New York Biology Teachers Association
Special Information
40th Annual
All-Day Conference and Luncheon
Shift Into New Dimensions  
Saturday, March 24, 2018
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
On Site Registration begins at 7:45 AM

Stuyvesant High School
345 Chambers Street
New York, NY  10282

Located at the intersection of Chambers and West Streets

Certificate available for 5 HOURS of professional development
New York City Department of Education Endorsed

  • CTLE CREDIT required for mandatory PD 100 hours required by NYSED will be available for selected workshops as noted in the final program and in updates on our website.
  • Keynote Address:  Reengineering NYC Science Instruction for the 21st Century Classroom: Michael DiSpezio
  • There are 4 workshop sessions and you can select workshops of your choice for each session.
  • Special workshops planned for new and in-service science teachers on understanding of current assessment systems and instructional strategies.
  • Update your content understanding.
  • 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

For more information visit our website at
On-line registration and payment available.

The Day at a Glance- NEW FORMAT

7:45-9:30                    Walk in Registration
7:45-9:00                    Coffee, Tea and Muffins
8:15- 9:15                   Session A
9:15- 12:00                 Exhibits and Free Materials
10:30-11:30                Session B
11:45-12:45                Keynote Address
12:45-1:45                  Luncheon     
1:45- 2:45                   Session C
3:00- 4:00                   Session D 
4:00 PM                      Certificate of Completion of Six Hours of Professional                                         Development and Door Prize Giveaway

Member Associations of SCONYC
Catholic Science Council-Diocese of Brooklyn -Chemistry Teachers Club of New York - Educators for Gateway - Elementary School Science Association - New York Biology Teachers’ Association  - New York Microscopical Society- New York State Marine Education Association - Physics Club of New York -Science Supervisors Association- Science Teachers Association of New York State (NYC Section)    
Associate Members
Environmental Education Advisory Council- United Federation of Teachers Science Committee                                                              
New York State Science Olympiad, Inc.- United Federation of Teachers Outdoor-Environmental Education Committee

SCONYC is a Non-Profit Organization and an associate member of the National Science Teachers Association

Registration: Follow these procedures:
Register and pay online using your credit card at follow link to Eventbrite. 

Attend our annual conference and meet other Science Teachers. This is a conference for and by Science Teachers.

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Stony Brook University
Living World Open Night
Friday, March 23, 2018
Earth and Space Sciences 001

 Liliana M. Dávalos
Department of Ecology and Evolution
Stony Brook University

Extinction, Extinction: How it Was and How to Stop it From the Miocene to Today
The central question of our time is whether we can manage global ecosystems to support us today and into the future, or we continue on current trends of ever-increasing extinction rates and ecosystem loss. But while many current challenges, such as massive carbon dioxide or nitrogen output, are unprecedented, others have in fact been unfolding for
thousands of years. Here Liliana M. Dávalos shows the results of studies combining the fossil record with DNA techniques to discover the footprint of human activities deep into the past. Using the islands of the Caribbean as a microcosm offers crucial lessons for the future: it would take nature millions of years to restore what was lost over only a few hundred ears.

Inviting US students and teachers in grades 7-12 to participate in Genes in Space 2018

Genes in Space 2018

 Design and Launch your DNA Experiment to Space!

Calling all students in grades 7 through 12: Pioneer research on the International Space Station by designing your DNA experiment for space. Genes in Space is a science contest that challenges students to design original DNA experiments that address real-life challenges and opportunities of space exploration. The contest is free, and does not require equipment. Proposals will be judged solely on their creative and scientific merit. The winning experiment is conducted in space, and samples are returned to Earth for you to analyze!

Submission deadline is April 20th, 2018

Genes in Space is a collaboration between miniPCR and Boeing with generous support from CASIS, Math for America, and New England Biolabs, Inc.

Click here for more information

Water Ecology & Engineering Field Trips
All 5 NYC Boroughs For School Groups Grades 2-12

NYC H2O offers free Water Engineering and Ecology Field Trips in all 5 boroughs.
Our field trip sites are: Central Park Reservoir, Manhattan Silver Lake Reservoir, Staten
Island Baisley Pond, Queens Lemon Creek, Staten Island Ridgewood Reservoir, Brooklyn Jerome Park Reservoir, Bronx High Bridge, Bronx & Manhattan Plumb Beach, Brooklyn Reservoirs:  Each reservoir has its own dramatic story.

NYC H2O's talented team engages students in hands-on outdoor activities that show how reservoirs were constructed for NYC's water system. Students learn how parks and trees protect reservoirs as part of experiencing these seldom visited, public 'natural' treasures.

Wetlands: NYC H2O's field trips to Lemon Creek, Staten Island, and Plumb Beach, Brooklyn, give students the opportunity to explore fresh and salt water wetlands and discover the crucial role these environments play in supporting harbor ecology and mitigating storm surges. The field trips are free; reservations require a $50 deposit, refunded once a class goes on a field trip. Reserve your school's field trip.

This program is sponsored in part by NYC DEP, Catskill Watershed Corporation, Aggreko, Turtle & Hughes, United Electric Power and Skanska.

For information on many more local activities for science educators,

visit NYAS Science Educators - Events Calendar

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