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Hello Science Teachers,

I know the countdown to Georgia Milestones is underway. As I've stated before, the Science test will not have constructed response items this year. However, you can expect an increase in rigor.

The latest news from DOE is that we will commence with the standards revision process in the near future. The plan is to administer a survey to science teachers across the state. Expect to see a link to the survey before the semester is out. The survey will allow you to provide feedback on specific standards, as well as give suggestions for the overall direction of the revision process. Local school administration will receive the link for distribution to science teachers. GSTA will also house the link on their website and I will definitely forward the link to you. The grand plan is to have new science standards for the 2016-17 academic year.

Chattahoochee-Flint Regional Science Fair

Monday, May 4th, 4pm to Tuesday, May 5th, 1pm

900 South Georgia Tech Parkway

Americus, GA

Teachers: Registration and fees are due on April 10.

Opportunities for Teachers

Atlanta Science Festival STEM Mini-Conference for Teachers at Georgia Tech on Saturday, March 21 from 8:30am-1:00pm Exploring Citizen Science Projects a Teacher Workshop on Saturday, March 21 from 9:00am-3:00pm Creating and Managing Maker Spaces and STEM Labs in Schools on Saturday, March 21 from 11:00am-1:00pm Research to Reality on Sunday, March 22 from 1:30pm-3:30pm at the American Cancer Society

A live Podcast from Stuff You Should Know on Monday, March 23 from 8:00pm-9:30pm

An Evening with [ Neil deGrasse Tyson on Tuesday, March 24 from 7:30pm-9:30pm at the Fox Theatre

An Educator Toolkit including ]lessons developed to highlight science and engineering practices while reviewing the Georgia Performance Standards

A list of other events (including Chemistry Beneath our Feet, Bring Chestnuts Back to ATL, Nanotechnology, and much more!)

The culminating event is the biggest interactive science event Atlanta has ever seen, the Exploration Expo on Saturday, March 28 at Centennial Olympic Park.

For more information visit

University of Georgia

Costa Rica Study with UGA Scientists

Middle School Life & Earth Science Teachers

Join the University of Georgia’s Entomology Department as we travel to Costa Rica to study flora and fauna. This trip is open to middle school life and earth science teachers with all Costa Rica accommodations and airfare covered. You must be returning to the classroom after the trip.

This 3 ½ week program will run from June 8 Rica on Sun., June 14 and remain there until Wed, July 1 conducting research. The only expense– July 1. There will be class time in Athens from Mon., June 8 - Fri., June 12. Then you will fly to Costa to the teacher will be for meals and getting to and from Athens for the class. Lodging while in Athens is covered.

To apply, please contact Susan Reinhardt; Deadline: Friday, April 10, 2015.

University of Georgia

Avian Academy

Middle & High School Science & Agriculture Teachers

The University of Georgia Poultry Science Department is piloting an exciting new teacher education program this summer for middle and high school science and agriculture teachers. This three day workshop Avian Academy will focus on teaching science as it relates to the poultry industry and give participants hands on laboratory experiences they can use in their classrooms. Participants will learn how career opportunities in the poultry industry correlate with the study of microbiology, genetics, anatomy and physiology. Avian Academy will be held June 24-26 in Athens. We will provide two meals daily and housing for the duration of the program at no cost to participants, and there is no registration fee required to participate. To apply to Avian Academy please contact Katie Thigpen at to join the list of participants. Space is limited so apply early to guarantee your spot.

Institute on Neuroscience

ION (HS STUDENT) pays over $2,400 for the summer

TEACH (MS/HS SCIENCE TEACHER) pays over $9,000 for the summer

The Institute On Neuroscience (ION/Teach) is now accepting applications for

our summer program. ION is an eight-week, PAID, summer research program

for exceptional high school students AND middle or high school science


Ifyou plan on applying email Reagan at

For more information and to apply to ION/Teach, please visit

Opportunities for Students

Middle School Summer Forestry Camp

What is the Billy Lancaster Forestry Youth Camp?

This camp provides an indoor and outdoor classroom for energetic,

inquisitive students to learn about forestry, wildlife, ecology, tree

identification, fire protection, forest products and the people who manage

these resources in Georgia's vast forests. It was founded in 1988 by Billy

Lancaster and is sponsored by the Georgia Division of the Society of

American Foresters.

Camp Purpose

"To develop an awareness among 12- and 13-year-old students of the value of

forest resources to Georgia's economy and how those resources relate to

everyday life."

Where and When is the Camp?

The Camp is held at the FFA/FCCLA Camp south of Covington, Georgia on Lake

Jackson. The four day camp begins on Sunday at 1:00pm and ends at 1:00pm on

Thursday. The 2015 camp will be held July 5 - July 9.

Any forester who wants an application for a rising 7th or 8th grade student

they think would benefit by attending the camp should contact the child's

Middle School Guidance Counselor for an application or contact Myrt

Phillips at the Georgia Forestry Commission at 478.751.3528 or fax at


For More Information

Chattahoochee-Flint RESA

Moneak McCrary, Science Consultant