I think one of the hardest things about attending the NSTA National Conference is know just where to be—attending one of the numerous presentations, taking part in a field trip, checking out the exhibit hall, joining a networking event. I like to plan my schedule in advance—selecting sessions (try to make sure they’re not too far apart so I can get to them on time!) that just may lead to a future NSTA Reports’ article. But sometimes you just have to be flexible, like when you spot a familiar cartoon character in the exhibit hall or science teachers dropping Lego® astronauts from overhead to try to hit a target and you have to pause to take a picture.
Seeing people I haven’t seen since the last NSTA conference is always a highlight, as is meeting new folks. The NSTA Hub in the South Lobby has been a lot fun—I’ve talked to a lot new members, many long-term members, and quite a few who needed directions to the field trip buses or the registration area!
If you haven’t visited the NSTA Hub, stop by during the conference, meet some of your NSTA Board and Council members, as well as some of the staff. And don’t forget to check out the walls around the Hub where NSTA members are expressing their love for science education!
More About the 2017 National Conference on Science Education
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The mission of NSTA is to promote excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all.
Future NSTA Conferences
2017 STEM Forum & Expo
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