October 2014 – Vol. 27 No. 2

CALENDAR

Nov
5
Wed
2014
After Dark: First Thursdays @ Exploratorium
Nov 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

ExploratoriumA ticket to Thursday evening adult-only hours does not guarantee admission to special programs with limited seating. Tickets for limited-capacity programs will be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. Please Note: Adults Only (18+)

Buying tickets in advance is strongly recommended; door sales are limited.

Experience life After Dark, an evening series exclusively for adults that mixes cocktails, conversation, and playful, innovative science and art events.

Not a theater, cabaret, or gallery, After Dark contains aspects of all three. Each evening showcases a different topic—from music to sex to electricity— but all include a cash bar and film screenings, plus an opportunity to play with our hundreds of hands-on exhibits. Join us and mingle with inventive scientists, artists, musicians, programmers, and designers. Enjoy live performances, provocative films, interesting music, cutting-edge technology, unexpected extravaganzas, and more, depending on each evening’s lineup. Leave the kids at home and meet friends or take a date. Where else can you find an intellectually stimulating playground for adults?

Nov
5
Wed
2014
After Dark: First Thursdays @ Exploratorium
Nov 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

ExploratoriumA ticket to Thursday evening adult-only hours does not guarantee admission to special programs with limited seating. Tickets for limited-capacity programs will be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. Please Note: Adults Only (18+)

Buying tickets in advance is strongly recommended; door sales are limited.

Experience life After Dark, an evening series exclusively for adults that mixes cocktails, conversation, and playful, innovative science and art events.

Not a theater, cabaret, or gallery, After Dark contains aspects of all three. Each evening showcases a different topic—from music to sex to electricity— but all include a cash bar and film screenings, plus an opportunity to play with our hundreds of hands-on exhibits. Join us and mingle with inventive scientists, artists, musicians, programmers, and designers. Enjoy live performances, provocative films, interesting music, cutting-edge technology, unexpected extravaganzas, and more, depending on each evening’s lineup. Leave the kids at home and meet friends or take a date. Where else can you find an intellectually stimulating playground for adults?

NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Nov 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

The East Bay Science Cafe @ Cafe Valparaiso
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Held the first Wednesday of every month in the Cafe Valparaiso on Solano Avenue in Albany from 7 to 9pm. 1403 Solano Ave., Albany, California 94706.

The East Bay Science Cafe is an informal forum for discussing interesting and relevant scientific issues. The goal is to encourage public engagement with science by inviting members of the scientific community to present topics for a casual evening of conversation. Cafes may vary in length and format depending upon the speaker and the topic. Audience questions are encouraged both during and after!

For more information or suggestions contact Monica Albe.

Like us on Facebook!

Nov
6
Thu
2014
Free Entry Day at the UC Botanical Gardens @ UC Berkely Botanical Garden
Nov 6 – Nov 7 all-day

Enjoy free admission to the UC Botanical Garden on the first Thursday of the month. Parking is limited. Docent-led tours for groups are not available on Free Thursdays. In order to minimize the impact on the plant collection, ensure the safety of visitors, and to provide your group with the best educational experience we do not admit groups larger than 18 students (+3 chaperones) on our “First Free Thursdays.” See http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/education/tours.shtml for group admission information.

For directions visit: http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/visit/plan_trip.shtml

Nov
7
Fri
2014
Project WET Workshop
Nov 7 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

SANTA CLARA VALLEY EDUCATORS! All Santa Clara County educators are invited to participate in this FREE Project WET training, which includes hand-on demonstrations of the lessons and activities in the Project WET Guide 2.0. Participants will become “immersed” in the world of water and experience it firsthand and be able to supplement classroom science work with a FREE copy of the Project WET Guide 2.0 upon completion. Mark your calendar for this workshop! To register, please contact Janet Hedley, Education Outreach: 408 630-2601 or JHedley@valleywater.org.

Nov
12
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Nov 12 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Nov
15
Sat
2014
Project WET Workshop
Nov 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY EDUCATORS! The Contra Costa County Water District invites you to this wonderful hands-on training and take-away materials for immediate use in your classroom. You’ll experience a wide-range of activities that will spark student interest through investigations of their own environment– all of which have been correlated to Common Core and Next Generation Science standards. An inspired start to the new school year in a beautiful, natural place! To register, please contact Gina Oltman, CCWD Education Coordinator, at (925) 688-8010 or goltman@ccwater.com.

Nov
19
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Nov 19 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Nov
26
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Nov 26 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Dec
3
Wed
2014
After Dark: First Thursdays @ Exploratorium
Dec 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

ExploratoriumA ticket to Thursday evening adult-only hours does not guarantee admission to special programs with limited seating. Tickets for limited-capacity programs will be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. Please Note: Adults Only (18+)

Buying tickets in advance is strongly recommended; door sales are limited.

Experience life After Dark, an evening series exclusively for adults that mixes cocktails, conversation, and playful, innovative science and art events.

Not a theater, cabaret, or gallery, After Dark contains aspects of all three. Each evening showcases a different topic—from music to sex to electricity— but all include a cash bar and film screenings, plus an opportunity to play with our hundreds of hands-on exhibits. Join us and mingle with inventive scientists, artists, musicians, programmers, and designers. Enjoy live performances, provocative films, interesting music, cutting-edge technology, unexpected extravaganzas, and more, depending on each evening’s lineup. Leave the kids at home and meet friends or take a date. Where else can you find an intellectually stimulating playground for adults?

NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Dec 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

The East Bay Science Cafe @ Cafe Valparaiso
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Held the first Wednesday of every month in the Cafe Valparaiso on Solano Avenue in Albany from 7 to 9pm. 1403 Solano Ave., Albany, California 94706.

The East Bay Science Cafe is an informal forum for discussing interesting and relevant scientific issues. The goal is to encourage public engagement with science by inviting members of the scientific community to present topics for a casual evening of conversation. Cafes may vary in length and format depending upon the speaker and the topic. Audience questions are encouraged both during and after!

For more information or suggestions contact Monica Albe.

Like us on Facebook!

Dec
4
Thu
2014
Free Entry Day at the UC Botanical Gardens @ UC Berkely Botanical Garden
Dec 4 – Dec 5 all-day

Enjoy free admission to the UC Botanical Garden on the first Thursday of the month. Parking is limited. Docent-led tours for groups are not available on Free Thursdays. In order to minimize the impact on the plant collection, ensure the safety of visitors, and to provide your group with the best educational experience we do not admit groups larger than 18 students (+3 chaperones) on our “First Free Thursdays.” See http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/education/tours.shtml for group admission information.

For directions visit: http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/visit/plan_trip.shtml

2014 NSTA Long Beach Area Conference – in Collaboration with CSTA @ Long Beach Convention Center
Dec 4 @ 8:00 am – Dec 6 @ 1:00 pm

CSTA is partnering with the National Science Teachers Association to produce the 2014 NSTA Long Beach Area Conference – in Collaboration with CSTA! There will be no California Science Education Conference in 2014.

Workshop and short course proposals are now being accepted! The deadline for proposals is January 15, 2014. Proposals can be submitted on the NSTA website here: http://www.nsta.org/conferences/sessions.aspx. Criteria for submission and detailed information is also available at that site.

As a part of the collaboration, CSTA and NSTA will be offering a joint membership (more information available soon) and CSTA members will enjoy member rates for conference registration.

CSTA Annual Meeting, Awards Presentation, and Keynote Address @ Long Beach Convention Center
Dec 4 @ 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation:

Join CSTA for the annual meeting of members! CSTA President, Laura Henriques will deliver an update on the state of the association and the state of science education in California. Following the annual meeting of members, CSTA will present the awards for the 2014 Future Science Teacher (Laurie Gillis), Margaret Nicholson Distinguished Service Award (Herb Brunkhorst), and Distinguished Contributions Award (Chevron and Water Education Foundation/California Project WET). CSTA and the California Department of Education (CDE) will together honor this year’s California State Finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) (Kirsten Johnson, Julie McGough, Stefanie Pechan, and Erica Rood) and the Awardee of the 2012 PAEMST (Alma Suney Park). Following the presentation of awards will be the keynote presentation by Stephen Pruitt of Achieve.

Using the Tools of the NGSS to Support Quality Science Instruction
Stephen L. Pruitt, Sr. Vice President, Achieve, Inc.

Join Stephen as he provides updates on the various NGSS tools under development and how to use them with teachers to provide a deeper understanding of the NGSS. For the past four years, Stephen has been leading the development of the NGSS. Between 2003 and 2010, he held various roles at the Georgia Department of Education, culminating with him being named chief of staff to the state school superintendent. He also served on the National Academies of Science’s Committee on Conceptual Framework for New Science Education Standards, which developed the NRC Framework.

Dec
10
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Dec 10 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Dec
17
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Dec 17 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Dec
24
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Dec 24 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Dec
31
Wed
2014
After Dark: First Thursdays @ Exploratorium
Dec 31 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

ExploratoriumA ticket to Thursday evening adult-only hours does not guarantee admission to special programs with limited seating. Tickets for limited-capacity programs will be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. Please Note: Adults Only (18+)

Buying tickets in advance is strongly recommended; door sales are limited.

Experience life After Dark, an evening series exclusively for adults that mixes cocktails, conversation, and playful, innovative science and art events.

Not a theater, cabaret, or gallery, After Dark contains aspects of all three. Each evening showcases a different topic—from music to sex to electricity— but all include a cash bar and film screenings, plus an opportunity to play with our hundreds of hands-on exhibits. Join us and mingle with inventive scientists, artists, musicians, programmers, and designers. Enjoy live performances, provocative films, interesting music, cutting-edge technology, unexpected extravaganzas, and more, depending on each evening’s lineup. Leave the kids at home and meet friends or take a date. Where else can you find an intellectually stimulating playground for adults?

NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Dec 31 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Nov 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Nov
5
Wed
2014
After Dark: First Thursdays @ Exploratorium
Nov 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

ExploratoriumA ticket to Thursday evening adult-only hours does not guarantee admission to special programs with limited seating. Tickets for limited-capacity programs will be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. Please Note: Adults Only (18+)

Buying tickets in advance is strongly recommended; door sales are limited.

Experience life After Dark, an evening series exclusively for adults that mixes cocktails, conversation, and playful, innovative science and art events.

Not a theater, cabaret, or gallery, After Dark contains aspects of all three. Each evening showcases a different topic—from music to sex to electricity— but all include a cash bar and film screenings, plus an opportunity to play with our hundreds of hands-on exhibits. Join us and mingle with inventive scientists, artists, musicians, programmers, and designers. Enjoy live performances, provocative films, interesting music, cutting-edge technology, unexpected extravaganzas, and more, depending on each evening’s lineup. Leave the kids at home and meet friends or take a date. Where else can you find an intellectually stimulating playground for adults?

NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Nov 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

The East Bay Science Cafe @ Cafe Valparaiso
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Held the first Wednesday of every month in the Cafe Valparaiso on Solano Avenue in Albany from 7 to 9pm. 1403 Solano Ave., Albany, California 94706.

The East Bay Science Cafe is an informal forum for discussing interesting and relevant scientific issues. The goal is to encourage public engagement with science by inviting members of the scientific community to present topics for a casual evening of conversation. Cafes may vary in length and format depending upon the speaker and the topic. Audience questions are encouraged both during and after!

For more information or suggestions contact Monica Albe.

Like us on Facebook!

Nov
6
Thu
2014
Free Entry Day at the UC Botanical Gardens @ UC Berkely Botanical Garden
Nov 6 – Nov 7 all-day

Enjoy free admission to the UC Botanical Garden on the first Thursday of the month. Parking is limited. Docent-led tours for groups are not available on Free Thursdays. In order to minimize the impact on the plant collection, ensure the safety of visitors, and to provide your group with the best educational experience we do not admit groups larger than 18 students (+3 chaperones) on our “First Free Thursdays.” See http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/education/tours.shtml for group admission information.

For directions visit: http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/visit/plan_trip.shtml

Nov
7
Fri
2014
Project WET Workshop
Nov 7 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

SANTA CLARA VALLEY EDUCATORS! All Santa Clara County educators are invited to participate in this FREE Project WET training, which includes hand-on demonstrations of the lessons and activities in the Project WET Guide 2.0. Participants will become “immersed” in the world of water and experience it firsthand and be able to supplement classroom science work with a FREE copy of the Project WET Guide 2.0 upon completion. Mark your calendar for this workshop! To register, please contact Janet Hedley, Education Outreach: 408 630-2601 or JHedley@valleywater.org.

Nov
12
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Nov 12 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Nov
15
Sat
2014
Project WET Workshop
Nov 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY EDUCATORS! The Contra Costa County Water District invites you to this wonderful hands-on training and take-away materials for immediate use in your classroom. You’ll experience a wide-range of activities that will spark student interest through investigations of their own environment– all of which have been correlated to Common Core and Next Generation Science standards. An inspired start to the new school year in a beautiful, natural place! To register, please contact Gina Oltman, CCWD Education Coordinator, at (925) 688-8010 or goltman@ccwater.com.

Nov
19
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Nov 19 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Nov
26
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Nov 26 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Dec
3
Wed
2014
After Dark: First Thursdays @ Exploratorium
Dec 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

ExploratoriumA ticket to Thursday evening adult-only hours does not guarantee admission to special programs with limited seating. Tickets for limited-capacity programs will be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. Please Note: Adults Only (18+)

Buying tickets in advance is strongly recommended; door sales are limited.

Experience life After Dark, an evening series exclusively for adults that mixes cocktails, conversation, and playful, innovative science and art events.

Not a theater, cabaret, or gallery, After Dark contains aspects of all three. Each evening showcases a different topic—from music to sex to electricity— but all include a cash bar and film screenings, plus an opportunity to play with our hundreds of hands-on exhibits. Join us and mingle with inventive scientists, artists, musicians, programmers, and designers. Enjoy live performances, provocative films, interesting music, cutting-edge technology, unexpected extravaganzas, and more, depending on each evening’s lineup. Leave the kids at home and meet friends or take a date. Where else can you find an intellectually stimulating playground for adults?

NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Dec 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

The East Bay Science Cafe @ Cafe Valparaiso
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Held the first Wednesday of every month in the Cafe Valparaiso on Solano Avenue in Albany from 7 to 9pm. 1403 Solano Ave., Albany, California 94706.

The East Bay Science Cafe is an informal forum for discussing interesting and relevant scientific issues. The goal is to encourage public engagement with science by inviting members of the scientific community to present topics for a casual evening of conversation. Cafes may vary in length and format depending upon the speaker and the topic. Audience questions are encouraged both during and after!

For more information or suggestions contact Monica Albe.

Like us on Facebook!

Dec
4
Thu
2014
Free Entry Day at the UC Botanical Gardens @ UC Berkely Botanical Garden
Dec 4 – Dec 5 all-day

Enjoy free admission to the UC Botanical Garden on the first Thursday of the month. Parking is limited. Docent-led tours for groups are not available on Free Thursdays. In order to minimize the impact on the plant collection, ensure the safety of visitors, and to provide your group with the best educational experience we do not admit groups larger than 18 students (+3 chaperones) on our “First Free Thursdays.” See http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/education/tours.shtml for group admission information.

For directions visit: http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/visit/plan_trip.shtml

2014 NSTA Long Beach Area Conference – in Collaboration with CSTA @ Long Beach Convention Center
Dec 4 @ 8:00 am – Dec 6 @ 1:00 pm

CSTA is partnering with the National Science Teachers Association to produce the 2014 NSTA Long Beach Area Conference – in Collaboration with CSTA! There will be no California Science Education Conference in 2014.

Workshop and short course proposals are now being accepted! The deadline for proposals is January 15, 2014. Proposals can be submitted on the NSTA website here: http://www.nsta.org/conferences/sessions.aspx. Criteria for submission and detailed information is also available at that site.

As a part of the collaboration, CSTA and NSTA will be offering a joint membership (more information available soon) and CSTA members will enjoy member rates for conference registration.

CSTA Annual Meeting, Awards Presentation, and Keynote Address @ Long Beach Convention Center
Dec 4 @ 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation:

Join CSTA for the annual meeting of members! CSTA President, Laura Henriques will deliver an update on the state of the association and the state of science education in California. Following the annual meeting of members, CSTA will present the awards for the 2014 Future Science Teacher (Laurie Gillis), Margaret Nicholson Distinguished Service Award (Herb Brunkhorst), and Distinguished Contributions Award (Chevron and Water Education Foundation/California Project WET). CSTA and the California Department of Education (CDE) will together honor this year’s California State Finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) (Kirsten Johnson, Julie McGough, Stefanie Pechan, and Erica Rood) and the Awardee of the 2012 PAEMST (Alma Suney Park). Following the presentation of awards will be the keynote presentation by Stephen Pruitt of Achieve.

Using the Tools of the NGSS to Support Quality Science Instruction
Stephen L. Pruitt, Sr. Vice President, Achieve, Inc.

Join Stephen as he provides updates on the various NGSS tools under development and how to use them with teachers to provide a deeper understanding of the NGSS. For the past four years, Stephen has been leading the development of the NGSS. Between 2003 and 2010, he held various roles at the Georgia Department of Education, culminating with him being named chief of staff to the state school superintendent. He also served on the National Academies of Science’s Committee on Conceptual Framework for New Science Education Standards, which developed the NRC Framework.

Dec
10
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Dec 10 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Dec
17
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Dec 17 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Dec
24
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Dec 24 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Dec
31
Wed
2014
After Dark: First Thursdays @ Exploratorium
Dec 31 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

ExploratoriumA ticket to Thursday evening adult-only hours does not guarantee admission to special programs with limited seating. Tickets for limited-capacity programs will be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. Please Note: Adults Only (18+)

Buying tickets in advance is strongly recommended; door sales are limited.

Experience life After Dark, an evening series exclusively for adults that mixes cocktails, conversation, and playful, innovative science and art events.

Not a theater, cabaret, or gallery, After Dark contains aspects of all three. Each evening showcases a different topic—from music to sex to electricity— but all include a cash bar and film screenings, plus an opportunity to play with our hundreds of hands-on exhibits. Join us and mingle with inventive scientists, artists, musicians, programmers, and designers. Enjoy live performances, provocative films, interesting music, cutting-edge technology, unexpected extravaganzas, and more, depending on each evening’s lineup. Leave the kids at home and meet friends or take a date. Where else can you find an intellectually stimulating playground for adults?

NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Dec 31 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

The East Bay Science Cafe @ Cafe Valparaiso
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Held the first Wednesday of every month in the Cafe Valparaiso on Solano Avenue in Albany from 7 to 9pm. 1403 Solano Ave., Albany, California 94706.

The East Bay Science Cafe is an informal forum for discussing interesting and relevant scientific issues. The goal is to encourage public engagement with science by inviting members of the scientific community to present topics for a casual evening of conversation. Cafes may vary in length and format depending upon the speaker and the topic. Audience questions are encouraged both during and after!

For more information or suggestions contact Monica Albe.

Like us on Facebook!

Nov
5
Wed
2014
After Dark: First Thursdays @ Exploratorium
Nov 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

ExploratoriumA ticket to Thursday evening adult-only hours does not guarantee admission to special programs with limited seating. Tickets for limited-capacity programs will be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. Please Note: Adults Only (18+)

Buying tickets in advance is strongly recommended; door sales are limited.

Experience life After Dark, an evening series exclusively for adults that mixes cocktails, conversation, and playful, innovative science and art events.

Not a theater, cabaret, or gallery, After Dark contains aspects of all three. Each evening showcases a different topic—from music to sex to electricity— but all include a cash bar and film screenings, plus an opportunity to play with our hundreds of hands-on exhibits. Join us and mingle with inventive scientists, artists, musicians, programmers, and designers. Enjoy live performances, provocative films, interesting music, cutting-edge technology, unexpected extravaganzas, and more, depending on each evening’s lineup. Leave the kids at home and meet friends or take a date. Where else can you find an intellectually stimulating playground for adults?

NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Nov 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

The East Bay Science Cafe @ Cafe Valparaiso
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Held the first Wednesday of every month in the Cafe Valparaiso on Solano Avenue in Albany from 7 to 9pm. 1403 Solano Ave., Albany, California 94706.

The East Bay Science Cafe is an informal forum for discussing interesting and relevant scientific issues. The goal is to encourage public engagement with science by inviting members of the scientific community to present topics for a casual evening of conversation. Cafes may vary in length and format depending upon the speaker and the topic. Audience questions are encouraged both during and after!

For more information or suggestions contact Monica Albe.

Like us on Facebook!

Nov
6
Thu
2014
Free Entry Day at the UC Botanical Gardens @ UC Berkely Botanical Garden
Nov 6 – Nov 7 all-day

Enjoy free admission to the UC Botanical Garden on the first Thursday of the month. Parking is limited. Docent-led tours for groups are not available on Free Thursdays. In order to minimize the impact on the plant collection, ensure the safety of visitors, and to provide your group with the best educational experience we do not admit groups larger than 18 students (+3 chaperones) on our “First Free Thursdays.” See http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/education/tours.shtml for group admission information.

For directions visit: http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/visit/plan_trip.shtml

Nov
7
Fri
2014
Project WET Workshop
Nov 7 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

SANTA CLARA VALLEY EDUCATORS! All Santa Clara County educators are invited to participate in this FREE Project WET training, which includes hand-on demonstrations of the lessons and activities in the Project WET Guide 2.0. Participants will become “immersed” in the world of water and experience it firsthand and be able to supplement classroom science work with a FREE copy of the Project WET Guide 2.0 upon completion. Mark your calendar for this workshop! To register, please contact Janet Hedley, Education Outreach: 408 630-2601 or JHedley@valleywater.org.

Nov
12
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Nov 12 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Nov
15
Sat
2014
Project WET Workshop
Nov 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY EDUCATORS! The Contra Costa County Water District invites you to this wonderful hands-on training and take-away materials for immediate use in your classroom. You’ll experience a wide-range of activities that will spark student interest through investigations of their own environment– all of which have been correlated to Common Core and Next Generation Science standards. An inspired start to the new school year in a beautiful, natural place! To register, please contact Gina Oltman, CCWD Education Coordinator, at (925) 688-8010 or goltman@ccwater.com.

Nov
19
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Nov 19 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Nov
26
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Nov 26 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Dec
3
Wed
2014
After Dark: First Thursdays @ Exploratorium
Dec 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

ExploratoriumA ticket to Thursday evening adult-only hours does not guarantee admission to special programs with limited seating. Tickets for limited-capacity programs will be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. Please Note: Adults Only (18+)

Buying tickets in advance is strongly recommended; door sales are limited.

Experience life After Dark, an evening series exclusively for adults that mixes cocktails, conversation, and playful, innovative science and art events.

Not a theater, cabaret, or gallery, After Dark contains aspects of all three. Each evening showcases a different topic—from music to sex to electricity— but all include a cash bar and film screenings, plus an opportunity to play with our hundreds of hands-on exhibits. Join us and mingle with inventive scientists, artists, musicians, programmers, and designers. Enjoy live performances, provocative films, interesting music, cutting-edge technology, unexpected extravaganzas, and more, depending on each evening’s lineup. Leave the kids at home and meet friends or take a date. Where else can you find an intellectually stimulating playground for adults?

NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Dec 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

The East Bay Science Cafe @ Cafe Valparaiso
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Held the first Wednesday of every month in the Cafe Valparaiso on Solano Avenue in Albany from 7 to 9pm. 1403 Solano Ave., Albany, California 94706.

The East Bay Science Cafe is an informal forum for discussing interesting and relevant scientific issues. The goal is to encourage public engagement with science by inviting members of the scientific community to present topics for a casual evening of conversation. Cafes may vary in length and format depending upon the speaker and the topic. Audience questions are encouraged both during and after!

For more information or suggestions contact Monica Albe.

Like us on Facebook!

Dec
4
Thu
2014
Free Entry Day at the UC Botanical Gardens @ UC Berkely Botanical Garden
Dec 4 – Dec 5 all-day

Enjoy free admission to the UC Botanical Garden on the first Thursday of the month. Parking is limited. Docent-led tours for groups are not available on Free Thursdays. In order to minimize the impact on the plant collection, ensure the safety of visitors, and to provide your group with the best educational experience we do not admit groups larger than 18 students (+3 chaperones) on our “First Free Thursdays.” See http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/education/tours.shtml for group admission information.

For directions visit: http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/visit/plan_trip.shtml

2014 NSTA Long Beach Area Conference – in Collaboration with CSTA @ Long Beach Convention Center
Dec 4 @ 8:00 am – Dec 6 @ 1:00 pm

CSTA is partnering with the National Science Teachers Association to produce the 2014 NSTA Long Beach Area Conference – in Collaboration with CSTA! There will be no California Science Education Conference in 2014.

Workshop and short course proposals are now being accepted! The deadline for proposals is January 15, 2014. Proposals can be submitted on the NSTA website here: http://www.nsta.org/conferences/sessions.aspx. Criteria for submission and detailed information is also available at that site.

As a part of the collaboration, CSTA and NSTA will be offering a joint membership (more information available soon) and CSTA members will enjoy member rates for conference registration.

CSTA Annual Meeting, Awards Presentation, and Keynote Address @ Long Beach Convention Center
Dec 4 @ 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation:

Join CSTA for the annual meeting of members! CSTA President, Laura Henriques will deliver an update on the state of the association and the state of science education in California. Following the annual meeting of members, CSTA will present the awards for the 2014 Future Science Teacher (Laurie Gillis), Margaret Nicholson Distinguished Service Award (Herb Brunkhorst), and Distinguished Contributions Award (Chevron and Water Education Foundation/California Project WET). CSTA and the California Department of Education (CDE) will together honor this year’s California State Finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) (Kirsten Johnson, Julie McGough, Stefanie Pechan, and Erica Rood) and the Awardee of the 2012 PAEMST (Alma Suney Park). Following the presentation of awards will be the keynote presentation by Stephen Pruitt of Achieve.

Using the Tools of the NGSS to Support Quality Science Instruction
Stephen L. Pruitt, Sr. Vice President, Achieve, Inc.

Join Stephen as he provides updates on the various NGSS tools under development and how to use them with teachers to provide a deeper understanding of the NGSS. For the past four years, Stephen has been leading the development of the NGSS. Between 2003 and 2010, he held various roles at the Georgia Department of Education, culminating with him being named chief of staff to the state school superintendent. He also served on the National Academies of Science’s Committee on Conceptual Framework for New Science Education Standards, which developed the NRC Framework.

Dec
10
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Dec 10 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Dec
17
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Dec 17 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Dec
24
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Dec 24 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Dec
31
Wed
2014
After Dark: First Thursdays @ Exploratorium
Dec 31 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

ExploratoriumA ticket to Thursday evening adult-only hours does not guarantee admission to special programs with limited seating. Tickets for limited-capacity programs will be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. Please Note: Adults Only (18+)

Buying tickets in advance is strongly recommended; door sales are limited.

Experience life After Dark, an evening series exclusively for adults that mixes cocktails, conversation, and playful, innovative science and art events.

Not a theater, cabaret, or gallery, After Dark contains aspects of all three. Each evening showcases a different topic—from music to sex to electricity— but all include a cash bar and film screenings, plus an opportunity to play with our hundreds of hands-on exhibits. Join us and mingle with inventive scientists, artists, musicians, programmers, and designers. Enjoy live performances, provocative films, interesting music, cutting-edge technology, unexpected extravaganzas, and more, depending on each evening’s lineup. Leave the kids at home and meet friends or take a date. Where else can you find an intellectually stimulating playground for adults?

NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Dec 31 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Nov
6
Thu
2014
Free Entry Day at the UC Botanical Gardens @ UC Berkely Botanical Garden
Nov 6 – Nov 7 all-day

Enjoy free admission to the UC Botanical Garden on the first Thursday of the month. Parking is limited. Docent-led tours for groups are not available on Free Thursdays. In order to minimize the impact on the plant collection, ensure the safety of visitors, and to provide your group with the best educational experience we do not admit groups larger than 18 students (+3 chaperones) on our “First Free Thursdays.” See http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/education/tours.shtml for group admission information.

For directions visit: http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/visit/plan_trip.shtml

Nov
5
Wed
2014
After Dark: First Thursdays @ Exploratorium
Nov 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

ExploratoriumA ticket to Thursday evening adult-only hours does not guarantee admission to special programs with limited seating. Tickets for limited-capacity programs will be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. Please Note: Adults Only (18+)

Buying tickets in advance is strongly recommended; door sales are limited.

Experience life After Dark, an evening series exclusively for adults that mixes cocktails, conversation, and playful, innovative science and art events.

Not a theater, cabaret, or gallery, After Dark contains aspects of all three. Each evening showcases a different topic—from music to sex to electricity— but all include a cash bar and film screenings, plus an opportunity to play with our hundreds of hands-on exhibits. Join us and mingle with inventive scientists, artists, musicians, programmers, and designers. Enjoy live performances, provocative films, interesting music, cutting-edge technology, unexpected extravaganzas, and more, depending on each evening’s lineup. Leave the kids at home and meet friends or take a date. Where else can you find an intellectually stimulating playground for adults?

NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Nov 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

The East Bay Science Cafe @ Cafe Valparaiso
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Held the first Wednesday of every month in the Cafe Valparaiso on Solano Avenue in Albany from 7 to 9pm. 1403 Solano Ave., Albany, California 94706.

The East Bay Science Cafe is an informal forum for discussing interesting and relevant scientific issues. The goal is to encourage public engagement with science by inviting members of the scientific community to present topics for a casual evening of conversation. Cafes may vary in length and format depending upon the speaker and the topic. Audience questions are encouraged both during and after!

For more information or suggestions contact Monica Albe.

Like us on Facebook!

Nov
6
Thu
2014
Free Entry Day at the UC Botanical Gardens @ UC Berkely Botanical Garden
Nov 6 – Nov 7 all-day

Enjoy free admission to the UC Botanical Garden on the first Thursday of the month. Parking is limited. Docent-led tours for groups are not available on Free Thursdays. In order to minimize the impact on the plant collection, ensure the safety of visitors, and to provide your group with the best educational experience we do not admit groups larger than 18 students (+3 chaperones) on our “First Free Thursdays.” See http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/education/tours.shtml for group admission information.

For directions visit: http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/visit/plan_trip.shtml

Nov
7
Fri
2014
Project WET Workshop
Nov 7 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

SANTA CLARA VALLEY EDUCATORS! All Santa Clara County educators are invited to participate in this FREE Project WET training, which includes hand-on demonstrations of the lessons and activities in the Project WET Guide 2.0. Participants will become “immersed” in the world of water and experience it firsthand and be able to supplement classroom science work with a FREE copy of the Project WET Guide 2.0 upon completion. Mark your calendar for this workshop! To register, please contact Janet Hedley, Education Outreach: 408 630-2601 or JHedley@valleywater.org.

Nov
12
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Nov 12 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Nov
15
Sat
2014
Project WET Workshop
Nov 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY EDUCATORS! The Contra Costa County Water District invites you to this wonderful hands-on training and take-away materials for immediate use in your classroom. You’ll experience a wide-range of activities that will spark student interest through investigations of their own environment– all of which have been correlated to Common Core and Next Generation Science standards. An inspired start to the new school year in a beautiful, natural place! To register, please contact Gina Oltman, CCWD Education Coordinator, at (925) 688-8010 or goltman@ccwater.com.

Nov
19
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Nov 19 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Nov
26
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Nov 26 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Dec
3
Wed
2014
After Dark: First Thursdays @ Exploratorium
Dec 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

ExploratoriumA ticket to Thursday evening adult-only hours does not guarantee admission to special programs with limited seating. Tickets for limited-capacity programs will be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. Please Note: Adults Only (18+)

Buying tickets in advance is strongly recommended; door sales are limited.

Experience life After Dark, an evening series exclusively for adults that mixes cocktails, conversation, and playful, innovative science and art events.

Not a theater, cabaret, or gallery, After Dark contains aspects of all three. Each evening showcases a different topic—from music to sex to electricity— but all include a cash bar and film screenings, plus an opportunity to play with our hundreds of hands-on exhibits. Join us and mingle with inventive scientists, artists, musicians, programmers, and designers. Enjoy live performances, provocative films, interesting music, cutting-edge technology, unexpected extravaganzas, and more, depending on each evening’s lineup. Leave the kids at home and meet friends or take a date. Where else can you find an intellectually stimulating playground for adults?

NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Dec 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

The East Bay Science Cafe @ Cafe Valparaiso
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Held the first Wednesday of every month in the Cafe Valparaiso on Solano Avenue in Albany from 7 to 9pm. 1403 Solano Ave., Albany, California 94706.

The East Bay Science Cafe is an informal forum for discussing interesting and relevant scientific issues. The goal is to encourage public engagement with science by inviting members of the scientific community to present topics for a casual evening of conversation. Cafes may vary in length and format depending upon the speaker and the topic. Audience questions are encouraged both during and after!

For more information or suggestions contact Monica Albe.

Like us on Facebook!

Dec
4
Thu
2014
Free Entry Day at the UC Botanical Gardens @ UC Berkely Botanical Garden
Dec 4 – Dec 5 all-day

Enjoy free admission to the UC Botanical Garden on the first Thursday of the month. Parking is limited. Docent-led tours for groups are not available on Free Thursdays. In order to minimize the impact on the plant collection, ensure the safety of visitors, and to provide your group with the best educational experience we do not admit groups larger than 18 students (+3 chaperones) on our “First Free Thursdays.” See http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/education/tours.shtml for group admission information.

For directions visit: http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/visit/plan_trip.shtml

2014 NSTA Long Beach Area Conference – in Collaboration with CSTA @ Long Beach Convention Center
Dec 4 @ 8:00 am – Dec 6 @ 1:00 pm

CSTA is partnering with the National Science Teachers Association to produce the 2014 NSTA Long Beach Area Conference – in Collaboration with CSTA! There will be no California Science Education Conference in 2014.

Workshop and short course proposals are now being accepted! The deadline for proposals is January 15, 2014. Proposals can be submitted on the NSTA website here: http://www.nsta.org/conferences/sessions.aspx. Criteria for submission and detailed information is also available at that site.

As a part of the collaboration, CSTA and NSTA will be offering a joint membership (more information available soon) and CSTA members will enjoy member rates for conference registration.

CSTA Annual Meeting, Awards Presentation, and Keynote Address @ Long Beach Convention Center
Dec 4 @ 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation:

Join CSTA for the annual meeting of members! CSTA President, Laura Henriques will deliver an update on the state of the association and the state of science education in California. Following the annual meeting of members, CSTA will present the awards for the 2014 Future Science Teacher (Laurie Gillis), Margaret Nicholson Distinguished Service Award (Herb Brunkhorst), and Distinguished Contributions Award (Chevron and Water Education Foundation/California Project WET). CSTA and the California Department of Education (CDE) will together honor this year’s California State Finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) (Kirsten Johnson, Julie McGough, Stefanie Pechan, and Erica Rood) and the Awardee of the 2012 PAEMST (Alma Suney Park). Following the presentation of awards will be the keynote presentation by Stephen Pruitt of Achieve.

Using the Tools of the NGSS to Support Quality Science Instruction
Stephen L. Pruitt, Sr. Vice President, Achieve, Inc.

Join Stephen as he provides updates on the various NGSS tools under development and how to use them with teachers to provide a deeper understanding of the NGSS. For the past four years, Stephen has been leading the development of the NGSS. Between 2003 and 2010, he held various roles at the Georgia Department of Education, culminating with him being named chief of staff to the state school superintendent. He also served on the National Academies of Science’s Committee on Conceptual Framework for New Science Education Standards, which developed the NRC Framework.

Dec
10
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Dec 10 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Dec
17
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Dec 17 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Dec
24
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Dec 24 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Dec
31
Wed
2014
After Dark: First Thursdays @ Exploratorium
Dec 31 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

ExploratoriumA ticket to Thursday evening adult-only hours does not guarantee admission to special programs with limited seating. Tickets for limited-capacity programs will be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. Please Note: Adults Only (18+)

Buying tickets in advance is strongly recommended; door sales are limited.

Experience life After Dark, an evening series exclusively for adults that mixes cocktails, conversation, and playful, innovative science and art events.

Not a theater, cabaret, or gallery, After Dark contains aspects of all three. Each evening showcases a different topic—from music to sex to electricity— but all include a cash bar and film screenings, plus an opportunity to play with our hundreds of hands-on exhibits. Join us and mingle with inventive scientists, artists, musicians, programmers, and designers. Enjoy live performances, provocative films, interesting music, cutting-edge technology, unexpected extravaganzas, and more, depending on each evening’s lineup. Leave the kids at home and meet friends or take a date. Where else can you find an intellectually stimulating playground for adults?

NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Dec 31 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Nov
7
Fri
2014
Project WET Workshop
Nov 7 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

SANTA CLARA VALLEY EDUCATORS! All Santa Clara County educators are invited to participate in this FREE Project WET training, which includes hand-on demonstrations of the lessons and activities in the Project WET Guide 2.0. Participants will become “immersed” in the world of water and experience it firsthand and be able to supplement classroom science work with a FREE copy of the Project WET Guide 2.0 upon completion. Mark your calendar for this workshop! To register, please contact Janet Hedley, Education Outreach: 408 630-2601 or JHedley@valleywater.org.

Nov
5
Wed
2014
After Dark: First Thursdays @ Exploratorium
Nov 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

ExploratoriumA ticket to Thursday evening adult-only hours does not guarantee admission to special programs with limited seating. Tickets for limited-capacity programs will be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. Please Note: Adults Only (18+)

Buying tickets in advance is strongly recommended; door sales are limited.

Experience life After Dark, an evening series exclusively for adults that mixes cocktails, conversation, and playful, innovative science and art events.

Not a theater, cabaret, or gallery, After Dark contains aspects of all three. Each evening showcases a different topic—from music to sex to electricity— but all include a cash bar and film screenings, plus an opportunity to play with our hundreds of hands-on exhibits. Join us and mingle with inventive scientists, artists, musicians, programmers, and designers. Enjoy live performances, provocative films, interesting music, cutting-edge technology, unexpected extravaganzas, and more, depending on each evening’s lineup. Leave the kids at home and meet friends or take a date. Where else can you find an intellectually stimulating playground for adults?

NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Nov 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

The East Bay Science Cafe @ Cafe Valparaiso
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Held the first Wednesday of every month in the Cafe Valparaiso on Solano Avenue in Albany from 7 to 9pm. 1403 Solano Ave., Albany, California 94706.

The East Bay Science Cafe is an informal forum for discussing interesting and relevant scientific issues. The goal is to encourage public engagement with science by inviting members of the scientific community to present topics for a casual evening of conversation. Cafes may vary in length and format depending upon the speaker and the topic. Audience questions are encouraged both during and after!

For more information or suggestions contact Monica Albe.

Like us on Facebook!

Nov
6
Thu
2014
Free Entry Day at the UC Botanical Gardens @ UC Berkely Botanical Garden
Nov 6 – Nov 7 all-day

Enjoy free admission to the UC Botanical Garden on the first Thursday of the month. Parking is limited. Docent-led tours for groups are not available on Free Thursdays. In order to minimize the impact on the plant collection, ensure the safety of visitors, and to provide your group with the best educational experience we do not admit groups larger than 18 students (+3 chaperones) on our “First Free Thursdays.” See http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/education/tours.shtml for group admission information.

For directions visit: http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/visit/plan_trip.shtml

Nov
7
Fri
2014
Project WET Workshop
Nov 7 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

SANTA CLARA VALLEY EDUCATORS! All Santa Clara County educators are invited to participate in this FREE Project WET training, which includes hand-on demonstrations of the lessons and activities in the Project WET Guide 2.0. Participants will become “immersed” in the world of water and experience it firsthand and be able to supplement classroom science work with a FREE copy of the Project WET Guide 2.0 upon completion. Mark your calendar for this workshop! To register, please contact Janet Hedley, Education Outreach: 408 630-2601 or JHedley@valleywater.org.

Nov
12
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Nov 12 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Nov
15
Sat
2014
Project WET Workshop
Nov 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY EDUCATORS! The Contra Costa County Water District invites you to this wonderful hands-on training and take-away materials for immediate use in your classroom. You’ll experience a wide-range of activities that will spark student interest through investigations of their own environment– all of which have been correlated to Common Core and Next Generation Science standards. An inspired start to the new school year in a beautiful, natural place! To register, please contact Gina Oltman, CCWD Education Coordinator, at (925) 688-8010 or goltman@ccwater.com.

Nov
19
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Nov 19 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Nov
26
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Nov 26 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Dec
3
Wed
2014
After Dark: First Thursdays @ Exploratorium
Dec 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

ExploratoriumA ticket to Thursday evening adult-only hours does not guarantee admission to special programs with limited seating. Tickets for limited-capacity programs will be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. Please Note: Adults Only (18+)

Buying tickets in advance is strongly recommended; door sales are limited.

Experience life After Dark, an evening series exclusively for adults that mixes cocktails, conversation, and playful, innovative science and art events.

Not a theater, cabaret, or gallery, After Dark contains aspects of all three. Each evening showcases a different topic—from music to sex to electricity— but all include a cash bar and film screenings, plus an opportunity to play with our hundreds of hands-on exhibits. Join us and mingle with inventive scientists, artists, musicians, programmers, and designers. Enjoy live performances, provocative films, interesting music, cutting-edge technology, unexpected extravaganzas, and more, depending on each evening’s lineup. Leave the kids at home and meet friends or take a date. Where else can you find an intellectually stimulating playground for adults?

NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Dec 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

The East Bay Science Cafe @ Cafe Valparaiso
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Held the first Wednesday of every month in the Cafe Valparaiso on Solano Avenue in Albany from 7 to 9pm. 1403 Solano Ave., Albany, California 94706.

The East Bay Science Cafe is an informal forum for discussing interesting and relevant scientific issues. The goal is to encourage public engagement with science by inviting members of the scientific community to present topics for a casual evening of conversation. Cafes may vary in length and format depending upon the speaker and the topic. Audience questions are encouraged both during and after!

For more information or suggestions contact Monica Albe.

Like us on Facebook!

Dec
4
Thu
2014
Free Entry Day at the UC Botanical Gardens @ UC Berkely Botanical Garden
Dec 4 – Dec 5 all-day

Enjoy free admission to the UC Botanical Garden on the first Thursday of the month. Parking is limited. Docent-led tours for groups are not available on Free Thursdays. In order to minimize the impact on the plant collection, ensure the safety of visitors, and to provide your group with the best educational experience we do not admit groups larger than 18 students (+3 chaperones) on our “First Free Thursdays.” See http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/education/tours.shtml for group admission information.

For directions visit: http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/visit/plan_trip.shtml

2014 NSTA Long Beach Area Conference – in Collaboration with CSTA @ Long Beach Convention Center
Dec 4 @ 8:00 am – Dec 6 @ 1:00 pm

CSTA is partnering with the National Science Teachers Association to produce the 2014 NSTA Long Beach Area Conference – in Collaboration with CSTA! There will be no California Science Education Conference in 2014.

Workshop and short course proposals are now being accepted! The deadline for proposals is January 15, 2014. Proposals can be submitted on the NSTA website here: http://www.nsta.org/conferences/sessions.aspx. Criteria for submission and detailed information is also available at that site.

As a part of the collaboration, CSTA and NSTA will be offering a joint membership (more information available soon) and CSTA members will enjoy member rates for conference registration.

CSTA Annual Meeting, Awards Presentation, and Keynote Address @ Long Beach Convention Center
Dec 4 @ 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation:

Join CSTA for the annual meeting of members! CSTA President, Laura Henriques will deliver an update on the state of the association and the state of science education in California. Following the annual meeting of members, CSTA will present the awards for the 2014 Future Science Teacher (Laurie Gillis), Margaret Nicholson Distinguished Service Award (Herb Brunkhorst), and Distinguished Contributions Award (Chevron and Water Education Foundation/California Project WET). CSTA and the California Department of Education (CDE) will together honor this year’s California State Finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) (Kirsten Johnson, Julie McGough, Stefanie Pechan, and Erica Rood) and the Awardee of the 2012 PAEMST (Alma Suney Park). Following the presentation of awards will be the keynote presentation by Stephen Pruitt of Achieve.

Using the Tools of the NGSS to Support Quality Science Instruction
Stephen L. Pruitt, Sr. Vice President, Achieve, Inc.

Join Stephen as he provides updates on the various NGSS tools under development and how to use them with teachers to provide a deeper understanding of the NGSS. For the past four years, Stephen has been leading the development of the NGSS. Between 2003 and 2010, he held various roles at the Georgia Department of Education, culminating with him being named chief of staff to the state school superintendent. He also served on the National Academies of Science’s Committee on Conceptual Framework for New Science Education Standards, which developed the NRC Framework.

Dec
10
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Dec 10 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Dec
17
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Dec 17 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Dec
24
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Dec 24 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Dec
31
Wed
2014
After Dark: First Thursdays @ Exploratorium
Dec 31 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

ExploratoriumA ticket to Thursday evening adult-only hours does not guarantee admission to special programs with limited seating. Tickets for limited-capacity programs will be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. Please Note: Adults Only (18+)

Buying tickets in advance is strongly recommended; door sales are limited.

Experience life After Dark, an evening series exclusively for adults that mixes cocktails, conversation, and playful, innovative science and art events.

Not a theater, cabaret, or gallery, After Dark contains aspects of all three. Each evening showcases a different topic—from music to sex to electricity— but all include a cash bar and film screenings, plus an opportunity to play with our hundreds of hands-on exhibits. Join us and mingle with inventive scientists, artists, musicians, programmers, and designers. Enjoy live performances, provocative films, interesting music, cutting-edge technology, unexpected extravaganzas, and more, depending on each evening’s lineup. Leave the kids at home and meet friends or take a date. Where else can you find an intellectually stimulating playground for adults?

NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Dec 31 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Nov
12
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Nov 12 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Nov
5
Wed
2014
After Dark: First Thursdays @ Exploratorium
Nov 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

ExploratoriumA ticket to Thursday evening adult-only hours does not guarantee admission to special programs with limited seating. Tickets for limited-capacity programs will be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. Please Note: Adults Only (18+)

Buying tickets in advance is strongly recommended; door sales are limited.

Experience life After Dark, an evening series exclusively for adults that mixes cocktails, conversation, and playful, innovative science and art events.

Not a theater, cabaret, or gallery, After Dark contains aspects of all three. Each evening showcases a different topic—from music to sex to electricity— but all include a cash bar and film screenings, plus an opportunity to play with our hundreds of hands-on exhibits. Join us and mingle with inventive scientists, artists, musicians, programmers, and designers. Enjoy live performances, provocative films, interesting music, cutting-edge technology, unexpected extravaganzas, and more, depending on each evening’s lineup. Leave the kids at home and meet friends or take a date. Where else can you find an intellectually stimulating playground for adults?

NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Nov 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

The East Bay Science Cafe @ Cafe Valparaiso
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Held the first Wednesday of every month in the Cafe Valparaiso on Solano Avenue in Albany from 7 to 9pm. 1403 Solano Ave., Albany, California 94706.

The East Bay Science Cafe is an informal forum for discussing interesting and relevant scientific issues. The goal is to encourage public engagement with science by inviting members of the scientific community to present topics for a casual evening of conversation. Cafes may vary in length and format depending upon the speaker and the topic. Audience questions are encouraged both during and after!

For more information or suggestions contact Monica Albe.

Like us on Facebook!

Nov
6
Thu
2014
Free Entry Day at the UC Botanical Gardens @ UC Berkely Botanical Garden
Nov 6 – Nov 7 all-day

Enjoy free admission to the UC Botanical Garden on the first Thursday of the month. Parking is limited. Docent-led tours for groups are not available on Free Thursdays. In order to minimize the impact on the plant collection, ensure the safety of visitors, and to provide your group with the best educational experience we do not admit groups larger than 18 students (+3 chaperones) on our “First Free Thursdays.” See http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/education/tours.shtml for group admission information.

For directions visit: http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/visit/plan_trip.shtml

Nov
7
Fri
2014
Project WET Workshop
Nov 7 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

SANTA CLARA VALLEY EDUCATORS! All Santa Clara County educators are invited to participate in this FREE Project WET training, which includes hand-on demonstrations of the lessons and activities in the Project WET Guide 2.0. Participants will become “immersed” in the world of water and experience it firsthand and be able to supplement classroom science work with a FREE copy of the Project WET Guide 2.0 upon completion. Mark your calendar for this workshop! To register, please contact Janet Hedley, Education Outreach: 408 630-2601 or JHedley@valleywater.org.

Nov
12
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Nov 12 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Nov
15
Sat
2014
Project WET Workshop
Nov 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY EDUCATORS! The Contra Costa County Water District invites you to this wonderful hands-on training and take-away materials for immediate use in your classroom. You’ll experience a wide-range of activities that will spark student interest through investigations of their own environment– all of which have been correlated to Common Core and Next Generation Science standards. An inspired start to the new school year in a beautiful, natural place! To register, please contact Gina Oltman, CCWD Education Coordinator, at (925) 688-8010 or goltman@ccwater.com.

Nov
19
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Nov 19 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Nov
26
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Nov 26 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Dec
3
Wed
2014
After Dark: First Thursdays @ Exploratorium
Dec 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

ExploratoriumA ticket to Thursday evening adult-only hours does not guarantee admission to special programs with limited seating. Tickets for limited-capacity programs will be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. Please Note: Adults Only (18+)

Buying tickets in advance is strongly recommended; door sales are limited.

Experience life After Dark, an evening series exclusively for adults that mixes cocktails, conversation, and playful, innovative science and art events.

Not a theater, cabaret, or gallery, After Dark contains aspects of all three. Each evening showcases a different topic—from music to sex to electricity— but all include a cash bar and film screenings, plus an opportunity to play with our hundreds of hands-on exhibits. Join us and mingle with inventive scientists, artists, musicians, programmers, and designers. Enjoy live performances, provocative films, interesting music, cutting-edge technology, unexpected extravaganzas, and more, depending on each evening’s lineup. Leave the kids at home and meet friends or take a date. Where else can you find an intellectually stimulating playground for adults?

NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Dec 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

The East Bay Science Cafe @ Cafe Valparaiso
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Held the first Wednesday of every month in the Cafe Valparaiso on Solano Avenue in Albany from 7 to 9pm. 1403 Solano Ave., Albany, California 94706.

The East Bay Science Cafe is an informal forum for discussing interesting and relevant scientific issues. The goal is to encourage public engagement with science by inviting members of the scientific community to present topics for a casual evening of conversation. Cafes may vary in length and format depending upon the speaker and the topic. Audience questions are encouraged both during and after!

For more information or suggestions contact Monica Albe.

Like us on Facebook!

Dec
4
Thu
2014
Free Entry Day at the UC Botanical Gardens @ UC Berkely Botanical Garden
Dec 4 – Dec 5 all-day

Enjoy free admission to the UC Botanical Garden on the first Thursday of the month. Parking is limited. Docent-led tours for groups are not available on Free Thursdays. In order to minimize the impact on the plant collection, ensure the safety of visitors, and to provide your group with the best educational experience we do not admit groups larger than 18 students (+3 chaperones) on our “First Free Thursdays.” See http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/education/tours.shtml for group admission information.

For directions visit: http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/visit/plan_trip.shtml

2014 NSTA Long Beach Area Conference – in Collaboration with CSTA @ Long Beach Convention Center
Dec 4 @ 8:00 am – Dec 6 @ 1:00 pm

CSTA is partnering with the National Science Teachers Association to produce the 2014 NSTA Long Beach Area Conference – in Collaboration with CSTA! There will be no California Science Education Conference in 2014.

Workshop and short course proposals are now being accepted! The deadline for proposals is January 15, 2014. Proposals can be submitted on the NSTA website here: http://www.nsta.org/conferences/sessions.aspx. Criteria for submission and detailed information is also available at that site.

As a part of the collaboration, CSTA and NSTA will be offering a joint membership (more information available soon) and CSTA members will enjoy member rates for conference registration.

CSTA Annual Meeting, Awards Presentation, and Keynote Address @ Long Beach Convention Center
Dec 4 @ 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation:

Join CSTA for the annual meeting of members! CSTA President, Laura Henriques will deliver an update on the state of the association and the state of science education in California. Following the annual meeting of members, CSTA will present the awards for the 2014 Future Science Teacher (Laurie Gillis), Margaret Nicholson Distinguished Service Award (Herb Brunkhorst), and Distinguished Contributions Award (Chevron and Water Education Foundation/California Project WET). CSTA and the California Department of Education (CDE) will together honor this year’s California State Finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) (Kirsten Johnson, Julie McGough, Stefanie Pechan, and Erica Rood) and the Awardee of the 2012 PAEMST (Alma Suney Park). Following the presentation of awards will be the keynote presentation by Stephen Pruitt of Achieve.

Using the Tools of the NGSS to Support Quality Science Instruction
Stephen L. Pruitt, Sr. Vice President, Achieve, Inc.

Join Stephen as he provides updates on the various NGSS tools under development and how to use them with teachers to provide a deeper understanding of the NGSS. For the past four years, Stephen has been leading the development of the NGSS. Between 2003 and 2010, he held various roles at the Georgia Department of Education, culminating with him being named chief of staff to the state school superintendent. He also served on the National Academies of Science’s Committee on Conceptual Framework for New Science Education Standards, which developed the NRC Framework.

Dec
10
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Dec 10 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Dec
17
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Dec 17 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Dec
24
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Dec 24 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Dec
31
Wed
2014
After Dark: First Thursdays @ Exploratorium
Dec 31 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

ExploratoriumA ticket to Thursday evening adult-only hours does not guarantee admission to special programs with limited seating. Tickets for limited-capacity programs will be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. Please Note: Adults Only (18+)

Buying tickets in advance is strongly recommended; door sales are limited.

Experience life After Dark, an evening series exclusively for adults that mixes cocktails, conversation, and playful, innovative science and art events.

Not a theater, cabaret, or gallery, After Dark contains aspects of all three. Each evening showcases a different topic—from music to sex to electricity— but all include a cash bar and film screenings, plus an opportunity to play with our hundreds of hands-on exhibits. Join us and mingle with inventive scientists, artists, musicians, programmers, and designers. Enjoy live performances, provocative films, interesting music, cutting-edge technology, unexpected extravaganzas, and more, depending on each evening’s lineup. Leave the kids at home and meet friends or take a date. Where else can you find an intellectually stimulating playground for adults?

NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Dec 31 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Nov
15
Sat
2014
Project WET Workshop
Nov 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY EDUCATORS! The Contra Costa County Water District invites you to this wonderful hands-on training and take-away materials for immediate use in your classroom. You’ll experience a wide-range of activities that will spark student interest through investigations of their own environment– all of which have been correlated to Common Core and Next Generation Science standards. An inspired start to the new school year in a beautiful, natural place! To register, please contact Gina Oltman, CCWD Education Coordinator, at (925) 688-8010 or goltman@ccwater.com.

Nov
5
Wed
2014
After Dark: First Thursdays @ Exploratorium
Nov 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

ExploratoriumA ticket to Thursday evening adult-only hours does not guarantee admission to special programs with limited seating. Tickets for limited-capacity programs will be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. Please Note: Adults Only (18+)

Buying tickets in advance is strongly recommended; door sales are limited.

Experience life After Dark, an evening series exclusively for adults that mixes cocktails, conversation, and playful, innovative science and art events.

Not a theater, cabaret, or gallery, After Dark contains aspects of all three. Each evening showcases a different topic—from music to sex to electricity— but all include a cash bar and film screenings, plus an opportunity to play with our hundreds of hands-on exhibits. Join us and mingle with inventive scientists, artists, musicians, programmers, and designers. Enjoy live performances, provocative films, interesting music, cutting-edge technology, unexpected extravaganzas, and more, depending on each evening’s lineup. Leave the kids at home and meet friends or take a date. Where else can you find an intellectually stimulating playground for adults?

NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Nov 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

The East Bay Science Cafe @ Cafe Valparaiso
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Held the first Wednesday of every month in the Cafe Valparaiso on Solano Avenue in Albany from 7 to 9pm. 1403 Solano Ave., Albany, California 94706.

The East Bay Science Cafe is an informal forum for discussing interesting and relevant scientific issues. The goal is to encourage public engagement with science by inviting members of the scientific community to present topics for a casual evening of conversation. Cafes may vary in length and format depending upon the speaker and the topic. Audience questions are encouraged both during and after!

For more information or suggestions contact Monica Albe.

Like us on Facebook!

Nov
6
Thu
2014
Free Entry Day at the UC Botanical Gardens @ UC Berkely Botanical Garden
Nov 6 – Nov 7 all-day

Enjoy free admission to the UC Botanical Garden on the first Thursday of the month. Parking is limited. Docent-led tours for groups are not available on Free Thursdays. In order to minimize the impact on the plant collection, ensure the safety of visitors, and to provide your group with the best educational experience we do not admit groups larger than 18 students (+3 chaperones) on our “First Free Thursdays.” See http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/education/tours.shtml for group admission information.

For directions visit: http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/visit/plan_trip.shtml

Nov
7
Fri
2014
Project WET Workshop
Nov 7 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

SANTA CLARA VALLEY EDUCATORS! All Santa Clara County educators are invited to participate in this FREE Project WET training, which includes hand-on demonstrations of the lessons and activities in the Project WET Guide 2.0. Participants will become “immersed” in the world of water and experience it firsthand and be able to supplement classroom science work with a FREE copy of the Project WET Guide 2.0 upon completion. Mark your calendar for this workshop! To register, please contact Janet Hedley, Education Outreach: 408 630-2601 or JHedley@valleywater.org.

Nov
12
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Nov 12 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Nov
15
Sat
2014
Project WET Workshop
Nov 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY EDUCATORS! The Contra Costa County Water District invites you to this wonderful hands-on training and take-away materials for immediate use in your classroom. You’ll experience a wide-range of activities that will spark student interest through investigations of their own environment– all of which have been correlated to Common Core and Next Generation Science standards. An inspired start to the new school year in a beautiful, natural place! To register, please contact Gina Oltman, CCWD Education Coordinator, at (925) 688-8010 or goltman@ccwater.com.

Nov
19
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Nov 19 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Nov
26
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Nov 26 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Dec
3
Wed
2014
After Dark: First Thursdays @ Exploratorium
Dec 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

ExploratoriumA ticket to Thursday evening adult-only hours does not guarantee admission to special programs with limited seating. Tickets for limited-capacity programs will be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. Please Note: Adults Only (18+)

Buying tickets in advance is strongly recommended; door sales are limited.

Experience life After Dark, an evening series exclusively for adults that mixes cocktails, conversation, and playful, innovative science and art events.

Not a theater, cabaret, or gallery, After Dark contains aspects of all three. Each evening showcases a different topic—from music to sex to electricity— but all include a cash bar and film screenings, plus an opportunity to play with our hundreds of hands-on exhibits. Join us and mingle with inventive scientists, artists, musicians, programmers, and designers. Enjoy live performances, provocative films, interesting music, cutting-edge technology, unexpected extravaganzas, and more, depending on each evening’s lineup. Leave the kids at home and meet friends or take a date. Where else can you find an intellectually stimulating playground for adults?

NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Dec 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

The East Bay Science Cafe @ Cafe Valparaiso
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Held the first Wednesday of every month in the Cafe Valparaiso on Solano Avenue in Albany from 7 to 9pm. 1403 Solano Ave., Albany, California 94706.

The East Bay Science Cafe is an informal forum for discussing interesting and relevant scientific issues. The goal is to encourage public engagement with science by inviting members of the scientific community to present topics for a casual evening of conversation. Cafes may vary in length and format depending upon the speaker and the topic. Audience questions are encouraged both during and after!

For more information or suggestions contact Monica Albe.

Like us on Facebook!

Dec
4
Thu
2014
Free Entry Day at the UC Botanical Gardens @ UC Berkely Botanical Garden
Dec 4 – Dec 5 all-day

Enjoy free admission to the UC Botanical Garden on the first Thursday of the month. Parking is limited. Docent-led tours for groups are not available on Free Thursdays. In order to minimize the impact on the plant collection, ensure the safety of visitors, and to provide your group with the best educational experience we do not admit groups larger than 18 students (+3 chaperones) on our “First Free Thursdays.” See http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/education/tours.shtml for group admission information.

For directions visit: http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/visit/plan_trip.shtml

2014 NSTA Long Beach Area Conference – in Collaboration with CSTA @ Long Beach Convention Center
Dec 4 @ 8:00 am – Dec 6 @ 1:00 pm

CSTA is partnering with the National Science Teachers Association to produce the 2014 NSTA Long Beach Area Conference – in Collaboration with CSTA! There will be no California Science Education Conference in 2014.

Workshop and short course proposals are now being accepted! The deadline for proposals is January 15, 2014. Proposals can be submitted on the NSTA website here: http://www.nsta.org/conferences/sessions.aspx. Criteria for submission and detailed information is also available at that site.

As a part of the collaboration, CSTA and NSTA will be offering a joint membership (more information available soon) and CSTA members will enjoy member rates for conference registration.

CSTA Annual Meeting, Awards Presentation, and Keynote Address @ Long Beach Convention Center
Dec 4 @ 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation:

Join CSTA for the annual meeting of members! CSTA President, Laura Henriques will deliver an update on the state of the association and the state of science education in California. Following the annual meeting of members, CSTA will present the awards for the 2014 Future Science Teacher (Laurie Gillis), Margaret Nicholson Distinguished Service Award (Herb Brunkhorst), and Distinguished Contributions Award (Chevron and Water Education Foundation/California Project WET). CSTA and the California Department of Education (CDE) will together honor this year’s California State Finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) (Kirsten Johnson, Julie McGough, Stefanie Pechan, and Erica Rood) and the Awardee of the 2012 PAEMST (Alma Suney Park). Following the presentation of awards will be the keynote presentation by Stephen Pruitt of Achieve.

Using the Tools of the NGSS to Support Quality Science Instruction
Stephen L. Pruitt, Sr. Vice President, Achieve, Inc.

Join Stephen as he provides updates on the various NGSS tools under development and how to use them with teachers to provide a deeper understanding of the NGSS. For the past four years, Stephen has been leading the development of the NGSS. Between 2003 and 2010, he held various roles at the Georgia Department of Education, culminating with him being named chief of staff to the state school superintendent. He also served on the National Academies of Science’s Committee on Conceptual Framework for New Science Education Standards, which developed the NRC Framework.

Dec
10
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Dec 10 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Dec
17
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Dec 17 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.

Dec
24
Wed
2014
NightLife at the Academy @ California Academy of Sciences
Dec 24 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds.  Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.  21+, ID required for entry.