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2013 CALIFORNIA SCIENCE
EDUCATION CONFERENCE

OCTOBER 25-27, 2013 • PALM SPRINGS

See you in Palm Springs! #CSTA13

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On-Site Registration Desk:

The on-site registration desk will be located in the Oasis Lobby of the Palm Springs Convention Center.Click here for directions to the convention center.

Registration will be open in the Oasis Lobby: (click for directions)

Thursday, October 24, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm (There are no events on Thursday, only on-site registration and badge pick-up.)

Friday, October 25, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday, October 26, 7:00 am - 5:45 pm

Sunday, October 27, 7:00 am - 12:00 pm: On Sunday, registration will be located outside of Oasis 3.

To register for the conference download a copy of the registration form and bring it completed along with payment (credit card, check, or P.O. made payble to CSTA) to the Palm Springs Convention Center.

Advance registration is now closed.

Conference registration includes access to over 175 workshops, the exhibit hall, most evening events, focus speaker sessions, and general sessions.

Already registered for the conference? Click here to start planning your professional development. Save your schedule, share it with your colleagues, and view it on your mobile device while at the conference.

Advance registration is now closed. Thank you to all of you who registered in advance. This does not mean that you cannot attend. On-site registration will be available. Please see the registration desk schedule below. Want to arrive at the conference ready to register? Download and complete the registration form (using on-site rates) that is a part of the registration brochure.

Hotel reservations are still being accepted: Click here for online reservations and pricing details.

On-Site Registration Desk:

The on-site registration desk will be located in the Oasis Lobby of the Palm Springs Convention Center.Click here for directions to the convention center.

Registration will be open in the Oasis Lobby: (click for directions)

Thursday, October 24, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm (There are no events on Thursday, only on-site registration and badge pick-up.)

Friday, October 25, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday, October 26, 7:00 am - 5:45 pm

Sunday, October 27, 7:00 am - 12:00 pm: On Sunday, registration will be located outside of Oasis 3.

To register for the conference download a copy of the registration form and bring it completed along with payment (credit card, check, or P.O. made payble to CSTA) to the Palm Springs Convention Center.

The California Science Education Conference is the annual conference of the California Science Teachers Association (CSTA). For over 20 years the conference has been providing up-to-the-minute educational programs for California's science educators. The conference features the perfect mix of hands-on workshops, engaging lectures from professional scientists and university-level educators, in-depth three- and six-hour courses, one-of-a-kind field course experiences, and quality networking opportunities that are only possible when meeting face-to-face.

Conference sessions are designed to meet the needs of both new and veteran science educators. There are sessions for all grade levels, Pre-K-12 and preservice educators. Each educational session is designated by one of the following tracks: STEM, earth/space science, life science, biology, environmental science, chemistry, physics, physical science, and cross-disciplinary science; and addresses one or more of the following emphasis: STEM careers/workforce, literacy/EL, pedagogy/I&E, assessment, technology, and informal science.

The 2013 California Science Education Conference offers special programming strands designed to meet the needs of today's science educators. The programming strands include:

Did you know that school districts in California will receive $1.25 billion dollars in 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 to help them implement Common Core State Standards (CCSS)? These one-time funds can be used for teacher professional development for those teachers directly involved in instruction of CCSS AND NGSS.

Your full conference registration includes:

Weekend only registration includes all of the above listed events that occur on Saturday and Sunday.

The conference offers several ticketed events to enhance your conference experience:

More information will be posted as it becomes available. Please check back often.