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South Carroll High School to Host State Science Teachers

Release Date: 10/8/2009 9:44:58 AM

The Maryland Association of Science Teachers, a professional, non-profit organization with the mission of supporting and recognizing science education and educators in Maryland, will hold its annual conference, “Access to Excellence,” on Friday, October 16, 2009, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at South Carroll High School. 
The “Access to Excellence” conference will open with a keynote address from Mr. Gary Heath, Director of Education Policy for the No Child Left Inside Coalition. Awards and recognition of outstanding science educators from around the state will follow. Participants will then attend break-out sessions on topics in Environmental Education, the 21st Century Classroom, and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM.) Presenters will include teachers and representatives from several science education programs in Maryland, such as MdBio, J.C. Venter Center, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, Center on Marine Biotechnology, the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, the National Aquarium, and others. 
“Access to Excellence” will bring teachers of all science disciplines and all grade levels together to share their best practices and to hone their professional skills in order to provide high quality science learning experiences to all students in Maryland. This is a unique opportunity to celebrate and support science education in Maryland.
For additional information, please contact Mary Weller, President, Maryland Association of Science Teachers, at 410-386-1666 or

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