Science Educators From Across the Region Head to Milwaukee for NSTA Area Conference on Science Education

Mayor Tom Barrett Proclaims Science Education Week in Milwaukee

ARLINGTON, Va.--()--Science teachers from across the region will convene in Milwaukee, November 9-11, 2017, for the second of three annual fall conferences hosted by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). The three-day conference, held in conjunction with the Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers (WSST), features hundreds of workshops, presentations, and sessions focused on helping science teachers hone their skills in teaching and stay abreast of important new developments in science education. The conference—taking place during Science Education Week as declared by Mayor Tom Barrett—will be held at the Wisconsin Center and other local venues.

The event offers educators an invaluable opportunity to participate in a variety of high-quality professional development activities, examine the newest science teaching materials, and network with other educators.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear thought-provoking presentations from nationally renowned speakers in science and education. Featured speakers include:

  • Biologist and author Sean B. Carroll, will share stories from his book, The Serengeti Rules, in his keynote presentation, “The Serengeti Rules: The Quest to Discover How Life Works and Why It Matters.”
  • Jo Handelsman, director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, will discuss the evidence for unconscious bias and the power of individual will to change its impact in her presentation, “Fallacy of Fairness.”
  • Will Allen, farmer, founder and CEO of Growing Power Inc. will present “Growing Power and the Good Food Revolution.”
  • Rita MacDonald, an applied linguist and researcher at the 39-state WIDA Consortium at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, University of Wisconsin–Madison, will share approaches on how to strengthen all students’ science-based reasoning and their effectiveness with language.

When not attending back-to-back sessions and workshops, attendees can browse NSTA’s popular Exhibit Hall to learn about the latest science education materials, laboratory equipment and computer hardware and software available from more than 100 companies and organizations.

The NSTA Milwaukee Area Conference on Science Education will begin with concurrent sessions on Thursday, November 9 at 8 a.m. and will conclude on Saturday, November 11. Teachers interested in attending the conference can register onsite at the convention center. For updated information about the conference, visit

About NSTA

The Arlington, VA-based National Science Teachers Association is the largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence in science teaching and learning, preschool through college. NSTA’s membership includes approximately 55,000 science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business representatives, and others involved in science education.


Kate Falk, 703-312-9211

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Science teachers from across the region will convene in Milwaukee, November 9-11, 2017, for NSTA's Area Conference on Science Education.


Kate Falk, 703-312-9211