We're looking forward to seeing you at the NSTA Conference in Atlanta, GA!

Our sessions will center hands-on outdoor Project-Based Learning for educators.

Stop by our tables at Georgia Science Innovation Exposition Share-a-Thon!

  • Date: Thursday, March 15, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
    Location: Georgia World Congress Center, B101

Engaging Students with Phenomena in Nature 
Stop by our table to see Karan Wood (Director of the Institute at Captain Planet Foundation), design and build a floating seed, and pick up links to sample schoolyard science lessons that engage students with observing phenomena in nature.

Project Hero Pollinator Quest 
Stop by our table to see Courtney Kimmel (Director of Strategic Partnerships), pick up a pack of free milkweed seeds, and learn how your class can participate in Captain Planet Foundation’s new nationwide Project Hero Pollinator Quest!

Session by Karan Wood (Director of the Institute at Captain Planet Foundation)

  • Short Course: Citizen Science Projects That Transform School Yards into STEM Labs and Help K – 12 Students Make Sense of Phenomena in Nature (SC-6)
    Date: Friday, March 16, 8:00 – 11:00 AM
    Location: Westin Peachtree Plaza, Chastain I/J

Ticket Price: $37 advance; $42 on-site
Purchase tickets when you register online or on the Atlanta National Registration Form.

Description: Join us for an exciting, in-depth exploration of citizen science in the schoolyard! By the end of this short course, participants will be prepared to engage students in six or more projects that integrate 3-D learning and contribute to authentic research.

Session by Courtney Kimmel (Director of Strategic Partnerships)

  • Project Hero: Catalyzing empathy for species in trouble
    Date: Friday, March 16, 9:30 – 10:00 AM
    Location: Georgia World Congress Center, C202

Description: Project Hero is a Project-Based Learning system [co-developed by a dozen conservation organizations] that uses science, math and ELA standards to guide students on “Quests” to help species and ecosystems in trouble.

Session with Captain Planet Foundation Curriculum

  • Scientific Practices Developed with STEM School Garden Curriculum
    Date: Friday, March 16, 10-10:30
    Location: Georgia World Congress Center, C207
    Presenters: Carmen Carrion and Kyla Van Deusen
    Grade levels: K – 8

Description: Hear how participation in a school garden with STEM-aligned curriculum by Captain Planet Foundation helps students develop science practices.

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