The Colorado Science Conference for Professional Development

See You Next Year:

November 18th, 2016 at the Denver Merchandise Mart


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The goal of the Colorado Science Conference is to provide professional development opportunities that strengthen science content and pedagogy, provide access to educational resources, and help build strong, professional networks that support the great work of science teachers across our state. We hope you can join us!

The conference will be held from 8:00am to 4:00pm at the Denver Mart - 451 E 58th Ave, Denver, CO 80216. Click here for a map link.

 2015 CSC Presentations At-A-Glance


2015 Colorado Science Conference Program Book


Conference Schedule, Friday, November 20, 2015

8:00 – 8:55          Session 1

9:10 – 10:05         Session 2

10:20 – 11:20       Scott Sampson, Keynote Speaker in Plaza

11:20 – 12:15        Lunch & Networking

12:15 – 1:10           Session 3

1:10 – 1:55             Awards & Dessert

1:55 – 2:50            Session 4

3:05 – 4:00           Session 5

4:00                        Door Prize Drawings & Participation Certificates Distribution


Registration is now open: Click here!

Announcing our keynote speaker: Scott D. Sampson, Ph.D.


Keynote Address Topic will be

"The Power of Place: Children, Education, and Nature in the 21st Century"

Scott Sampson is a dinosaur paleontologist, science communicator, and passionate advocate for connecting people with nature. Born and raised in Vancouver, B.C., he serves as vice president of research and collections and chief curator at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. He is best known as “Dr. Scott,” host and science advisor of the Emmy-nominated PBS KIDS television series Dinosaur Train, produced by the Jim Henson Company. He has published numerous scientific and popular articles, and he regularly speaks to audiences of all ages on a range of topics. Sampson is author of Dinosaur Odyssey: Fossil Threads in the Web of Life (University of California Press, 2009) and, mostly recently, How to Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015).





Pre-Registration (before November 6, 2015):

Administrators and Teachers - $60

Students, Pre-Service Teachers, First Year Teachers, and Retirees - $20 


Onsite Registration (after November 6, 2015):

Administrators and Teachers - $75

Students, Pre-Service Teachers, First Year Teachers, and Retirees - $20





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