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2011 Hands-on Science Boot Camp Tour Coming to 6 Cities this Fall

Join Steve Spangler for an intensive one-day, boot camp training that is guaranteed to change the way you teach science forever. This fast-moving seminar is for pre-k and elementary teachers who need creative science integration strategies… who are tired of trying to “squeeze” science into their already packed teaching schedule… and who want to make science even more fun and meaningful in their classroom. Stop squeezing and start integrating!

The Boot Camp tour will be in the following cities.

  • Houston, TX     Sept. 28th
  • Dallas, TX     Sept. 30th
  • Chicago, IL     Oct. 5th
  • Washington, D.C.    Oct. 7th
  • Orlando, FL    Nov. 9th
  • Tampa, FL     Nov. 11th

Steve will be sharing his favorite Halloween experiments at the Houston, Dallas, Chicago and Washington, D.C. workshops.

The one-day workshops are only $189 per person.

The bottom line is this – Steve Spangler will help you take the fear out of teaching science and become a more effective science teacher using simple and inexpensive materials.

Register online or call 1-800-223-9080 but do it fast. Space is limited and workshops are filling up.

Teachers Go Wild for Science – Summer Workshop Fuels Teacher Enthusiasm to Teach Science

Before we can get kids excited about science, we have to first start with getting teachers excited about teaching science. This year’s participants at Science in the Rockies shared some of the their underlying reasons for focusing their effort on being better science teachers.

Coolest Field Trip Ever – Winners Announced

In July, my team of naturalists and I will lead a group of about 120 science enthusiasts on an educational cruise to Alaska. Our Science at Sea 2009 cruise was sold out and this year we’ve added more space and taken our custom shore excursions to a whole new level.
I wanted to offer free registration for our second Science at Sea trip to a Facebook fan who could tell us why they wanted to join us on the coolest field trip ever this summer.
Contestants had to submit a video giving us a creative look at why they should win the free registration. After much deliberation, five pots of coffee, and two breaks to go out into the parking lot and blow something up, the judges have decided to announce three winners…

Story Time Slime – Bringing Literature & Science Together in Your Classroom

Tis the season for spooky, slimy science. The kids are excited for the upcoming holiday, restless in their seats and it’s hard to keep their attention on the lessons at hand. Early childhood teachers know that getting kids excited about science is only part of the challenge. Getting them engaged, focused and excited about what they are learning so they retain it is another big part of the puzzle.

Funnel the excitement for the holiday into an unforgettable classroom experience that will make it home to the dinner table. Why not combine a literary lesson along with a science lesson? For example, read Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin and then learn about polymers while you make Insta-Worms.

This is just one example of a great literary connection to make with your students. Do you want to learn more? Join Julie Gintzler for a one-day training that will help you build more literature connections, teach more science and have more fun while creating unforgettable learning experiences.

Story Time Slime is more than a collection of great hands-on activities. It’s a whole new way to teach science through children’s literature.

Julie Gintzler is an early childhood science specialist who combines her passion for teaching hands-on science with her love for great children’s literature to create incredible learning opportunities for children. I invited Julie to join his teacher training team after seeing her in action and experiencing her unique approach to getting her students to think like scientists.

Book Julie and her unique approach to teaching at a private workshop today. Call Carly Reed at 1-800-223-9080 for pricing and availability or visit the Story Time Slime page for more information.

Florida Hands-on Science Boot Camp for Teachers – Returning Teachers Share New Program

No one has to twist my arm to visit highly motivated teachers in Florida. Our Hands-on Science Boot Camp kicked off its fall tour with stops in Tampa and Orlando. We consider a boot camp to be one-day, highly intensive, roll-up-your-sleeves and get messy training with a single, strategic focus: To find new ways to get students fully engaged and excited about learning science. I’m always honored to have repeat participants from past years, and I always seek these people out and ask them this question… Why did you come back? Without fail, these returning participants are focused on some aspect of their science teaching and they’re looking for some creative ways to solve their problems.

Florida Hands-on Science Teachers with Steve Spangler 2010-10-08_14-43-57_888 Florida Teachers Devin and Cynthia at Steve Spangler 006


We had a great group of returning teachers from the Brevard Public School who shared their latest plan for engaging students in their hands-on/minds-on approach to learning… and it’s called Brevard Public Schools HSSS Team (Harris Super Science Saturday Program). Science trainers at the district level target schools that could benefit from modeling and training of their students and staff. For six weeks, the students and teachers at the school show up for a few hours in the afternoon to explore some cool, hands-on science activities that model the scientific process and help to strengthen critical thinking skills. The program is in its third year and the results are very encouraging. Thanks to Ed Short and his cadre in the Brevard Public Schools for breaking away for lunch and sharing their cool program.