA. Mail the printed invoice with your check to the Conference Registrar at the following address:

      Oregon Science Teachers Association
      2018 Fall Conference Registration
      4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd, #1025
      Portland, OR 97214-5246

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

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

      • October 13, 2018
      • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
      • Newport Middle School, 825 NE 7th St, Newport, OR 97365
      • 18
      Register

      Students design their own chewy candy to understand how intermolecular forces affect bulk properties.

      Instructor: Andrea Leech, Benson Polytechnic High School
      Audience: High School

      This event is open to everyone, OSTA Member or not. However, we respectfully request that if you are, or have been, an OSTA member, that you log in to the website before registering for this event. 

      Paying with a credit or debit card?
      Complete the online registration.  Click the "Pay online" button. This will take you to PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, just check out as a guest.

      Paying by check?
      Complete the online registration and click on the "invoice me button."  Print the invoice that will be e-mailed to you. Make your check payable to OSTA. Mail the printed invoice with your check to the Conference Registrar at the following address:

      Oregon Science Teachers Association
      2018 Fall Conference Registration
      4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd, #1025
      Portland, OR 97214-5246

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

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

      • October 13, 2018
      • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
      • Newport Middle School, 825 NE 7th St, Newport, OR 97365
      • 21
      Register

      Creating a learning experience for all students to meet all standards is hard work and should not be done in isolation. Moving science instruction forward at the elementary level can be difficult given school and district constraints, barriers, and limitations when literacy is often the primary focus. What if we used the wonder of science to engage students in a meaningful pursuit of knowledge, to think and act like scientists, thus providing the impetus needed to promote language and literacy? What if we collaborated using the Next Generation Science Standards as the instructional framework for integration to develop language and literacy in all students, but especially our English Learners?

          This workshop builds off of the learnings of the Math Science Partnership Grant: Expansion of K-6 NGSS Science Instructional Specialists and Beaverton School District NGSS units. Experience active engagement of phenomenon-based activities throughout this session with modeling by classroom teachers. Receive support on how to have your students be captivated, capable and committed learners who are scientifically literate! Using research based instructional strategies and classroom tested learning experiences, workshop participants will go through a coherent and cohesive plan for how to move science instruction into the next generation where rigorous science and rich language support each other.

      Instructor: Carol Biskupic-Knight, Beaverton School District

      Audience: Elementary

      This event is open to everyone, OSTA Member or not. However, we respectfully request that if you are, or have been, an OSTA member, that you log in to the website before registering for this event. 

      Paying with a credit or debit card?
      Complete the online registration.  Click the "Pay online" button. This will take you to PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, just check out as a guest.

      Paying by check?
      Complete the online registration and click on the "invoice me button."  Print the invoice that will be e-mailed to you. Make your check payable to OSTA. Mail the printed invoice with your check to the Conference Registrar at the following address:

      Oregon Science Teachers Association
      2018 Fall Conference Registration
      4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd, #1025
      Portland, OR 97214-5246

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

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

      • October 13, 2018
      • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • Hatfield Marine Science Center, 2030 SE Marine Science Dr, Newport, OR 97365
      • 28
      Register

      Use plankton nets to collect samples from the Yaquina Bay, then identify plankton using microscopes in this combination field and lab program. Students will learn about the importance of plankton to the survival of all marine organisms and observe filter feeders consuming plankton in this hands-on program. Boots are required for this program as students need to wade into the estuary to collect plankton samples, rain gear recommended.

      This event is open to everyone, OSTA Member or not. However, we respectfully request that if you are, or have been, an OSTA member, that you log in to the website before registering for this event. 

      Paying with a credit or debit card?
      Complete the online registration.  Click the "Pay online" button. This will take you to PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, just check out as a guest.

      Paying by check?
      Complete the online registration and click on the "invoice me button."  Print the invoice that will be e-mailed to you. Make your check payable to OSTA. Mail the printed invoice with your check to the Conference Registrar at the following address:

      Oregon Science Teachers Association
      2018 Fall Conference Registration
      4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd, #1025
      Portland, OR 97214-5246

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

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

      • October 13, 2018
      • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • Oregon Coast Aquarium, 2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd, Newport, OR
      • 3
      Register

      How does the Aquarium care for a swarm of stinging jellies, a five-hundred pound California Sea Lion, a waddling brown pelican and dozens of toothy sharks? Travel behind the scenes with us to explore the ins and outs of caring for over 15,000 animals every day. After an hour behind the scenes, enjoy a guided walk through our galleries and nature trail led by Aquarium staff.


      This event is open to everyone, OSTA Member or not. However, we respectfully request that if you are, or have been, an OSTA member, that you log in to the website before registering for this event. 

      Paying with a credit or debit card?
      Complete the online registration.  Click the "Pay online" button. This will take you to PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, just check out as a guest.

      Paying by check?
      Complete the online registration and click on the "invoice me button."  Print the invoice that will be e-mailed to you. Make your check payable to OSTA. Mail the printed invoice with your check to the Conference Registrar at the following address:

      Oregon Science Teachers Association
      2018 Fall Conference Registration
      4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd, #1025
      Portland, OR 97214-5246

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

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

      • October 13, 2018
      • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • Marine Discovery Tours, 345 SW Bay Boulevard, Newport, OR
      • 44
      Register

      Enjoy the incredible scenery of our bay, river, and coastline featuring the largest fishing fleet on the Oregon Coast, our historic bridge, a beautiful lighthouse, and fun activities aboard for all ages! Learn about our local fisheries and help deploy a trawl net in order to get a closer look at what our wonderful estuary has to offer! We need your help in this fun and educational fishing activity! We love to look for all kinds of wildlife, everything from tiny plankton, to crabs and birds - even marine mammals!

      This event is open to everyone, OSTA Member or not. However, we respectfully request that if you are, or have been, an OSTA member, that you log in to the website before registering for this event. 

      Paying with a credit or debit card?
      Complete the online registration.  Click the "Pay online" button. This will take you to PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, just check out as a guest.

      Paying by check?
      Complete the online registration and click on the "invoice me button."  Print the invoice that will be e-mailed to you. Make your check payable to OSTA. Mail the printed invoice with your check to the Conference Registrar at the following address:

      Oregon Science Teachers Association
      2018 Fall Conference Registration
      4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd, #1025
      Portland, OR 97214-5246

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

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

      • October 13, 2018
      • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • Beverly Beach State Park, 198 NE 123rd St, Newport, OR
      • 24
      Register

      Attendees will experience a typical introductory watershed science field trip that will feature a fish dissection, macro-invertebrate collection/analysis, water quality monitoring, riparian plants, and wildlife. Handouts and contact information will be provided to help you plan a field trip for your students.

      This event is open to everyone, OSTA Member or not. However, we respectfully request that if you are, or have been, an OSTA member, that you log in to the website before registering for this event. 

      Paying with a credit or debit card?
      Complete the online registration.  Click the "Pay online" button. This will take you to PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, just check out as a guest.

      Paying by check?
      Complete the online registration and click on the "invoice me button."  Print the invoice that will be e-mailed to you. Make your check payable to OSTA. Mail the printed invoice with your check to the Conference Registrar at the following address:

      Oregon Science Teachers Association
      2018 Fall Conference Registration
      4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd, #1025
      Portland, OR 97214-5246

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

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

      • October 13, 2018
      • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • Newport Middle School, 825 NE 7th St, Newport, OR 97365
      • 23
      Register

      The Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science (TIES) is a network of over 50 teachers providing free workshops for middle school science teachers. We’ve presented 75 workshops in 33 states in just three years. The workshop for the OSTA Annual Conference would include the following components:

      1. A bell ringer activity
      2. A slide presentation addressing middle school evolution standards (free for the participants and full of valuable web links and active learning ideas)
      3. A tour of the TIES Online Learning Page (with dozens of free videos, hands-on labs, online games and links to informative evolution websites)
      4. A hands-on activity on natural selection titled, This Lab is for the Birds which focuses on data collection and analysis (patterned after Peter and Rosemary Grants Galapagos Finch research)

      Instructor: Kathryn Green, Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science

      Audience: Middle School

      This event is open to everyone, OSTA Member or not. However, we respectfully request that if you are, or have been, an OSTA member, that you log in to the website before registering for this event. 

      Paying with a credit or debit card?
      Complete the online registration.  Click the "Pay online" button. This will take you to PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, just check out as a guest.

      Paying by check?
      Complete the online registration and click on the "invoice me button."  Print the invoice that will be e-mailed to you. Make your check payable to OSTA. Mail the printed invoice with your check to the Conference Registrar at the following address:

      Oregon Science Teachers Association
      2018 Fall Conference Registration
      4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd, #1025
      Portland, OR 97214-5246

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

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

      • October 13, 2018
      • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • Newport Middle School, 825 NE 7th St, Newport, OR 97365
      • 12
      Register

      Participants will learn the foundational technique of fish printing and discuss how this art/science form can be enhance classroom learning. This 2 hour class is limited to 12 individuals. Everything is provided, but participants should come with a spirit of adventure and learning.

      Instructor:
      Bruce Koike, Little Pond Nature Prints

      Audience: General Audiences

      This event is open to everyone, OSTA Member or not. However, we respectfully request that if you are, or have been, an OSTA member, that you log in to the website before registering for this event. 

      Paying with a credit or debit card?
      Complete the online registration.  Click the "Pay online" button. This will take you to PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, just check out as a guest.

      Paying by check?
      Complete the online registration and click on the "invoice me button."  Print the invoice that will be e-mailed to you. Make your check payable to OSTA. Mail the printed invoice with your check to the Conference Registrar at the following address:

      Oregon Science Teachers Association
      2018 Fall Conference Registration
      4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd, #1025
      Portland, OR 97214-5246

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

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

      • October 13, 2018
      • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • Newport Middle School, 825 NE 7th St, Newport, OR 97365
      • 23
      Register

      In this three hour workshop, participants will engage in the anchoring phenomenon of declining urban biodiversity both locally and globally by exploring the essential question: How does the increase in the size of human populations impact biodiversity and how can we reduce those impacts? 

      Participants will conduct a leaf litter biodiversity inquiry as well as a conservation engineering project.

      A full unit covering HS-LS2-1, 2-2, 2-6, and 2-7 will be reviewed and shared with participants.

      NGSS Connections: This workshop will engage participants in the disciplinary core ideas of Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience; Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems; and Human Impacts on Earth Systems. Crosscutting concepts highlighted include Scale, Proportion and Quantity as well as Stability and Change. Most importantly, teachers will live the experience of the scientific and engineering practices of Designing an Investigation, Arguing from Evidence, and Designing, Evaluating, and Refining a Solution.

      Instructors: 

      Caitlin Everett, STEM Specialist, Beaverton School District and Senior Projects and Professional Development Coordinator, Portland Metro STEM Partnership

      Jessy Chamberlain, Biology teacher, Southridge High School, Beaverton School District

      This event is open to everyone, OSTA Member or not. However, we respectfully request that if you are, or have been, an OSTA member, that you log in to the website before registering for this event. 

      Paying with a credit or debit card?
      Complete the online registration.  Click the "Pay online" button. This will take you to PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, just check out as a guest.

      Paying by check?
      Complete the online registration and click on the "invoice me button."  Print the invoice that will be e-mailed to you. Make your check payable to OSTA. Mail the printed invoice with your check to the Conference Registrar at the following address:

      Oregon Science Teachers Association
      2018 Fall Conference Registration
      4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd, #1025
      Portland, OR 97214-5246

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

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

      • October 13, 2018
      • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • Newport Middle School, 825 NE 7th St, Newport, OR 97365
      • 24
      Register
      Learn how to create and design science lessons using 3-Dimensional Learning Strategies all the while implementing the Next Generation Science Standards.  Participants will engage in a fun and hands-on learning environment using data collection techniques and work in a collaborative manner

      Instructor: Texas Instruments

      Audience: General 

      This event is open to everyone, OSTA Member or not. However, we respectfully request that if you are, or have been, an OSTA member, that you log in to the website before registering for this event. 

      Paying with a credit or debit card?
      Complete the online registration.  Click the "Pay online" button. This will take you to PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, just check out as a guest.

      Paying by check?
      Complete the online registration and click on the "invoice me button."  Print the invoice that will be e-mailed to you. Make your check payable to OSTA. Mail the printed invoice with your check to the Conference Registrar at the following address:

      Oregon Science Teachers Association
      2018 Fall Conference Registration
      4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd, #1025
      Portland, OR 97214-5246

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

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

    Past events

    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 Hawks View Cellars Tour
    October 13, 2017 Stickman Brewery Tour
    October 13, 2017 An In-Depth Tour of Vernier Software & Technology
    October 13, 2017 Integrating Science with Design & Invention: Music Waves & Vibes
    October 13, 2017 3D Scanning and Printing
    October 13, 2017 NGSS through the Lens of STEM and the Scientific and Engineering Practices
    October 13, 2017 NGSS for Middle School Data Informed Engineering
    October 13, 2017 Biology for the Next Generation
    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 NGSS for Middle School Space Science
    October 13, 2017 How Are You Hearing Me? Engaging Students in a 3D NGSS Learning Progression
    October 13, 2017 NSTA Press: The Power of Questioning and Investigating
    October 13, 2017 Integrating Science with Design & Invention: Clean Water
    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 NGSS for Middle School Science Teachers
    November 09, 2016 Biology for the Next Generation
    November 09, 2016 Chemistry for the Next Generation
    November 09, 2016 Physics for the Next Generation
    November 09, 2016 Using Science to Promote Language and Literacy for All Elementary Students
    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 PDU Certificate Request for All Standards, All Students
    May 12, 2016 All Standards, All Students: Utilizing Rich Language and Rigorous Science Instruction to Ensure Equitable Access for 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 2014 OSTA Fall Conference
    October 10, 2014 Exhibitor Registration for 2014 OSTA 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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