New York Biology
              Teachers Association
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Science Council
New York City

Science 2015/A New Beginning

37th Annual Conference!

MARCH 28TH, 2015
8 AM TO 4 PM

On-site registration begins at 7:45 a.m.



NEW YORK, NY 10282

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There is no fee for this activity, but space is limited.

Registration is required.

The New York Biology Teachers' Association

invites you to participate in a Field Trip

Climate Change:
Adapting in NYC

A Program for High School Biology Teachers

led by an Urban Park Ranger

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Alley Pond Park, Queens

1:00 to 3:00 pm

[Rain or Shine]

Meeting location will be sent with your registration confirmation.

This is an outdoor activity. Wear comfortable shoes for this easy walk.

Since this is the middle of the Spring bird migration, bring binoculars.

Climate Change has the ability to affect every living thing on our planet. Participants will explore the park and come away with a basic understanding of the effects of climate change on New York City flora, fauna and landscape. They will discover and discuss what they can do to help our environment, not only in the city, but worldwide.

The activities in Climate Change: Adapting in New York City focus on the following skills:

  • Identifying relationships
  • Critically thinking to solve real-world problems
  • Formulating questions about natural phenomenon
  • Collecting qualitative and quantitative data
  • Working effectively in groups
  • Observing, recording and analyzing

To register, send your name, home/cell telephone number, and school to by April 15. As space is limited, please register early. You will receive a confirmation e-mail.

No Fee                                                        
Registration required

Beneath the Sea
8th Annual
Marine Careers Program
High  School  &  College  Students

FRIDAY,  MARCH  27,  2015

9AM - 5PM

Holiday  Inn  (across  from  Meadowlands  Exposition  Center)
300  Plaza  Drive,  Secaucus,  NJ  07094

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No Fee                                                        
Registration required
Last day to register 3/23/15

Women in STEM:
Insights from Social Psychology

Saturday, March 28, 2015
9 AM - 4 PM

Julius S. Held Lecture Hall
 304 Barnard Hall
3009 Broadway
 New York, NY

Women, and particularly women of color, are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. Although numerous factors contribute to this underrepresentation, recent research has shown that stereotypes about both kinds of people who succeed at STEM and about the work itself inhibit the engagement, persistence, and performance of women and women of color. Over the last decade, abundant research in social psychology has documented the causes and consequences of STEM-relevant stereotypes. Recent investigations have identified strategies that produce resilience in the face of stereotypes and negative cues that signal low representation. This meeting will bring together social psychologists, education researchers, and STEM educators to discuss evidence-based interventions for reducing gender barriers in academic and professional institutions.

Graduate Programs Fair
  The City University Of New York

  Monday, March 30, 2015
2:30 PM - 7:30 PM

On Mon., March 30, 2015 explore 800 Master's and Doctoral degree programs in 160 disciplines taught by leaders in their field. Speak with graduate admissions professionals and faculty from all 13 CUNY colleges and professional schools offering Master's and Doctoral degree programs.

Workshops include:

Master's & Doctoral (General) Session 3-4 & 5-6 PM
Business 6:30-7:30 PM
Diversity Pipeline 4-5 PM
Law 5:15-6:15 PM
Professional Science Master�s 3-4 PM
Nursing 4:15-5:15 PM
Professional Science Master's 6-7 PM
Psychology 5:30-6:30 PM
Public Health & Nutrition 4-5 PM

Education Panels:

Science and Math Education 2:45-3:45 PM
Employment Certification 3-4 PM
Special Education 3:50-4:50 PM
Teacher Certification 5-6 PM
TESOL/Bilingual 6-7 PM

CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th Street)
New York, NY 10016-4309

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No Fee                                                        
Registration required

   The Chlorine Revolution
Friday, April 10, 2015
 7pm - 8:30pm
Hunter College
It can be argued that using chlorine in drinking water created the biggest
improvement in public health in modern history. Typhoid fever was not eradicated in the U.S. until the widespread use of water disinfection was realized.

Join Dr. Michael McGuire author of The Chlorine Revolution as he recounts
the story of how chlorine first got introduced into municipal drinking water
supplies.  He will also introduce you to Dr. John L. Leal, a forgotten hero of public health.

Genes in Space

A Challenge for Students to Design
a DNA Analysis Experiment for Space!

Space exploration poses intriguing questions about life beyond Earth. To
answer them, Genes in Space  invites students in grades 7 through 12 to propose a pioneering DNA amplification experiment to occur aboard the International Space Station powered by miniPCR

Help design a pioneering experiment that will open an era of DNA exploration in space.

Crew: U.S. students and teachers interested in science, technology, and space, in grades 7 through 12.

Location: International Space Station.

Contest Launch Date: March 17, 2015.

Closing Date: April 30, 2015.

Life as we know it is encoded in DNA. On Earth we use a process called PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) to rapidly detect and analyze DNA. PCR can make billions of copies of specific DNA sequences for study, in a process called DNA amplification. PCR has never been done in space, and now you can be among the first to propose a DNA amplification experiment for the International Space Station.

If you win, your design will become one of the first ever DNA experiments in space!

American Museum of Natural History

NYC Teachers Chancellor�s Day
Professional Development 2015

Using Museum Resources to Support K-12 Science Education

June 4, 2015
8:30 am - 3:00 pm

This professional development day is designed for teachers who want to strengthen their ability to use Museum resources to teach science. 

Participants will have the opportunity to chose from a range of breakout sessions that will utilize the Museum's digital, print, and exhibition resources to connect with the science curriculum in ways that are engaging for students.

Grades K-12

Cost: $35 per participant includes continental breakfast, lunch and Museum resources.

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For information on many more local activites for science educators,

visit NYAS Science Educators - Events Calendar

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