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    • 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 Membership@oregonscience.org for the steps you should take. It was a great conference! Timely, relevant, and engaging.

    • January 13, 2021
    • (AKST)
    • April 06, 2021
    • (AKDT)
    • Online

    Please join the Iditarod Historic Trail Alliance, Forest Service, Bureau ofLand Management and Anchorage Park Foundation for a series of virtual learning journeys designed to help you engage your students in outdoor learning. Learn about a variety of tools and resources to help you adapt to the challenges that this school year may bring.

    BLM Campbell Creek Science Center
    5600 Science Center Drive
    Anchorage, AK 99507

    Download the program flyer here

    iTREC! Webinars updated 1_8_21.pdf

    • January 27, 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (AKST)

    Register at OSTA Link - https://www.oregonscience.org/event-4116914

    As Albert Eistein famously stated that mirrors a Hopi teaching, "The consciousness that creates a problem is insufficient for addressing it.” Ilarion Merculieff, Unangan/Aleut Elder, will begin by sharing his wisdom regrading Earth based consciousness; Milt Markewitz, whose work in understanding living systems and their relationship to climate change, will share work done in the classroom that awakens an already knowing and significant paradigm shift regarding how students wish to live their lives; and Emily Martin, Science teacher at Hood River High School will discuss and lead conversations regarding how these understandings might be implemented in the classroom.

    Presenters: Ilarion Merculieff (Wisdom Weavers of the World), Milt Markewitz (Pull Together Now)Emily Martin (Hood River Valley High School)

    This event is open to everyone, OSTA Member or not. However, we respectfully request that if you are, or have been, an OSTA member, that you log in to the website before registering for this event. Signing in before registering saves our organization time, so we thank you! 

    1.5 PDUs will be provided for attending, contingent upon completing an exit survey.

    This meeting will be hosted on Zoom. You will receive an email with the meeting link after you register. If this is your first time using Zoom, you will need to allow yourself a few minutes to download the app here: https://zoom.us/ 

    • January 28, 2021
    • (AKST)
    • April 01, 2021
    • (AKDT)
    • Online--Anywhere!
    Registration is closed