March/April 2017 – Vol. 29 No. 6

News and Events in Region 1

Posted: Monday, December 3rd, 2012

by Valerie Joyner

It is hard to believe that we will soon mark the halfway point in the school year. For many of us, it will be the end of the first semester with projects and reports due, finals to give, and grades to report all while teaching.  For those on the trimester system, it is planning and delivering lessons.  We can all look forward to Winter Break for a much needed rest and time to rejuvenate our teaching souls.

Enjoy your well-deserved break!

Region 1 Events and Deadlines:

San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival Student Competition (March 2013)
January 14, 2013 deadline for submission
Middle and high school students
www.oceanfilmfest.org/education

Sonoma County Science Fair
February 23, 2013
Sonoma State University
Rohnert Park
mroa@scoe.org   re: science fair
Handbook and forms available at www.scoe.org
Contact Mike Roa for additional information

Sonoma County Astronomical Society 2013 Striking Sparks Telescope Awards Program
Are you or your students interested in astronomy?  The Sonoma County Astronomical Society is awarding several telescopes to students in grades 1-8.  Click here for more information.  Entry deadline: February 16, 2013.

Stockton Astronomical Society 2013 Striking Sparks Telescope Awards Program
Are you or your students interested in astronomy?  The Stockton Astronomical Society is awarding several telescopes to students in grades 1-12.  Click here for more information.  Entry deadline: March 16, 2013.

Sonoma County Science Olympiad
March 27, 2013
Sonoma State University
Rohnert Park
Handbook and forms available at www.scoe.org
Contact Mike Roa for additional information mroa@scoe.org   re: science olympiad.

Project ASTRO Summer Workshop
This program of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific “seeks 3rd-9th grade teachers to attend a free 2-day summer workshop to learn hands-on, inquiry-based astronomy activities.” The workshop will be Aug 2-3 at the San Mateo County Office of Education. Online applications are due by May 29, 2013.

For information, call 415-715-1426 or go to: astrosociety.org/baprojectastro.html    

The teacher application can be accessed at: astrosociety.org/education/k12-educators/teacher-information/

Written by Valerie Joyner

Valerie Joyner

Valerie Joyner is a retired elementary science educator and is CSTA’s Primary (grades K-2) Director.

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  1. Hi Valerie! Thanks so much for highlighting the SFIOFF student film contest, we hope to see some entries roll in!

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