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Upcoming STOM events

    • 30 Jun 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • 23 Jul 2022
    • 4:00 PM

    Getting Your Feet Wet is a new summer workshop for high school teachers to learn how to integrate geoscience field activities into the classroom.

    This workshop is hosted in three locations: Rolla, Columbia, and Kirksville

    The Friday 6/10 is being rescheduled. Date TBD

    Workshop attendees will:

    • Learn geoscience concepts from Missouri S&T faculty, who will demonstrate activities and equipment in a small, hands-on environment
    • Receive the curriculum and supplies needed to teach the activities at the end of the workshop, free of charge
    • Be able to use the equipment to practice the activities in your classroom

    Participants will be eligible to receive a $1,000 stipend to compensate for their time upon completing the following requirements:

    • Attend a one-day training workshop
    • Coordinate and supervise a field trip and other programs with their own students during the academic year
    • Develop assessment activities in consultation with Missouri S&T faculty
    • Conduct surveys and assessments with your students during the academic year and share the data with Missouri S&T for research purposes 

    Hosted by Missouri S&T. Workshop dates in the flyer

    Register online rol.la/gettingyourfeetwet-2022

    • 11 Jul 2022
    • Roaring Rapids, Cassville, MO

    STOM is hosting a science teacher meet up at Roaring River State Park. Roaring River is in the southwest corner of the state near Cassville, MO. The KISS dive team have been exploring the cave system in the spring and have been making monthly trips to explore. https://dnr.mo.gov/communications/news/roaring-river-state-park-hosts-meet-greet-kiss-dive-team-sept-25

    We will meet with the KISS dive team, have lunch with networking time, and go for a hike with park staff. This event is FREE to STOM members or costs $10 (which includes 1 year of STOM membership).

    The registration form and contact information can be found in the May 2022 newsletter. Non-members, send us an email or Facebook/Twitter message to join.

    • 11 Jul 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Zoom

    Meeting of the executive board and STOM council

    • 18 Jul 2022
    • 8:30 AM
    • 22 Jul 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • Fort Osage National Historic Landmark

    Jackson County Parks + Rec invites you to take an exciting trip back in time! Practice the basics of scientific inquiry using archaeological data. Learn how archaeologists investigate and interpret past cultures and peoples. Finally, learn how to incorporate all of this into your classroom or other settings. Archaeology is an excellent tool for engaging youth in STEM education.

    Participants will receive full instruction in archaeological science and complete curriculum guide and materials. In this investigation upper elementary and middle school students will use geography, history, and archaeology to learn about a Pawnee earthlodge, the Pawnee ancestors, and the tribe today. Photographs, artifacts, and maps are used in historical inquiry. Students meet a Pawnee tribal member through reading a biography. Then they “uncover” a real archaeological site, classify artifacts, and infer how the Pawnee lived in their environment. Participants in this workshop can also engage in archaeological fieldwork (optional) at the Cave Hotel near the site of the Lone Jack Civil War Battlefield.

    ***Optional: up to 2 graduate credit hours can be taken from Lindenwood University. Tuition is $75 per hour.***

    Schedule and registration information
    • 18 Jul 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 20 Jul 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • World Bird Sanctuary, St. Louis, MO

    Dates: Monday-Wednesday, July 18-20, 2022

    Time: 9:00am-5:00pm

    Location: World Bird Sanctuary, 125 Bald Eagle Ridge Road in Valley Park, MO

    This one-of-a-kind program includes hands-on activities, guest speakers, and outdoor exploration, and will be a time for rejuvenation, learning, and connection for educators. During this 3-day experience, we will highlight best practices in citizen science and nature-based education.

    Registration deadline: Sunday, May 15


    • 21 Jul 2022
    • 8:30 AM
    • 23 Jul 2022
    • 4:30 PM
    • Chicago, IL

    "Immerse yourself in the three-day premier science and STEM education event of the summer, where educators will share experiences, learn from collaborators, catch up with colleagues, and meet new friends in both facilitated sessions and informal settings. From engaging presentations focused on developing scientific literacy in the STEM classroom, sensemaking, equity, and assessment…to lively exhibitor workshops, informative poster share-a-thons, and speed-sharing sessions…to a vibrant Exhibit Hall featuring the latest teaching tools, materials, and technologies available, NSTA Chicago22 is sure to provide you with the very best professional learning experience around!"  Visit the official event page

    • 04 Aug 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Missouri Botanical Gardens, Saint Louis

    If you’ve ever wanted to start your students thinking about trash and recycling, but didn’t know where to begin, Missouri Botanical Garden's EarthWays Center has something for you. This FREE workshop will provide you with the resources, tools, and knowledge you need to bring solid-waste related topics like recycling, composting, and waste reduction into your classroom and empower students to make change in their community.

    The “Thinking Beyond the 3R’s” workshop was developed to assist educators in curriculum support, implementing special projects, resetting school waste procedures after the return to in-person learning, and creating behavioral changes that promote wise resource use in schools throughout the greater St. Louis region. We encourage educators from all schools, subjects, and grade-levels in St. Louis City and County, Jefferson County, and St. Charles County to attend.  

    In this workshop, you will:

    • Take a field trip to the local landfill to get ​a full understanding of what happens when we throw things “away.”
    • Build confidence in your own content knowledge.
    • Learn best practices to encourage environmental stewardship in students.
    • Develop students’ problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
    • Help students plan, implement, and evaluate projects with real-world impacts.
    • Access cross-curricular, inquiry-based materials and lesson plans.  

    Email mmccoy@mobot.org with any questions.

    Registration: https://thinking-beyond-the-3rs-2022.eventbrite.com

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    • 08 Aug 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Zoom

    Meeting of the STOM executive board

    • 12 Sep 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Zoom

    Meeting of the STOM executive board

    • 03 Oct 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Zoom

    Meeting of the STOM executive board and council members

    • 07 Nov 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Zoom

    Meeting of the STOM executive board

    • 12 Nov 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Jefferson Middle School, Columbia, MO

    STOM is proud to present our first in-person conference since 2017!  



    Saturday, November 12, 2022

    Jefferson Middle School - Columbia, MO

    9 AM to 4 PM

    Lunch will be provided.

    We are excited to provide an all day event loaded with high quality professional development!  Now more than ever, it is imperative that our students receive high quality instruction.  Learn from exceptional educators from across the state as they share with you what is working in their classrooms.  Several featured speakers will be on tap as well.  Dr. Pat Brown will delve into the explore before explain method as outlined in his best selling book series, Sequencing Matters.  Susan German, our new state Director of Science, will keep us abreast of what is happening at the state level.  Mike Szydlowski of Columbia Public Schools and past STOM president will share with you insights from their award winning placed-based education program.  Mike started the program a few years ago and it has grown into a model program that is looked at across the country.  Tours of the school zoo will be included!  Dr. Christina Hughes, past STOM President, will present on how to use Crosscutting Concepts and Science and Engineering Practice to elevate student thinking as they figure out science. 

    If you are teacher interested in presenting at the conference, click here.

    If you are a company that would like to sponsor a table or present a workshop, click here.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    • 05 Dec 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Zoom

    Meeting of the STOM executive board

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