We’re just one short week away from the Orlando NSTA 2014 Area Conference on Science Education. We’ll be making ourselves at home at the Orange County Convention Center in sunny Orlando, Florida, November 6–8, 2014. We invite you to join us as we explore Science: Adventures into the Future. Conference strands will focus on elementary science education, environmental explorations, and STEM connections.
We’ll kick things off on Thursday morning (November 6) with our keynote presentation Michael DiSpezio at 9:15 am. Lauded for his interactive presentations, DiSpezio has hosted more than 60 broadcasts of the Jason Project, The Discovery channel, PBS, MTV, and the Weather Channel just to name a few. A former marine biologist, he has co-authored several dozen science textbooks that are used in K–12 classrooms and several dozen trade books on science topics ranging from critical-thinking puzzles to HIV awareness. After completing his graduate studies at the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, he worked as a research assistant for Nobel laureate Albert Szent-Györgyi. With a master’s degree in biology from Boston University, he extended his passion for education as a K–12 classroom teacher for nearly 10 years.
Programming-wise, we’ve hand-selected and vetted more than 200 unique sessions, workshops, and presentations resulting in a diverse range of programming with something for everyone—from classroom teachers to administrators and informal educators at all age levels and interests. You can check out all the sessions online via the Session Browser or view the program (pdf).
We would also like to recognize and thank our outstanding Exhibitors who have lots of exciting hands-on activities in store for you. We have over 90 unique exhibits to visit and have put together nearly three pages of highlighted activities taking place in the Exhibit Hall over the course of the conference. You can also review all of the Exhibitors by taking a spin around the online floor plan, which includes a roster of exhibitors, a description of what they’ll be featuring, and where they’re located in the Exhibit Hall.
For the latest conference information, download the Orlando Conference App. If you’re not already registered, there is still time to join us and you can register online 24/7. We’re excited to see you next week!
Today’s guest blogger is Jason Sheldrake, Assistant Executive Director, National Science Teachers Association. For question about the Richmond exhibits, please contact Jason at email@example.com; or contact Jeffrey LeGrand, NSTA Exhibits and Advertising Associate, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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