West Virginia Science Teachers Association Annual Conference

Thu, October 24 2019, 3:00 PM - Sat, October 26 2019, 3:00 PM [EST]

200 Lee St East, Charleston, WV, 25301, United States

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Regular Attendee (Early Bird $130) Partial Approval -$130.00

Sales end on - 09/30/2019

This ticket is for all regular attendees (teachers, faculty, professionals, etc) and is required for all presenters.

Full-Time Student and Retired Teachers ($105) Partial Approval - $105.00

Sales end on - 10/18/2019

This registration is ONLY for full-time students and those retired from the teaching profession.

Vendor Regisration ($230) Partial Approval -$230.00

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This registration is for the primary representative from a vendor and includes your table in the vendor area. You must purchase one of these full-price tickets for each vendor.

Additional Vendor Representative ($150) Partial Approval - $150.00

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This registration may only be used for the second(+) vendor representatives. Your company will not have a table in the vendor area if you don't purchase a Standard Vendor registration first.

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Event Information

Thu, October 24 2019, 3:00 PM - Sat, October 26 2019, 3:00 PM [EST]

About the Event

WVSTA Fall Conference 2019 “Energizing Science Education” will be held in Charleston, WV, October 24, 25, and 26 at the beautiful Marriott Town Center Hotel. Join us for a wonderful look at alternate sources of energy as we re-energize our science teaching with WVSTA.  NOTE: If paying via Purchase Order, select "Invoice" in the payment methods. If you have a special billing request (group of pre-service, etc.), contact Wayne directly at wyonk@suddenlink.net.

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About the Organizer

WVSTA is a statewide organization that has provided for or supported many of the professional development needs of teachers of science in West Virginia for over 30 years. Starting from humble beginnings with 60 motivated science teachers in 1985, our organization has grown into the forum for science education reform in West Virginia, including the development of regional Science-Mathematics Consortia all over the state. Our members include Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School and College teachers as well as Informal Education, Business and Technical Professionals.

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Event Sponsors

WHO IS ATTENDING

Joseph Wyatt

Owner
BPK Press


Mark Hurt

Senior Sales Representative
McGraw Hill Education


Event Schedule

  • October 24, 2019
  • October 25, 2019
  • October 26, 2019
03:30 PM
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09:30 PM
05:00 PM
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08:00 PM

Pre-Conference Session

Room is TBD

$20.00

This pre-conference session on the SuGo robotics initiative will be 4 hours long and certify you to sign out a classroom kit from the NASA ERC.

06:00 PM
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09:00 PM

Exhibitors' Reception

$0.00

Get a jump on the vendor exhibits! See what new resources are available for engaging your students, and start earning your "bucks" for the auction tonight. Enjoy the FREE FOOD, but please register so we know how much to order.

08:45 PM
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10:00 PM

Auction

$0.00

Come spend the "bucks" you earned by visiting the vendors as we auction off donated science equipment for your classroom!

06:30 AM
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08:00 AM

Friday Breakfast

$0.00

Breakfast is included in your registration, but you must select which meals you are attending.

07:30 AM
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05:00 PM

Registration

Lobby

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Registration is open

08:00 AM
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05:00 PM

Exhibits Open

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Come check out the vendors and their exciting exhibits!

08:00 AM
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10:15 AM
08:00 AM
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10:30 AM

T-Rex Science Center Field Trip (Free)

$0.00

Visit the new T-Rex Science Center! We will carpool to the site leaving at 8am.

10:30 AM
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12:00 PM

Opening Session

TBD

$0.00

Please join us for the opening session.

12:15 PM
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01:15 PM

Friday Lunch

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Lunch is included with your registration, but you must select which meals you are joining us for.

01:00 PM
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05:00 PM

Friday Geology Field Trip with Dr. Bob and Deb

$20.00

It’s always a great day for a field trip! Enjoy the local geology with the man in the red suspenders. Dr. Bob Behling, retired West Virginia University Professor of Geology and Dr. Deb Hemler, Fairmont State University Geoscience professor, will educate you on the local geology. The resources the local rocks yield are always a popular topic! Make sure you wear sturdy shoes and outdoor attire! (Fee $20) Transportation provided.

01:30 PM
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05:00 PM
06:30 PM
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08:30 PM

Grand Banquet

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Your banquet ticket is included with your registration, but you must select which meals you are joining us for.

08:30 PM
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10:30 PM

Desert Reception

tbd

$0.00

After our banquet and keynote, please stick around to enjoy the desert reception.

07:00 AM
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08:30 AM

Saturday Breakfast

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Breakfast is included with your registration, but you must select which meals you are joining us for.

08:00 AM
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10:00 AM
08:00 AM
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12:00 PM

Kanawha State Forest Tour ($20)

$20.00

Join Dr. Rebecca Linger on a walk around Kanawha State Forest to look for plants with medicinal, toxic or even reputed magical properties. Dr. Linger, program coordinator of the Kanawha Valley Master Naturalists brings her knowledge of ethnobotany and the flora of Kanawha State Forest to WVSTA. Kanawha State Forest is a beautiful area of over 9,300 acres that is located just a few miles out Rt. 119 from Charleston. Prior to the 1930s, the area was heavily timbered and mined for many year before the establishment of Camp Kanawha by the Civilian Conservation Corps. In the 1970s the area was designated as a State Forest and is currently managed by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resource. Miles of trails cut through Kanawha State Forest through a variety of habitats making the site a favorite for naturalists looking for interesting wildflowers, birds and reptiles. Some of the more popular hiking and biking trails include the Spotted Salamander Trail, a paved walkway with braille signage, Rattlesnake Trail, a rigorous hilly one mile hike and Black Bear Mountain Bike Trail a steep biking trail for 2 wheeled adventurers. Steve Beckelhimer will be along on the walk to assist Dr. Linger.

08:30 AM
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11:00 AM
12:00 PM
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01:30 PM

President’s Luncheon & WVSTA Business Meeting

$0.00

Lunch is included with your registration, but please let us know which meals you will be attending.

01:30 PM
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02:30 PM

WVSTA Board Meeting

TBD

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