New York Biology Teachers Association
Special Information    

38th Annual
All-Day Conference and Luncheon:

Science: The Essence of STEM

Saturday, April 16th, 2016
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Stuyvesant High School


• Special workshops planned for new and in service science teachers on  understanding of current assessment system
• Informal educational resources available for NYC including museums, zoos, aquariums, environmental and National parks
• Information about textbooks, educational materials, programs and ideas
• Commercially developed educational workshops
• Easy access via many major subway lines and the NJ PATH system
• Exhibition Hall featuring books, programs, and classroom materials
• Hot buffet luncheon available

Keynote Address: STEM in the City 
Join science author, video host and native Brooklynite Michael DiSpezio for a motivating, entertaining and eye-opening survey of the incredible engineering projects that make the Big Apple the world’s greatest city!  You’ll explore a rich landscape of STEM teaching ideas and opportunities that range from the historic construction of the Brooklyn Bridge to the contemporary excavation of City Water Tunnel No. 3. Discover how you can create a powerful and engaging STEM component by integrating citywide sites and resources into your current lesson plans.

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Beach Cleanup
Lemon Creek Park
Staten Island
Saturday, April 9 at 10am
rain date April 10

Sign up now to make a difference! 
And spread the word.


Join NYC H2O, the Staten Island Museum, the Natural Resources Protection Association and the NYC Parks Department for a volunteer beach cleanup at Lemon Creek Park. A clean beach benefits local residents and marine life. Schoolchildren who go on NYC H2O's free field trips to Lemon Creek get to learn about wetlands and green infrastructure. So help get Lemon Creek's Beach ready for spring! 

Registration required:  sign up here.

The cleanup will run from 10am to 1pm.

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No Teacher Left Indoors

Saturday, April 9th

9 am - 1 pm

Stony Brook University
Earth & Space Sciences Building
Don't Delay - Register Today!
Join members of the New York State Master Teachers Program’s Long Island Earth Science cohort in their mission to get more teachers (and their students) outside. In this free workshop, participants will discuss the process of inquiry in the science classroom and how it fits into The New York State Science Learning Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards. Strategies to take some of the more traditional laboratory activities and transform them into inquiry-based experiences will be explored and participants will experience the transformation of one of our lab activities from traditional lab to an inquiry-based one. Near the workshop’s end, participants will have the opportunity to brainstorm and work collectively to turn labs that they have brought into something that they can use in the future.

Any questions contact Ashley Bloch at

Genes in Space Awards
 Design a DNA experiment for Space.

Inviting 7-12th grade students and
Be a space DNA pioneer!

Submit an application before April 20, 2016

The Genes in Space competition attracts students who are curious about the living world on Earth and beyond. Anticipating a high number of outstanding proposals, we are further expanding the Genes in Space Awards.  We will recognize and celebrate a total of 25 student teams and their

25 Genes in Space Awards

* 10 Honorable Mentions
* 5 Constellation Awards "For Schools with highest number of submissions"
* 5 Middle School Awards
* 5 Finalists - one of whom will be selected as Winner

What is Genes in Space?

A national science competition inviting 7-12th grade students and teachers to propose a DNA experiment for Space. Be a space DNA pioneer!

* Develop a real-world research proposal
* Launch your DNA experiment to the International Space Station
* Present at the ISS R&D conference, San Diego
* Attend a Space Biology Camp at New England Biolabs®
* Receive mentorship from Harvard and MIT PhD Scientists
* Win a miniPCR DNA Discovery System for your school, and more

For information on many more local activities for science educators,

visit NYAS Science Educators - Events Calendar

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