Conferences and Forums

Environmental Education Association of South Carolina's

Spring Conference to be held in Aiken
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 teachers.

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 encouraged.
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.

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