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2015 CALIFORNIA SCIENCE EDUCATION CONFERENCE

OCTOBER 2-4, 2015 • SACRAMENTO, CA

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Below you will find the basic conference schedule for the 2015 California Science Education Conference. This schedule can be used as a general guide in planning your conference participation. Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

This schedule is still being updated with all confirmed events - please check back for updates.

 

Thursday, October 1, 2015

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Registration Desk Open

Friday, October 2, 2015

7:00 am – 6:00 pm: Registration Desk Open

7:30 am - 5:00 pm: Field Course #1: The American River Watershed Top to Bottom with Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) (Ticket Required, Offsite Event.)

8:00 am - 4:30 pm: Field Course #2: Integrating Art and Science in Nature Journaling with John Muir Laws (Ticket Required, Offsite Event.)

8:00 am – 9:00 am: Concurrent Workshops and Commercial Workshops

9:00 am – 6:00 pm: Exhibit Hall Open

9:15 am – 10:45 am: Opening Session, Membership Meeting, and Keynote Speaker: Ainissa Ramirez. Sponsored by Chevron.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Concurrent Workshops and Commercial Workshops

11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Focus Speaker Isabel MontaƱez, Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of California, Davis:Crystallized Climate in Sierra Nevada Caves: Reconstructing Past Mega-Drought Episodes in California

12:00 pm 1:00 pm: Visit the Exhibit Hall

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Concurrent Workshops and Commercial Workshops

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Focus Speaker Betsy Rupp Fulwiler, Science Education Consultant: Science and Writing: Research-Based Approach That Enhances Learning in Both Domains

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Concurrent Short Courses (Ticket Required)

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm: Concurrent Workshops and Commercial Workshops

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm: Focus Speaker Dr. George Matsumoto, Senior Education and Research Specialist, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute Bringing Deep-sea Science and Data into the Classrooms

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Concurrent Workshops and Commercial Workshops

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Science Scavenger Hunt

7:00 pm: Dine-About Sacramento

Saturday, October 3, 2015

7:00 am – 5:45 pm: Registration Desk Open

8:00 am – 9:00 am: Concurrent Workshops and Commercial Workshops

8:00 am – 11:00 am: Concurrent Short Courses (Ticket Required)

9:00 am – 3:00 pm: Exhibit Hall Open

9:30 am – 10:30 am: Concurrent Workshops and Commercial Workshops

11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Concurrent Workshops and Commercial Workshops

11:30 am - 1:00 pm: Awards Lunch: Presentation of CSTA Awards, PAEMST Awards, and Presentation by Dr. Helen Quinn (Ticket Required)

11:30 am - 4:30 pm: Field Course #3: The Science in Your Beer: Chemistry, Microbiology, and Sensory Analysis at Sudwerk Brewery (Ticket Required, Offsite Event.)

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm: Concurrent Workshops and Commercial Workshops

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Concurrent Short Courses (Ticket Required)

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm: Last Chance to Visit the Exhibit Hall

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm: Concurrent Workshops

4:35 pm – 5:35 pm: Concurrent Workshops

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Live! It's Science Comedy Night!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

7:30 am - 1:00 pm: Registration Desk Open

7:30 am - 2:15 pm: Field Course #4: Panning for Gold in the California Foothills (Ticket Required, Offsite Event.)

8:00 am – 9:15 am: Closing Session: Keynote Speaker: José Hernández

9:20 am – 10:20 am: Concurrent Workshops

10:40 am – 11:40 am: Concurrent Workshops

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Concurrent Workshops