Conferences and Forums
Environmental Education Association
of South Carolina's
- Spring Conference to be held in
- March 12 - 14, 1998
- Mark the date on your calendars right
now, teachers! This exciting statewide conference will feature
educational tours, informative sessions, hands-on workshops, and
great speakers, including our very own resident guru Whit Gibbons.
This is too good to miss!
- You will receive registration materials
in January, but here are some samples from the agenda:
- Savannah River Site tour...Lost Lake
wetlands clean-up and restoration, vitrification process turns
"hot" waste into glass, etc. Get your questions about the site
answered by the experts.
- School wetland projects around Aiken...
see what creative teachers have done on a shoestring budget and
where they get help .
- Dupont Planetarium at the Ruth Patrick
Science Education Center, USCA.
- Weyerhauser Forest Nursery tour... solid
science grows superior trees.
- Savannah River Ecology Lab
program...snakes and other cool critters.
- Natural Resources Science, Mathematics,
and Engineering Education Program...using state-of-the-art
technology to teach natural resource management.
- History and the Environment tour of
Aiken sites. AND MUCH MORE!!!
- ***Thursday, March 12, 1998. A SCMAPS
field testing workshop for the new SRS map sites will be offered
for those teachers trained in SCMaps. EEASC Conference attendance
is not required. Call Debbie Lindsey at 803-725-0070 for details
in January. Subs will be paid for a limited number of
- GEORGIA TEACHERS, YOU'RE INVITED TOO!
CSRA Science Forum
- On Tuesday, March 24, 1998, the CSRA
Science Forum will be held at the University of South Carolina
Aiken. The CSRA Science Forum is held concurrently with CSRA
Regional Science and Engineering Fair, and is open to students
beginning in Grade 6, whether or not they have been invited to
participate in the CSRA Science and Engineering Fair.
Participation in the Science Forum does not entitle a student to
participate in the Science and Engineering Fair.
- Each student participating in the Forum
presents a 10-minute talk describing their research project on a
scientific or engineering topic. The talk is attended by a group
of judges and an interested audience. The presentation is followed
by a five minute period during which the student will be asked
questions by the judges and members of the audience. The time
limitation is strictly observed. The use of visual displays such
as charts, slides, or overhead transparencies is strongly
- Through the Forum, the young scientist
can effectively demonstrate his or her ability to verbally
communicate ideas and research. The Forum recognizes achievement
in science and engineering topics even in the absence of an
exhibit. Group projects may be presented during the Forum. The
first, second, and third place awards will be presented at the
Regional Fair awards ceremony.
- To enter the Science Forum, the
teacher-supervisor should call Dr. Jeff Priest or Dr. Harold Ornes
at 648-6851 no later than February 15, 1998 to request application
forms and information. Deadline for the return and acceptance of
applications and an abstract (three copies) containing additional
details about the project is March 1, 1998.
- Ruth Patrick
Science Education Center
University of South Carolina Aiken
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the University of South Carolina.