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Information and news found on this page are from NSSTA Partners and other organizations that have shared information with us to share with our members.  The Nevada State Science Teachers Association (NSSTA) does not claim any ownership or responsibility for any events, workshops, or activities not specifically sponsored by the Nevada State Science Teachers Association (NSSTA). Please contact event organizers for more information.

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  • Saturday, April 03, 2021 2:25 PM | Camille Stegman (Administrator)

    Join the Cornell Lab of Ornithology for a free virtual conservation career day to discover people who have turned their interests in fields such as science, engineering, education, and technology into careers that help the planet. The event features four panelist per session and students can choose to attend any combination of panels that suit their interests. The event will be held on April 18, 2021,from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET. Pre-registration is required. To learn more and register visit https://www.birds.cornell.edu/k12/career-day/ 


  • Saturday, April 03, 2021 2:14 PM | Camille Stegman (Administrator)

    Want to help a doctoral candidate with understanding environmental education pedagogical techniques?  Please read the PDF advertisement and follow the instructions.  You will have a chance to win a $25 gift card for participating. 

  • Saturday, April 03, 2021 2:08 PM | Camille Stegman (Administrator)

    Ecology Project International (EPI); has been engaging teachers and students in experiential, place-based science learning since 2000—in Yellowstone, Mexico, Galapagos, Hawaii,…

    EPI would like to start offering more PD to teachers, and want to know what would be most useful for them. Please share this information with teachers you know who might appreciate place-based, experiential, ecologically-based PD.

    This survey should take 10 minutes to complete. It will be used to help EPI create PD opportunities that will fit teachers’ needs.

    Those who complete the survey will be entered to win one of several raffle prizes: $100 off an upcoming EPI Educator course, $25 gift card to EPI's online store, or a free EPI hydro flask.

  • Saturday, April 03, 2021 2:06 PM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    The Nevada Science Olympiad board is seeking qualified event supervisors for the 2021 Virtual Nevada State Tournament to be held on Saturday, April 10, 2021.

    Below is a list of the events and times that are still in need of event supervisors. More information about the event rules can be found at http://store.soinc.org/.

    Interested teachers should send an email to support@nevadaso.org by Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 and include:

    • Contact information,

    • Event preference/availability,

    • Disclosure of any affiliation to a competing team that may be viewed as a conflict of interest. 


    Those that email their interest and are approved by the Nevada Science Olympiad Tournament Director will receive additional information to register as an event supervisor. CCSD teachers will receive extra duty pay of 4 hours for each event and level supervised (1 hour to log into the Science Olympiad online testing platform and preview the test prior to the competition, 1 hour for proctoring the event, and 2 hours to grade the tests and turn in the final scores).


    Available Events:

    Time - 8:00 AM to 8:50 AM

    Division B

    • Water Quality

    Division C

    • Anatomy & Physiology

    • Astronomy

    • Circuit Lab

    Time - 9:10 AM to 10:00 AM

    Division B

    • Heredity

    • Machines


    Time - 10:20 AM to 11:10 AM

    Division B

    • Anatomy & Physiology

    • Circuit Lab

    Division C

    • Machines

    • Protein Modeling

    • Water Quality


    Time - 11:30 AM to 12:20 PM

    Division B

    • Crime Busters


    Time - 12:40 PM to 1:30 PM

    Division B

    • Meteorology

    Division C

    • Sounds of Music


    Time - 1:50 PM to 2:40 PM

    Division B

    • Food Science

    • Reach for the Stars

    Division C

    • Chem Lab

    • Designer Genes


  • Saturday, April 03, 2021 11:41 AM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    The BackyardBio global nature campaign (https://www.backyardbio.net/) is being run through the non-profit Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants ( https://www.exploringbytheseat.com/).


    This May, as a fun, engaging and socially distant friendly activity, they're partnering with groups worldwide on encouraging the public and especially classrooms to get outdoors to more closely connect with all their local biodiversity. 


    By photographing what they discover and sharing their images on social media (#backyardbio), the INaturalist platform (https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/backyardbio)  and through direct connections with other similar aged classes worldwide the hope is to foster a love of wildlife that spans countries and continents.

    See flyer for more info: 

    BackyardBio PDF.pdf

  • Tuesday, March 23, 2021 4:45 PM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    Lab-Aids is hosting a free webinar series that pertains to science teachers in middle and upper grades. You do not need to be using Lab-Aids materials to benefit from these teaching strategies. 

    The webinars will be held every other Thursday, from 3:30 to 4:15 PST. If you can’t make it, you can still register to receive a recording. 

    If you have any questions, please contact your Nevada Lab-Aids representative, Betty Buehler, at bbuehler@lab-aids.com


  • Thursday, March 18, 2021 10:57 AM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    Clark County School District 7th Grade Science Teachers Only

    The M-PLANS (Motivation Planning Lessons to Activate eNgagement in Science) project is currently working with 7th grade science teachers in CCSD and Michigan to design and develop a teacher professional learning (PL) experience to support science teachers in creating a more motivating and engaging experience for students in their classrooms. The project is seeking additional 7th grade science teachers to join in this work for the 2021-2022 school year.

    Please see the flyer attached below for more information, including the link to apply.  $1000 stipend will be issued to teachers who complete the project. 

    M-PLANS_CCSD_flier_principal_v1_20210222.pdf

  • Friday, March 05, 2021 1:55 PM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    You are warmly invited to attend the Southern Nevada Section's first online seminar of 2021. 

     

    Title:  Development of Antibacterial and Antiviral Materials for Face Masks

    Speaker: Dr. Gang Sun  Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, UC Davis

    Date: Friday, March 12

    Time: 6:00 pm

    Register Here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScv0QeWWNljxZCdc6tSh068Zzo811rcvjMsots8VdFOJlrYNQ/viewform?gxids=7628  (Links to an external site.) 

    This event is open to the public.  There will be door prizes and an opportunity to socialize and network in smaller breakout rooms after the seminar.  Please see attached flyer for more information.

     

    If you have any questions, please contact Hokunani Keehu at  keehuhr@nv.ccsd.net.

     

    Warm wishes,

     

    SNSACS Executive Committee


  • Tuesday, February 23, 2021 5:30 PM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    Please see message below about Engineers Week from Horrocks Engineers


    February 21-27 is Engineers Week, which is an annual opportunity to celebrate the contribution of engineers and spread awareness among educators, parents, and students about the importance of STEM careers. 

     

    In honor of Engineers Week, our team at Horrocks Engineers has created a kid-friendly video series that explores simple engineering concepts through everyday questions. Although we would love to volunteer or present in local schools, communities to encourage students to explore STEM, we recognize that opportunities might be limited this year due to COVID-19. Please consider this video series our contribution to inspire the engineers of tomorrow and share it with your educators if you think it would be valuable to them. Linked below are additional resources to learn more about Engineers Week with activities for students. 

    Best wishes, and happy Engineers Week! 

    Krupa Desai

    Click Here to Watch Our First Imagining Tomorrow Video! 
    We will be posting a new video each day throughout Engineers Week on our Youtube channel, so please stay tuned!

    For more information about Engineers Week, please visit the following links:

    About Engineers Week 

    Engineers Week Activity Ideas 

     

     

    Krupa Desai, 
    Communications Specialist

    1401 N. Green Valley Pkwy, Suite 160 
    Henderson, Nevada 89074

    Email krupad@horrocks.com 

    Web www.horrocks.com


  • Monday, February 22, 2021 3:30 PM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    The National Center for Women & Information Technology(NCWIT)'s Nevada Affiliate is pleased to announce the 2021 Inspirations Award.


    The goal of the award is to encourage and inspire middle school girls to become aware of and consider pursuing careers in Technology and STEM career fields.


    Middle school girls can be nominated or directly apply for the award thru March 1st. 


    Nominations can be made by a counselor, teacher, parent, family member, or any community person over the age of 18.


    In addition, 8th-grade female students can directly apply for the award using the same link below.

    Nomination/Application Link:  http://bit.ly/inspire2021-8thgrade

    Final selections will be made and the girls will be notified by March 8 so that they can attend the Virtual NCWIT Awards Ceremony on April 24 with their family.  All nominators are encouraged to attend as well.

    If you have any questions about the award or the application, then please email directly at ncwit.nevada@gmail.com.


    Thanks!


    National Center for Women & Information Technology(NCWIT)


    Instagram: ncwit.nevada
    Twitter: @NCWIT_Nevada  
    Facebook: fb.com/ncwit.nevada
    LinkedIn:  www.linkedin.com/company/ncwit-nevada


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