Alaska Science Teachers Association

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Upcoming events

    • 03 Jun 2017
    • 28 Aug 2017
    • Denali National Park and other Alaska sites

    Multi-day courses with various start dates.


    Alaska Geographic offers high quality learning experiences. Popular multi-day field courses immerse participants in intensive wilderness-based experiences led by experts in fields ranging from wildflowers and wolves to art and archaeology. These are active learning vacations. Participants must be in good physical condition and ready for some of the challenges of exploring Alaska. Hiking distance and physical fitness levels are described in greater detail for each course. These courses are accredited through the University of Alaska.

    • 04 Jun 2017
    • 09 Jun 2017
    • Pack Creek, Admiralty Island

    For updates on this course, contact info@discoverysoutheast.org

    • 07 Jun 2017
    • 14 Jun 2017
    • Fairbanks and points north

    North for Science! is an active science education program. The group works hard and plays hard, living outdoors and getting dirty in all kinds of weather and bug conditions. Participants need to be energetic, flexible team members who will enthusiastically jump into all the opportunities along the way! Thanks to our sponsors and collaborators, North for Science! is operated at no cost to the participating students.


    Click for more details.
    • 16 Jun 2017
    • 27 Jun 2017
    • Cascade Mts., Resurrection Bay, Southeast Alaska

    Inspiring Girls Expeditions are not rewards for past academic achievement; they inspire future leadership, curiosity, confidence, and success.

    Join our team! Each year we select expedition teams of 8-9 teenage girls and 3 instructors to spend 12 days exploring and learning about glaciers and the alpine or marine environment. Through scientific field studies with professional glaciologists, ecologists, artists, and mountaineers, you will build critical thinking skills, gain self-confidence, and make lasting friendships. One team explores Mount Baker, an ice-covered volcano in the North Cascades of Washington State. Another team sleeps under the midnight sun while exploring an Alaskan glacier. Our third team explores the connections between glacier and ocean by kayak in Resurrection Bay, near Seward, AK.


    Girls on Ice Website

    • 24 Jun 2017
    • 01 Jul 2017
    • UAF and Bonanza Creek Ecological Research Site

    Welcome to our 2017 Summer Camp: Hot Times - Fire in the Forest!

    Monday, June 26 - Friday, June 30


    Are you going into a grade from 7th through 10th? Are you in foster or temporary care? You are invited!


    Come spend a week outside exploring nature, being creative, hiking, making art, making friends, experimenting, and working with scientists in a real experimental forest. Wildfire is a fact of life in interior Alaska, and its aftermath has fascinating impacts on the forest's plants, soil, animals, and water. Come explore the regrowing forest at our camp in the Bonanza Creek Long Term Ecological Research Site and discover the surprises it has for us. Campers will leave with a deepened understanding and appreciation for fire in the forest, experience with professional science tools and methods, and potential continuing projects to develop science and leadership skills after the camp is over.


    Click here for the information page

    • 09 Jul 2017
    • 21 Jul 2017
    • University of Alaska Fairbanks

    https://www.uaf.edu/asra/summer-programs/high-school/


    High School ASRA is an intensive, DAY ONLY two-week learning experience for students with an interest in   science, technology, engineering and math. Students study one subject (module), work in small teams, and participate in project based learning in a college-like environment.  No housing is provided; however, some modules take students off campus for portions of the ASRA experience to engage in field work. Module sizes are small with an average of ten students and two instructors. Our instructors are faculty,     graduate students and industry professionals. There are no grades, tests or homework. Modules are designed to be fun and engaging while offering challenging content. 

    • 10 Jul 2017
    • 21 Jul 2017
    • University of AK Fairbanks

    Middle School ASRA is an intensive, two-week DAY ONLY (housing is not provided) learning experience for students   with an interest in science, technology, engineering and math. Students study one subject  
      (module), work in small teams, and participate in project based learning in a college-like environment.  
      Module sizes are small (usually ten students and two instructors). Our instructors are faculty, graduate students     and industry professionals. There are no grades, tests or homework. Modules are designed to be
      fun and engaging while offering challenging content. Past module subjects include Math, Robotics, Ecology,     Bacteria and bugs, and many others.


    Middle School ASRA

    • 20 Jul 2017
    • 22 Jul 2017
    • U of Alaska Fairbanks

    Join colleagues from across Alaska in a three-day STEM workshop for formal and informal educators to be hear a variety of presenters and participate in field trips, tours of STEM-related activities on campus, and other interactive activities. Workshop participants will:
    increase their knowledge about climate change  and its impact in Alaska,
    experience STEM projects that they can bring into classrooms or informal education programs,
    learn effective ways to incorporate Alaska Native perspectives climate change impacts and responses, and
    receive resources to engage youth in local monitoring, citizen science and resilience projects.

    More information and an online registration form ($30 fee) can be found here. Lodging will be available in UAF dorms.

    Some travel scholarship support is available. Contact: Jason Sodergren (jason@taiga.com)

    Participants can earn two Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from UAF.

    • 03 Aug 2017
    • 07 Aug 2017
    • Homer, Alaska

    Join marine and aquatic education colleagues from across Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia in a three-and-a-half day workshop for formal and informal educators. Conference themes include tracking change, celebrating ways of knowing, and transforming knowledge into stewardship with a deadline of May 19 for workshops and oral and poster presentations on August 8 and 10th.

    For more information, to submit proposals or to register for the conference or field trips (on August 9th), go to the conference website.

    Some travel scholarships are available.

    • 29 Sep 2017
    • 30 Sep 2017
    • Fairbanks, Alaska

      

    Announcing the 2017 Alaska Cross Content Conference, to be held in Fairbanks, Alaska September 2017.  This premier professional development opportunity is jointly sponsored by Alaska Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Alaska Science Teachers Association, Alaska State Literacy Association and Alaskans for Language Acquisition. 

    • 29 Sep 2017
    • 01 Oct 2017
    • Fairbanks, Alaska

      

    Announcing the 2017 Alaska Cross Content Conference, to be held in Fairbanks, Alaska September 2017.  This premier professional development opportunity is jointly sponsored by Alaska Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Alaska Science Teachers Association, Alaska State Literacy Association, and Association for Language Acquisition. 

    • 29 Sep 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 01 Oct 2017
    • 4:30 AM
    • Fairbanks, Alaska

     

    Announcing the 2017 Alaska Cross Content Conference, to be held in Fairbanks, Alaska September 2017.  This premier professional development opportunity is jointly sponsored by Alaska Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Alaska Science Teachers Association, Alaska State Literacy Association, and Association for Language Acquisition.


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