We're heading to the Windy City for the National Science Teachers Association's annual conference!
Our Board of Directors will be Chicago-bound to conduct their annual mid-year meeting on Wednesday, March 11, at the Lincoln Park Zoo, who has graciously offered to host the gathering. Then on Thursday, March 12, our chapters will offer a fun-filled day of NMEA-hosted workshops, including quick make-and-take activities for teachers!
This Whale of a Tale Share-a-thon is always a large draw for teachers at the NSTA conferences. Each of our chapters hosts a table to provide activities and organizational information to attending teachers.
Afterwards, we are looking forward to another great day of workshops - with many focusing on Great Lakes literacy. This event will also be a tremendous opportunity to increase interest in our GLEAMS chapter- the Great Lakes Educators of Aquatic and Marine Sciences.
Current members and individuals who are interested in learning more about NMEA are encouraged to stop by the McCormick Place Convention Center on Thursday to join in the learning. The room opens at 8 a.m. for the Share-a-thon, which will be followed by hour-long sessions until 6 p.m. Follow the NMEA signs and look for the door decorations provided by our GLEAMS chapter!
Session Schedule for NSTA Chicago 2015
8 to 9 a.m. Whale of a Tale Share-a-thon with Lauren Rader and NMEA Chapters
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Great Lakes Literacy ... Coming Soon to a Classroom near You with Lyndsey Manzo, Kristin TePas, Cynthia Hagley, and Terri Hallesy
11 a.m. to Noon Creatively Engaging Middle School in the science of Ocean
Acidification with Perrin Chick
12:30 to 1:30 p.m. The Climate Expedition: Exploring Local Impacts of a Global Issue with Lyndsey Manzo
2 to 3 p.m. Set Sail with GLEAMS! with Lyndsey Manzo and Brandon Mullins
3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Ocean for Life: A cross roads of Western and Middle Eastern students learning about one global ocean with Tracy Hajduk, Kate Thompson, and Clare Fackler
5 to 6 p.m. Ocean 180 Video Challenge: Bringing Ocean Scientists to a Classroom Near You with Laura Diedrick