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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

    • October 10, 2023
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, The Dalles
    Register

    The Columbia Gorge STEM Hub, the Columbia Gorge ESD, and the Oregon Science Teachers Association invites Pre-K-12 educators and their families to enjoy an informal evening of networking, connection, and fun at the Teachers Night Out! Networking and Resource Fair at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum, The Dalles, on Tuesday, October 10th, from 5-7pm.

    Many booths from sponsors and others will showcase resources available to you and your students. Learn about organizational memberships, granting opportunities, free resources, field trip ideas, professional development, and so much more. 

    Enjoy free museum admission and refreshments, including a desert bar while visiting with colleagues and perusing the booths and exhibits. 

    Please RSVP by registering here, or you can go to:    bit.ly/2023-TNO

     

    • October 13, 2023
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Gresham High School, 1200 North Main Avenue, Gresham, OR 97030
    Register

    Friday Workshops and Field Trips-*please note that the time/cost/location for each event can be different. Specific travel and other details will be sent ~1-week prior to the event. 

    Click Register in the Lower Left of the screen (blue box). You register for the Workshop/Fieldtrips that you want to attend and then click Next (another blue box), then click "Invoice Me." 

    To add additional events, click on New Registration. When done you may pay online, or print an invoice to give to your school district.  You may cancel a registration for a full refund through 10/6/23. 

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    Please contact Stephen Scannell, Conference Chair, if you have issues and/or questions (president@oregonscience.org)


    • October 14, 2023
    • 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Gresham High School, 1200 N Main Avenue, Gresham, OR 97030
    Register

    Oregon Science Teachers Association 61st Annual Fall Conference on Science Education

    Saturday, October 14, 2023

    Gresham High School
    Gresham , 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

      2023 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.

      Link to 2023 Exhibitor Session Proposal Form 


      • October 14, 2023
      • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
      • Gresham High School, 1200 N Main Ave, Gresham, OR 97030
      Register

      The Oregon Science Teachers Association
      2023 Fall Conference on Science Education

      Saturday, October 14, 2023

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

      This conference registration is for Saturday Only.  Sign up for Workshops, field trips and special events separately.

      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.

      Will your district be paying?

      • Complete your registration, then select the "invoice me" button.
      • Please forward the invoice that will be emailed to you to the person in your district or organization who would be responsible for paying your registration.
      • They may click on the link to pay the invoice online, or mail a check to:

      OSTA 2023 Conference,

      4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd, #1025

      Portland, OR 97214

      For your school district or organization to Pay via credit/debit card:
      • We can organize a single payment for multiple teachers at your district via a district credit or debit card.
      • Please email us at registrar@oregonscience.org with the names of your teachers, and we can send you a single invoice to pay online.
      • We can also help you pay via debit/credit card for single teachers as well.  Just email us and we will get back to you.

        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 14, 2023
        • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
        • Sweet Betty's Bistro, 543 NW 12th St, Gresham
        • 45
        Register

        Join your colleagues as we celebrate the participants, awardees, volunteers, and special guests who have been part of the 2023 OSTA Fall conference. 

        The banquet will take place at Sweet Betty's Bistro, 543 NW 12th St, Gresham, OR, 97030 (located in Gresham Station, north of Best Buy, and bordering the MAX tracks).  A no-host bar will be available.

        Dinner will be served at 6pm and and there will be a time for special remarks and acknowledgements. The menu for dinner is centered around a taco bar and will accommodate vegans, vegetarians, and gluten-free guests.

        You may register guests during the registration process.


        Adults: $50
        Children (3-12): $20
        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
        2021 Awards Celebration 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 10 days before the event. Email requests to the registrar at registrar@oregonscience.org. Mailed requests are to be sent to the address above.

        • October 15, 2023
        • Gresham High School, 1200 N Main Ave, Gresham, OR 97030
        Register

        2023 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

      Past events

      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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