CSTA is pleased to offer conference attendees a new
opportunity to meet and network with fellow science
teachers. We have made reservations at several area
restaurants for Friday, October 21 at 7:00 pm. Each
reservation is for a table of six, and the restaurants
have all agreed to issue separate checks.
Here is how the program works: Visit the Dine-About
Pasadena sign-up board in the registration lobby of
the Pasadena Convention Center on Friday until 3:30
pm. There you will find the list of restaurants, sample
menus, and a sign-up sheet. If you would like to eat
at that restaurant, add your name to the list. Once
the sign-up list is full, no more names can be added.
On Friday, October 21, arrive at your restaurant of
choice and check in for the reservation being held under
the name of CSTA. Then enjoy an evening shared with
your fellow science teachers, making new friends, and
enjoying a night out on the town.
October 21, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Measure and Mis-Measure of Mars: How Science &
Sci-Fi Have Influenced Our View of the Red Planet; featuring
"The Angry Red Planet"
Presenter: David Seidel, JPL
At any moment in time, Earthlings have thought they
had a good understanding of what Mars was like, especially
as an abode of life. Join us for a march through time
to see how Mars has held a special place in our minds
and imagination. Then sit back for a special screening
of one of the more amusing B-movie classics that pretty
much gets everything wrong. Long before Armageddon
and The Core, there was The Angry Red Planet!
One free ticket is included with conference and guest
registration. Additional tickets may be purchased at
the conference on a space-available basis for $10.00.
Free popcorn will be available for the first 250 people.
A cash bar will be available.
October 22, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Art of Science Learning — Turning Imagination into
Seifter, and Janet Yamaguchi
Renowned environmental artist, educator, and filmmaker
Wyland leads a 90-minute exploration into the emerging
role of art as a gateway for the exploration of the
sciences. He will be joined by Harvey Seifter, founder
of the Art of Science Learning, and Janet Yamaguchi,
Vice President of the Discovery Science Center, who
are using creative arts methods to encourage greater
understanding and retention in Science, Technology,
Engineering and Mathematics. Panelists will present
visuals and key concepts that attendees can incorporate
into future development / teaching goals, from inspiring
curiosity to using the intuitiveness of the visual arts
to enhance concept retention and future innovation.
the conclusion of the program, a limited edition Wyland
print will be auctioned off during a live auction. All
proceeds from the auction will support the Wyland Foundation
and the California Science Teachers Association. Click
here to view the print to be auctioned.