CSTA is now accepting booth reservations for the 2018 Conference!
Take advantage of this incredible opportunity to reach approximately 1,800+ science educators, from all grade levels and science disciplines, K-University, who will attend the 2018 California Science Education Conference in Pasadena. Many of the attendees are leaders at their schools and in their districts. Many make purchasing decisions or have influence in the purchasing process.
2016 CALIFORNIA SCIENCE EDUCATION CONFERENCE
OCTOBER 21-23, 2016 | PALM SPRINGS, CA
Thank you to the following exhibitors for their support of and participation in the 2016 California Science Education Conference:
3D Molecular Designs
Our innovative, hands-on kits focus on STEM and NGSS crosscutting concepts in biology, chemistry, physical and life sciences. See our teacher-tested Flow of Genetic Information and Phospholipid and Membrane Transport Kits.
Accelerate Learning STEMscopes
Accelerate Learning in conjunction with Rice University is the creator of STEMscopes CANGSS, a 5E+IA STEM curriculum built from the ground up to the California NGSS.
We produce K-8 science curricula for the next generation of students by integrating reading, writing, talking, and “doing” science in every lesson. We incorporate interactive digital technology to dramatically enhance science learning.
AcuVise Retirement Strategies
Accurate Advise, no charge, extensive consultations to research your STRS/PERS, 403B and Roth accounts. Also options to create “Tax-Free” retirement income.
Aidmics created uHandy, a bioscience tool for children which transforms mobile devices into a professional microscope. uHandy helps children to experience the power of “seeing the unseen.”
Alaska Raptor Center
The Alaska Raptor Center’s mission is to rehabilitate and release injured bald eagles and other birds of prey back into the wild and to educate the public about raptors and Alaska.
Amplify Science is a revolutionary K-8 science curriculum that invites students to inhabit the role of a scientist or engineering professional in order to explore scientific phenomena through a variety of real-world problems.
Anatomy in Clay Learning System
Teach your students anatomy with hands-on Anatomy in Clay® Learning System. Building body systems on our specially-designed models improves students’ understanding and knowledge retention.
For nearly 30 years, Arbor Scientific has worked with teachers to develop educational science supplies, instruments, and lab equipment that makes learning fun for students.
Ardusat creates hands-on STEM experiences for the classroom. By providing open curriculum resources mapped to standards, an Experiment Hub for students to build experiments and share their findings, Ardusat is the complete STEM program.
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Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.
From DNA extraction techniques to sequencing a gene and protein analysis, Bio-Rad synergistically brings about change in science learning and provides educators with research quality kits, equipment, reagents and curricula.
See BIOZONE’s award-winning instructional materials for grades 9-12 biology (NGSS, AP, IB), A & P, earth and space science, environmental science. Our unique 3-in-1 products: textbook lite/activities/study guide, are available in print or digital format.
BirdBrain = Literacy + Science. We serve NGSS aligned articles at 7 different reading levels. We diagnose student reading levels, serve the same content to all students at their independent reading level, and adapt the level they receive as they improve.
CA Assoc. for Environmental Outdoor Education (AEOE)
The California Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education supports and inspires educators in their quest for the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential to help all learners understand, appreciate and care for their environment. As an integral part of achieving our mission, we encourage direct experience outdoors.
California Coastal Commission
The California Coastal Commission’s Public Education Program works to increase public knowledge of coastal and marine resources and to engage the public in coastal protection and restoration activities.
California Department of Education
The California Department of Education staff will have information and answer questions regarding programs to assist and highlight K-12 teachers in California. Come learn about STEM, environmental education, mathematics, science, the PAEMST, and more.
CA Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom
The California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating youth throughout California about the importance of agriculture in their daily lives.
California Geological Survey
CGS is the primary source of information and maps on California geology, earthquakes, and mineral resources. Stop by and chat with our geologists and pick up free maps and posters.
California Institute for Biodiversity CIB
CIB’s mission is to invigorate K-12 science teaching by providing educators with the power of field-based, hands-on, three dimensional learning through our CA-NGSS aligned, scientifically rigorous professional development programming.
California State University, Long Beach Science Education Department
Provides professional development and coursework for pre-service and in-service science teachers, as well as informal science educators.
Carolina Biological Supply Co.
For 80+ years Carolina has been a family owned company founded by Dr. Powell, a devoted science professor at Elon University in North Carolina who recognized that students learn best by "doing". Over 25 years ago, Carolina entered into a partnership with the Smithsonian Science Education Center to create and publish instructional units that have been integrated into school district curriculum documents to provide “active learning and instruction” in science and STEM education.
Cogent Education IS3D, LLC
Cogent Education offers Interactive Case Study software where students explore a career in science, interact with the molecular world, and solve real-world problems. Designed by scientists and proven to help students learn difficult biological concepts.
With over 30 years of experience, Delta has been providing the best tools for helping students learn, including our inquiry-based kits, and hands-on classroom resources. Now offering the FOSS Next Generation Edition.
Department of Water Resources Water Education Branch
The DWR water education program provides free classroom materials for K-12 teachers. Come by for samples or order online:
Dinah.com is an educational publishing and consulting company owned by Dinah Zike, with downloadable resources for educators, featuring Notebooking Central, Visual Kinesthetic Vocabulary (VKVs), PHOTOinfer, Paperosophy, and LOCOmotion product lines as well as Foldables® and Notebook Foldables® products. Knowledge unfolds.
Discovery Education transforms classrooms, empowers teachers, and captivates students by leading the way in providing high quality, dynamic, digital content to school districts large and small, rural and suburban, and everything in between.
Donate Life California
Donate Life California is the nonprofit organ and tissue donor registry dedicated to inspiring people to sign up as organ donors. Our free Educator Resource Guide DVD and classroom speakers provide the facts and science behind organ and tissue donation.
Earthwatch Institute enables students and educators to volunteer alongside renowned environmental scientists while making a real contribution to their research, resulting in lifelong transformation by engaging them with real environmental conservation.
2-unit, hands-on, PD workshop you will never forget! Lots of resources and lesson plans! Learn by doing. Experiences, tours and speakers, make this fun and educational for you and your colleagues! Email for details, can’t wait to hear from you!
Educational Innovations, Inc.
At Educational Innovations, we’re committed to offering SUPER! WOW! NEAT!® science materials and discrepant event demonstration supplies that will bring out the scientist in everyone: colleagues, students, grandkids. We make science sizzle!
Educurious provides blended project-based courses that engage students in developing solutions to real-world challenges. Our blended learning approach leverages an online platform to deliver curriculum and provide a space for collaboration.
Edvotek manufactures research-grade biotechnology experiments, biologics, reagents, and equipment for high schools and colleges. Experiments include DNA fingerprinting, forensics, PCR, molecular cloning, immunology, environmental science, and AP Biology.
Engineering is Elementary Museum of Science
Engineering is Elementary® offers constructivist, project-based, STEM curriculum for grades 1-5. Choose from 20 units that are flexible, research based, teacher tested, and aligned with NGSS. Used in all 50 states!
Proven hands-on solutions for grades PreK-12, with educational and supplemental materials that enrich teaching and engage students in math, science, and reading. Learn more at www.hand2mind.com.
Exploratorium Teacher Institute
The Exploratorium Teacher Institute (TI) has been the professional development home for middle school and high school math and science teachers since 1984. TI supports teachers to incorporate the hands-on, inquiry-rich experiences of the Exploratorium into their classrooms.
ExploreLearning Gizmos are interactive, online simulations that drive conceptual understanding in Math and Science for students in grades 3-12. Complete with inquiry lessons, assessment and reporting!
Fisher Science Education
Fisher Science Education, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, is excited to support STEM education in California. As the world leader in serving science, we offer hands on classroom and laboratory equipment that will engage teachers and students.
Flinn Scientific, Inc.
Flinn is the leader in science and lab chemical safety. Publisher of the renowned Flinn Catalog Reference Manual, Flinn develops chemistry, biology, physics, life science, Earth science, physical science, and safety products for middle and high schools.
FLIR thermal imaging cameras give STEM students the opportunity to learn about heat and temperature in an interactive and engaging way. See firsthand how FLIR’s cameras offer a vehicle for discovering.
Foresters Financial, Inc. provides everyday families and individuals with financial solutions, guidance, and tools, to meet their needs across all life stages.
Frey Scientific/CPO Science
Frey Scientific/CPO Science provide high-quality inquiry-based teaching and learning systems for science grades 6-12 as well as lab equipment, supplies, and technology products for science classrooms and labs.
Handmade science gifts for you or your favorite science fanatic! We have a unique selection of periodic table of elements and solar system related items including baby clothes, jewelry, t-shirts, pillows, periodic table books, and much more!
Gold Coast Science Network
Gold Coast Science Network (GCSN) is a local chapter of the California Science Teachers Association (CSTA) serving Ventura County and its Central California neighbors Santa Barbara, San Louis Obispo, Los Angeles, and Kern.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Our short films, virtual labs, apps and print materials combine important science and real data with engaging presentation. These multimedia resources are developed, vetted, and field-tested by educators and scientists- and are all free.
iDESIGN Solutions (iDESIGN) is a Value Added Reseller of technology for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) education. The company sells 2D and 3D design software, VEX Robotics Classroom Kits & Parts, 3D Printers and much more.
iFLY indoor skydiving STEM education
An iFLY wind tunnel is marvel of math & science that connects learning to the real world. On a field trip to iFLY, your students will conduct experiments, fly in the wind tunnel, and learn all about the STEM concepts involved in their flight.
Inq-ITS is an online educational environment for science. Students conduct inquiry using virtual lab simulations aligned with NGSS standards; the system hones students' scientific inquiry skills and provides educators immediate feedback.
It's About Time
It's About Time (IAT) partners with educators to move STEM education forward with student focused project based/problem based programs - with engineering process embedded throughout. IAT is the leading publisher of NSF Funded middle and high school math a
Kids Invent! Creative Activities stimulate the imagination of students by having them design and build projects that solve science and engineering problems, while developing presentation skills.
Klein Educational Systems
Cloud-based science curriculum aligned 100% to Common Core & Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
KQED Public Broadcasting
Engage your students with current, innovative, and diverse science and engineering stories from a trusted source! Learn how to access free e-books, videos, interactives, and more from KQED and other PBS stations.
LAB-AIDS provides a complete range of core curriculum and supplemental products to motivate and engage your students.
Lawrence Livermore National Labroatory
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is the "go to" laboratory for science and technology solutions to the toughest and most important problems affecting national and global security.
LEGO® Education combines the unique excitement of LEGO bricks with hands-on classroom solutions for science, technology, engineering, math, and literacy.
McGraw-Hill Education is a PreK-12 partner dedicated to re-imagining learning in a digital world. We provide superior instructional solutions that are effective, engaging, resulting in improved educator efficiency and increased student success.
miniPCR puts DNA analysis entirely in the hands of your students. With miniPCR technology students can complete PCR in 30 minutes and follow reactions in real time. It is intuitive, engaging, and truly affordable.
Mission Springs Outdoor Education
Santa Cruz Mountains. 30+ years of experience. Curriculum aligned with CA standards. Serve 3,500 students annually. Comfortable lodging. Highly trained staff with Bachelor's Degrees. Great food. Affordable! Please come meet our director to learn more.
NAAEE is a pioneering membership organization dedicated to accelerating environmental literacy through education.
Nasco has over 21 different catalogs offering over 96,000 unique items to meet the needs of teachers in 14 different educational subject areas, farmers and ranchers, and industry.
National Energy Education Development Project
NEED 's mission is to promote an energy conscious and educated society. NEED brings balanced energy programs to the nation 's schools with a focus on teacher professional development, curriculum materials, and turn-key program management.
National Geographic Learning/Cengage Learning
National Geographic Learning provides quality PreK-12, academic, and adult education instructional solutions for Reading, Writing, Science, Social Studies, ESL/ELD, Spanish/Dual language, Advanced & Electives, Career & Technical Education and Professional
National Science Teachers Assocation
Visit our booth to learn more about NGSS, NSTA print and online resources, future conferences, membership and more!
With a mission to foster environmental literacy to sustain our planet, NatureBridge provides residential, environmental science programs in six national parks.
NSTA - eCYBERMISSION
A web-based science, technology, engineering and math competition for students in grades 6 through 9 sponsored by the U.S. Army and administered by NSTA.
Nutrients for Life Foundation Nutrients for Life
Nutrients for Life Foundation provides education resources and materials to teachers about soil science and crop nutrients.
oddWires provides a large range of technology and support for Arduino and Raspberry Pi. We specialize in great value kits that offer some of the best value in educational kits. From robotics through general electronics, oddWires has great prices.
Oxnard School District
In search of credential life and physical science teachers.
OxyMS Teaching Scholars Project Occidental College
The OxyMS Teaching Scholars Project is a NSF award that provides professional development for future, current, and past Noyce Scholars. Throughout the year, the Project sponsors/facilitates education research speakers and math and science Scholars.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
The PG&E Energenuis Program offers free K-8 educational materials on energy, energy efficiency, and the environment. Materials correlate to CCSS and NGSS.
PAEMST/CA Department of Education
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the nation's highest honors for teachers of science and mathematics (including computer science).
At Pali Institute, educators can choose from over 30 class modules. Students experience the thrill of touching, seeing and learning about the world around them. At Pali Institute, we bring textbooks to life!
PASCO Scientific helps students "think science" with its award-winning, state-of-the-art science learning environment that integrates the latest standards-based content, probeware, and data collection and analysis.
Pearson partners with educators to deliver new personalized ways of learning through effective scalable assessments, instructional tools, services, and technologies.
Powerhouse Science Center
Powerhouse Science Center provides a full range of science experiments for students. These include a planetarium, Challenger Learning Center, archaeology dig, geology, microscope labs and hands on exhibits.
Project Learning Tree
Recognized for more than 30 years as a leader in environmental education, Project Learning Tree teaches students how to think...not what to think.
Sacramento Area Science Project (SASP)
Sacramento Regional Science & Engineering Fair NorCal STEM Education Foundation
Our Foundation 's mission is to inspire and engage students to become interested in pursuing STEM degrees and careers. We do this through the programs and resources we offer to the Northern California education community.
An educational travel company specializing in hands-on, interdisciplinary learning, with a focus on science, ecology and environmental activism. We aim to save the world, one students mind at a time!
School Technology Resources
STR specializes in easy and fun to use hand-held microscope cameras. Examine slides and specimens; capture photos, movies, time-lapse; measure, draw and label. STR has complete education kits, with curriculum, and accessories for every grade level.
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
SeaWorld 's Educational Camps, like multi-night Resident Camp, Day Camp or one-night Sleepovers, bring campers incredibly close to their favorite animals, thrilling rides, shows and attractions, all while learning about marine life and conservation.
Southern California Earthquake Center
The Southern California Earthquake Center works to develop a comprehensive understanding of earthquakes in Southern California and elsewhere, and to communicate useful knowledge for reducing earthquake risk.
We provide clear, engaging manipulatives for biology/life science to make abstract ideas clear and concrete. Our magnetic kits make active learning easy. NGSS aligned.
STAR STEM Teacher And Researcher Program
Paid summer Fellowships with research and education mentors at national and university labs. Open to aspiring STEM teachers from every CSU campus & any US Noyce scholars, undergrad Jr & Srs, and credential candidates who have not begun teaching.
Texas Instruments, Inc.
TI provides free classroom activities that enhance STEM curricula, technology that encourages students to develop a deeper understanding of concepts, and professional development that maximizes your investment in TI technology.
The Forest Foundation The Forest Foundation
The Forest Foundation is a non-profit that engages children inside and outside the classroom to create an awareness of the value of our forests by providing free, science-based curriculum on environmental, economic, and societal uses of forest resources.
The Gateway Mountain Center
Gateway Mountain Center develops and increases ecological literacy, personal health, and empowerment in youth by providing high quality field science and natural history field trips, based at Donner Summit, to schools throughout Northern California.
The Markerboard People The Markerboard People
Student dry erase markerboards and response boards in class sets. Unbeatable prices! Single- and double-sided available. Perfect for graphing, handwriting, math, science and more. Long-lasting, non-toxic, ultra-low odor markers too!
The MiniOne Electrophoresis
The MiniOne is a safe, affordable electrophoresis system that allows you to watch electrophoresis as it happens and take a picture for analysis within a single class period.
TPS Publishing Inc TPS Publishing Inc.
TPS is an adopted supplier of TK-G12 mathematics, science and forensic science in several states. Our STEAM programs provide deep conceptual understanding using inclusive inquiry based project based learning activities.
UC Davis Young Scholars Program
The UC Davis Young Scholars Program is a summer residential research program for rising juniors and rising seniors. Students work one on one in University laboratories doing original research in the biological, natural and environmental sciences.
Univeral Technical Institute
Universal Technical Institute, choice by industry for postsecondary transportation technician training, is committed to providing students the skills necessary to succeed in today's global marketplace. UTI is a STEM approved school.
Vernier Software & Technology
Vernier creates easy-to-use and affordable science interfaces, sensors, and graphing/analysis software. Vernier 's technology-based solutions enhance STEM education, increase learning, and build students ' critical thinking skills.
All you need to turn science lessons into science connections Ward's Science is your complete solution for materials and support for every science subject.
Support your students ' learning of chemistry by having them dive into the molecular world! Our content-rich program "Odyssey" provides molecular visualization and simulation that is scientifically sound. Affordable and with multiple licensing options.
Founded by renowned environmental artist Wyland, the Wyland Foundation has helped children and families around the nation to rediscover the importance of healthy oceans and waterways through public art programs, classroom science education, and live events. The foundation gives children the tools they need to become more creative, positive, and solution-oriented.
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