2021 California Science Education Conference


Heidi Schweingruber
Tim Blais
Jim Churchman

Science Leaders Day*
Heidi Schweingruber, PhD
Thursday, October 13, 2022

Heidi Schweingruber, PhD., is the director of the Board on Science Education at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM). In that role, she oversees a portfolio of work that includes K-12 science education, informal science education and higher education. READ MORE
*additional ticketed item

Opening Keynote
Tim Blais, A Capella Science
Friday, October 14, 2022

Tim Blais is the creator of A Capella Science, an educational and utterly nerdy musical learning experience. A former physics researcher and lifelong harmony aficionado, Tim draws inspiration from Weird Al, Bill Nye, Mike Tompkins and Vi Hart. Join Tim for an interactive and engaging performance.

Closing Keynote
Jim Churchman
Sunday, October 16, 2022

Jim Churchman is a Hollywood stunt coordinator with a career spanning 25 years including work with Marvel studios. Jim is also the founder of The Flying Hero Club, a nonprofit organization dedicated to giving children with cancer the opportunity to fly like a superhero using movie stunt equipment. READ MORE


If you're a district leader, TOSA, Science Leader or Admin who wants to gain knowledge of NGSS, join CASE for a Pre-conference Science Leaders Day!

Choose from an amazing lineup of seven different short courses designed to help you dig deeper into NGSS, engineering design, and more.

If you want a fun networking event, then join CASE for a fun evening of celebrating our CASE Award winners around the largest swimming pool in Palm Springs! Pool Party & Awards Celebration Sponsored By STEMscopes.

Let’s celebrate Saturday morning with a gentle and grounding yoga practice that integrates the breath, the body, and the mind. Space is limited, so reserve your spot now. Session fee includes yoga mat.

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Call to Action

Call to Action for
Science Education

The 2022 CASE Science Conference aims to answer the National Academies' Call to Action for Science Education for better, more equitable science education. The Calls' vision, and ours, is that every student experiences the joy and wonder of science, learns how science can be used to solve local and global problems, sees the pathways they can take into science-related careers, and feels welcomed and valued in science classrooms.

We have an opportunity to reset science education so that it is better for all Californians and more equitable for populations of students from rural communities and those of color who are experiencing poverty.

Join us on this urgent call.


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  • 2022 Conference
    October 14-16, 2022
    Palm Springs, CA

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