Professional Development Events

    • September 23, 2020
    • 12:30 PM (AKDT)
    • June 30, 2021
    • 4:00 PM (AKDT)
    • Online

    Earth@Home is your free online toolkit for learning about Earth and its 4.5-billion-year history. 

    We are excited to share that Paleontological Research Institution has developed a free new online learning platform designed to help anyone in the United States learn about the Earth where they live. Earth@Home is rich with interactive content about Earth and its life, with a focus on geology, paleontology, climate, and the connections of Earth’s different systems.

    The major components of this new online platform include regionally-based guides to Earth science, an online, open-access Earth science textbook, and virtual fieldwork experiences that will bring Earth science to the online classroom. We encourage you to use the regional guides to learn about local geology and the landscape right outside your backdoor!

    Earth@Home aims to teach everyone about the natural environment where they live. The open-access Earth science textbook and virtual fieldwork experiences, which are accessible to all learners, will also help educators create robust Earth science lesson plans and offer free learning resources for their students to utilize.

    This website will continue to grow considerably over the next several years and we can't wait to share updates with you! Be sure to sign up with your email address on Earth@Home to receive updates and notifications whenever new resources are added.

    • December 02, 2020
    • (AKST)
    • May 31, 2021
    • (AKDT)
    • Wherever you are

    Oregon and Washington Science Teachers Associations have invited members of several other state associations to access the 14 hours of archived sessions from their Virtual Conference held earlier in the fall. If you are member in good standing of ASTA you  may join OSTA, register for the conference at the member rate (that was already held) and take advantage of the recorded sessions. Contact Lori at for the steps you should take. It was a great conference! Timely, relevant, and engaging.

    • October 22, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (AKDT)
    • October 24, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (AKDT)
    • Juneau, Alaska