Palm Springs VillageFest - Thursday, October 20, 6:00
Arriving the night before the conference starts? Join
thousands of visitors and locals in beautiful downtown
Palm Springs on Thursday evening for the valley's finest
event. Every Thursday evening, downtown Palm Springs
transforms into a bustling venue with a diverse array
of artists, artisans, entertainers, and purveyors of
fresh fruits and veggies, flowers, jewelry, snacks,
and sweets. Add all that to the great shops, restaurants,
clubs, and entertainment venues located along world
famous Palm Canyon Drive, and the result
is one of Southern California's most popular weekly
STEM Pool Party and
Engineering Challenge - Friday, October 21, 2016, 6:45
Springs is all about hanging by the pool! Join CSTA
for a fun evening of music, networking, and more around
the largest swimming pool in Palm Springs! The Renaissance
Palm Springs Hotel pool deck features cabanas, fire
pits, and a heated swimming pool. CSTA and the UCR Bourns
College of Engineering/MESA program will add a twist
to the standard pool party scene with engineering challenges!
Register your team for the cardboard boat challenge
(teams of 2 to 4) and race across the swimming pool,
try to build a stomp rocket that will clear the pool,
or just kick back and enjoy the music. Be sure
to buy your ticket, only $10, for this fun and new event.
No need to find a place to have dinner in town before
the event, your $10 ticket entitles you to $10 worth
of food and drinks.
2013 Conference STEM Pool Party Video
Saturday Night - The
Choice Is Yours!
Hang out at the pool, catch a movie, enjoy dinner out
with friends, or grab the bus to the casino!
Downtown Palm Springs is just a few blocks from the
host hotel and convention center. The downtown core
bars, and nightclubs galore. Looking for something
a little more low-key? Grab a movie
at the nearby cinema, or simply relax at the hotel pool
No matter what you choose, you will find something
to match your mood in beautiful Palm Springs.
Dine About Palm Springs
CSTA is pleased to offer conference attendees an opportunity
to meet and network with fellow science teachers. We
have made reservations at several area restaurants for
Saturday, October 22 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
Palm Springs sign-up board in the CSTA booth on Saturday
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 Saturday, October 22, 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.
Bus Trip to Agua
Caliente Casino - Saturday, October 22, 6:30 pm - 9:00
Enjoy a group bus ride and 90 minutes at the Agua
Caliente Casino! Located just 20 minutes from downtown
Palm Springs, the Agua Caliente Casino offers slots,
table games, restaurants, buffets and more! Tickets
are just $20!