CSTA Night at the Aquarium of the
NGSS Science & Engineering Showcase
©Photo courtesy of the Aquarium of the
Pacific. All rights reserved.
Thursday, December 4, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Join your CSTA colleagues for an amazing evening at
the Aquarium of the Pacific. The evening promises to
be fun and offer a relaxed environment for science teachers
from across California to network, learn, and share.
This will not be an ordinary visit to the aquarium.
The Great Hall will feature an NGSS Science and Engineering
Showcase: information tables featuring STEM, Engineering,
or NGSS lessons, units, or projects that teachers can
be and are doing at their schools! Learn about all of
the exciting options available to teachers to support
science, STEM, and NGSS in your school. There will also
be several guest lecturers in the auditorium presenting
on sharks and ocean science. Participants will be able
to access the demonstrations, lectures, and the aquarium.
Light appetizers will be served and a cash bar will
be available. CSTA members can purchase a ticket
for $10 – which includes one drink coupon.
Conference registrants who are not members of CSTA may
purchase a ticket for $25 - which includes one drink
coupon. Space is limited to the first 500 registrants!
Hosted by CSTA and the Aquarium of the Pacific.
Sponsored by Chevron.
CSTA Member/Nonmember Fees: $10/$25
NGSS Science & Engineering Showcase -
Call for Proposals
CSTA Members: You are invited to submit a proposal
to showcase your classroom-tested NGSS, STEM, or Engineering
unit, lesson, or project at the CSTA Night at the Aquarium.
Submit a proposal for the Showcase today and share your
experience with your colleagues. Showcase presenters
receive a free ticket to the event! Submit
a proposal today!
Proposals will be accepted September 24 – October
20. Notifications regarding the status of proposals
will be distributed via email on October 27, 2014.
Proposal Guidelines and Information:
- You must be a member of CSTA to submit a proposal.
- We are looking for educators who can showcase an
engineering/STEM/NGSS unit, lesson(s), or project
that directly apply to classroom instruction. Preference
will be given to those proposals that integrate the
three dimensions of NGSS.
- You will be provided with a 6’ table top.
- You are expected to post your handouts on the event’s
Edmodo site. This must be done a week prior to the
- The evening will be divided into two, 90 minute
“shifts.” Each shift will allow for 20 minutes of
set-up, 60 minutes for “presentation,” and 10 minutes
for clean-up. If accepted, your showcase will be assigned
to one shift, allowing you the other 90 minutes to
enjoy the evening’s events as a participant.
- If possible, bring hands-on supplies/manipulatives
(not handouts) or examples (videos, photos, student
work, other) for attendees to see/use during your
a proposal today