November 12, 2012

Planning under way for Science in the South

by Kristen George

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The 17th Annual Regional Science in the South Conference will bring K-12 educators from across Illinois to Southern Illinois University Carbondale in early 2013.

The conference is set for 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 25 at the Student Center and features a variety of workshops offering valuable ideas and information for everyone -- veteran instructors and first-year teachers alike.   All presentations will have a science focus and most will have a hands-on, activity-oriented approach. 

The conference schedule includes several presentations, exhibits, a continental breakfast, lunch, and door prizes from exhibitors.  The registration fee is $70 for those signing up by Dec. 14 or $85 for late registration after that date.  The cost covers all conference materials, viewing of exhibits, refreshments and lunch, and 2013 membership in ISTA. 

Those interested in making a presentation on a science-related topic of interest to K-12 science educators can submit presentation concepts, too.  The deadline for presentation proposals is Tuesday, Nov. 13.  Participants are eligible for three Continuing Professional Development Units while presenters can earn up to 14 unit credits.

Organizers are also accepting exhibitor registrations.  The exhibitor registration deadline is Jan. 11.

For more information or to sign up to participate, present, or exhibit, contact Continuing Education and Outreach at 618/536-7751 or visit the website at