Fwd: It' time to register for the 2011 Annual NMSTA/EEANM Conference in Farmington!
Mansel A NelsonProgram CoordinatorTribal Environmental Education Outreach928-523-1275
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Please feel free to forward this on to any school within the 4 Corners area that you are connected with. For local districts the NMSTA/EEANM are offering a 10% discount to local school districts who send 25 or more teachers.
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From: B. Kerr <bkerr@...>
Date: Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 5:52 PM
Subject: It' time to register for the 2011 Annual NMSTA/EEANM Conference in Farmington!
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Just a reminder that it's time to register for the NMSTA/EEANM Annual Conference. We are excited to announce that this year's conference will held at Piedra Vista High School in Farmington, the heart of the beautiful Four Corners. Linking together science and environmental education, the theme of the conference is "Soar to Greater Heights: Connecting Earth and Education."
Conference dates are Thursday, October 20th through Saturday, October 22, 2011. To kick things off, you can sign up for a full or 1/2 day extended learning field trip or workshop on Thursday. Extended learning opportunities range from field trips to see Hoodoos in the Bisti Wilderness to archaeological digs in SW Colorado to Project WET/GLOBE to lessons in flight courtesy of NASA!
Friday begins with an insightful Keynote speech by renown Navajo physicist Fred Begay. Conference sessions will run all day Friday and 1/2 day on Saturday. Scroll down to find out more!
Get involved in science education in New Mexico. Take the time today to register to attend, exhibit or present. Proposals are due Sept. 8th. Early bird discounts end Sept. 24th!
We look forward to seeing you in October!
2011 NMSTA/EEANM Annual Conference
Theme: Soar to Greater Heights: Connecting Earth and Education
Location: Piedra Vista High School in Farmington, NM
Dates: October 20-22, 2011
Keynote SpeakerConference Keynote speaker will be Navajo physicist Fred Begay!
Ancient Navajo thought contains many parallels to modern scientific concepts, including radiation (Tsa'jilgish in the Navajo language), and lasers (Hatsoo'algha k'aa'), according to Navajo physicist Fred Begay, who has spent hundreds of hours translating and making the connections between traditional Navajo beliefs and modern science.
As a child, Fred Begay hunted birds and wild animals with primitive weapons, spoke only the Indian languages of Ute and Navajo, went to a medicine man when he was sick, and slept under the stars. Today, Dr. Begay is a nuclear physicist working on the laser function project at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory.
Register for the Conference
Register online for the conference using the links below. You can pay for your registration via Purchase Order or PayPal/Credit Card. Early bird discounts end September 24th!Register using a Purchase Order
Register using a Credit Card
Extended Learning Opportunities
(Full and 1/2 day field trips and workshops)
There will be many extended learning opportunities on the Thursday before the conference. Check out all of the choices!
Outstanding Teacher and Service to Science Award NominationsNew Mexico has outstanding science teachers and others who support science across the state that deserve to be recognized. Now is the time to nominate an elementary teacher, middle school teacher and/or high school teacher science teacher, or someone who you feel has been a service to science.
Outstanding Teacher Award nominees can be from a public, private, charter, or home schools.
Service to Science Award nominees can be from any walk of life.
NMSTA will recognize and honor these people who exemplify excellence in science teaching and support science during the annual NMSTA/EEANM Conference in October.
Make a difference! Nominate an amazing science educator today! Click here for more information about awards and to download nomination forms.
Conference Hotel OptionsThe conference committee hotel is TownPlace Suites by Marriot. The newest hotel in Farmington, TownPlace Suites is also the closest to Piedra Vista High School. We have also reserved rooms at the Super 8 and at the Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Farmington.
Conference Room Rates:
*To receive the conference rate, reference the group name "New Mexico Science Teacher's Association" when booking your room.
TownPlace Suites by Marriott (closest hotel to Piedra Vista High School, official conference committee hotel)
Studio King Suite with Pullout Couch Room Rate: $104 plus tax
Two Bedroom Suite Room Rate: $149.99 plus tax
4200 Sierra Vista Drive
Farmington, NM 87402
Super 8 Motel (budget option, within walking distance to Walmart, Sam's and Animas Valley Mall, near Piedra Vista High School)
Room Rate: $71.00/night
4751 Cortez Way
Farmington, NM 87401
Courtyard by Marriott (located in Farmington's downtown district, site of reception on Friday night)
Room Rate: $89.00/night
560 Scott Avenue
Farmington, NM 87401
Are you interested in presenting at the conference?We are now accepting proposals for the Fall 2011 conference. Submit your proposal online now; submission deadline is September 8th. We are excited to hear about your ideas!
Scholarships are still available!
Please complete the following form to be eligible for a scholarship of $75 of $125 to attend the 2011 EEANM/NMSTA Fall Conference. Scholarships may include registration costs and travel stipends.
1) Complete scholarship application and send to Kimi Scheerer (see contact info and application link below).
2) Attend at least 6 sessions at the conference.
3) Complete an attendance form indicating which sessions you attended at the conference.
4) Your registration & payment must be prepaid by Friday, October 14th. 2011. Scholarship reimbursement funds will be issued on-site after the final session Saturday (12:00 pm).
See you in October!
Kristen Trejos, AZ Regional Coordinator
Bioregional Outdoor Education Project
A program of Four Corners School of Outdoor Education
3541 Shoshone St.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001