Category Archives: Science in the Rockies

Steve Spangler’s 3 Day Hands-on Science Teacher Training Workshop.

Transportation To and From the Airport

We have arranged discounted travel prices with both SuperShuttle and Hertz for traveling from Denver International Airport to the Sheraton Denver West and back.  To take advantage of the special rate with SuperShuttle you will need to have your flight information handy and book your reservation on-line.  Visit the SuperShuttle website and use the code KKAWT for the discounted rate of $50 round-trip.

If you are extending your visit in Denver or would like to have your own transportation on-site at the hotel, you can also receive discounted rates through Hertz rental car.  Below is the discount information for Hertz.


Altitude Awareness in the Mile High City

Denver is the Mile High City… that means those of you traveling from lower elevations might notice a little less oxygen at 5280 ft than what you are used to. Although not a large risk, some people traveling from lower elevations can have trouble with altitude sickness at this elevation. Some tips for avoiding altitude sickness are…

  • Drink LOTS of fluids
  • Take it easy at first
  • Reduce alcohol and caffeine consumption
  • Decrease salt intake
  • Eat low fat, high carb meals
  • Get lots of rest (which you will need to keep up with Steve anyway!)

What to Expect for the Denver Climate

Denver has mild summers with dry heat & manageable, but sometimes unpredictable, temperatures. The best way to plan for Denver weather is to dress in layers. Some recommendations would be to bring a light jacket or sweater for the evenings & a light rain jacket or umbrella for afternoon storms. There can be a difference of as much as 30 degrees Fahrenheit between daytime temperatures & nighttime temperatures!  The saying goes… “If you don’t like the weather in Denver… wait 10 minutes!”

Register for Science in the Rockies July 8-10, 2009 – Denver, Colorado

Science-in-the-RockiesIt’s my favorite teacher training of the entire year – Science in the Rockies. It’s a three-day workshop held in the foothills just outside of Denver. The dates for this year’s workshop are July 8-10, 2009. The training typically attracts 150-200 elementary and middle school teachers who are looking for unique ways to make science more exciting and meaningful in their classrooms. At the core of the workshop is learning strategies and better practices for integrating science into an educator’s daily teaching routine.

You can learn more about this great teacher training experiment by visiting the Science in the Rockies registration page. There you’ll find information about the science curriculum, travel and expenses, last year’s buzz and frequently asked questions.

Here’s what happened last year at Science in the Rockies…

Behind the scenes at the 2008 workshop – listen to what teachers are doing with what they learned at Science in the Rockies.

Colorado has been home to this special science teacher training science 1991 when it was called the National Hands-on Science Institute. The campus of Regis University was the original home of this hands-on science workshop for teachers with Dr. Jim Giulianelli in the center ring. Many things have changed over the years in terms of professional staff development for elementary and middle school teachers, but getting students excited about science continues to be important to so many educators. Find Science in the Rockies registration information here.