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OSTA 62nd Annual Conference on Science Education

Saturday, November 2, 2024

Roosevelt Middle School,

Eugene, Oregon

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

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2024 Conference Theme: Uniquely Oregon

Oregon is such a special place. Our varied geography, many cultures, and ways of knowing provide many commonalities among our thirteen regions, and outside of the state. Of course there are many differences too, and that’s what makes Oregon so special. So unique. In that spirit this year’s conference will highlight some of the incredible science and science teaching happening in our state inspired by several popular and uniquely Oregonian offerings from OPB.

Have fun connecting with what makes your region and your own science teaching fun and unique! We look forward to our time together in Eugene on Saturday, November 2, 2024!


  • Oregon Field Guide: Part of Oregon’s bounty is its natural wonders! We are so lucky to have incredible natural phenomena all across the state, from the coast to the Steens! What is happening in your part of the state? What are your unique teaching and engagement strategies? What are the local phenomena you and your students are interested in and working with? What’s happening outside of our classrooms - in school gardens, on field trips, at Outdoor School? Sessions in this thread will connect with questions like these, or you might make your own unique connections.

  • Oregon Experience: The land we call Oregon has a rich history since time immemorial. What issues and events have shaped, and are shaping, the landscape of your science teaching and of students science learning? In what ways have you connected our changing weather and climate science to your students? How have you involved your community in scientific endeavors? How has traditional ecological knowledge been shared with your students? How have you incorporated our Tribal History/ Shared History lessons in your classrooms? Sessions in this thread will connect with questions like these, or you might make your own unique connections.

  • All Science, No Fiction: We are fortunate to have a robust and innovative scientific research and engineering community in Oregon. From businesses and backyard projects to colleges and universities across the state, solutions-oriented work is setting the scene for our well being and satisfying our curiosity along the way. What makes you wonder? What problems are you and your students curious about? What’s going on in your local science community? How are you approaching challenging topics such as climate change with hope? Sessions in this thread will connect with questions like these, or you might make your own unique connections.

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  Through September 30  

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Through October 26

October 27 through

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