Inland Area Science Teachers Association  



and on Facebook at:

Iasta - Inland Area Science Teachers Association

The Redlands Conservancy


The Wildlands Conservancy - Oak Glen Preserve



Mary Vagle Museum & Nature Center
11501 Cypress Ave. Fontana, Calif.

CREEC Region 10


Our annual dues are currently due for 2017/18 and can be paid at the meeting.
Make checks payable to: IASTA

Regular Members $40

Pre-service and Retired Teachers

Please consider all you get from IASTA when paying your dues:

  • Informative Meetings
  • Speakers
  • Presentations
  • Resources and Workshop Information
  • Interaction with other Science Teachers
  • And Dinner!









IASTA is a local network of teachers, administrators and professional science providers who work together to promote science education and share resources. 


Annual Trek to Quartzsite Arizona!

Please come and join IASTA for a fabulous weekend in Quartzsite, AZ! MLK weekend (Jan 18-21, 2019)
We will be combining two events;

our Annual trip to Quartzsite for the largest
Rock and Gem show in the West

this year we will have a special treat!

The Total Eclipse of the Moon!
The eclipse will occur between 7:30 and 11:30 PST
on Sunday.  We will be viewing from a location in Blythe.

There will be clear sky and great people
to share this Celestial Event with. 
Bring Family and friends! All are welcome.
Please RSVP here, on the IASTA Web page.

Eventbrite Registration
You won't be disappointed! 
Arrive Friday or Saturday;
we will spend Saturday and Sunday at the gem and mineral show.
 Sunday evening is the eclipse.
If you plan on staying overnight,
the best choice of hotels are in Blythe, CA. 
In order to facilitate having a meeting
coordinating the rendezvous for the eclipse,
please be sure to include your cell phone and email when you register.

Accommodations, travel and food are the responsibility of members and guests.  IASTA is coordinating meetings and viewing only.

Where:   Quartzsite Arizona
Various locations
Desert USA

January 18 - 21, 2019
Arrive Friday Evening or Saturday Morning.
Lunar Eclipse Viewing Sunday night.

IASTA will contact you regarding meeting locations.

     Download Flyer Here! 

Please RSVP if you plan to attend. 

Registration is free, but we need to plan for the number of attendees. 

 Registration Link to meeting


 use registration tab above


If all else fails, email: info@iasta.org to RSVP.


 email: info@iasta.org


Regular Members: $40

Pre-service and Retired Teachers $20
*Dues can be paid at the meeting, Make checks payable to IASTA

IASTA is on Facebook 

IASTA is a non-profit California corporation.


Environments Education Collaborative News

NGSS Collaborative opportunity with Environmental Ed educators

Next Generation Science Standards field trip survey for inland area environmental educators

Survey link here: NGSS Survey


Save the Date: 2018 CAST Academy!

To support the implementation of the California Science Test (CAST), the CDE has partnered with SCOE to present the 2018 CAST Academy, a training that will be held at five locations in October 2018. The one-day training will be offered in fall 2018 as follows:

October 2—Sacramento
October 9—Riverside
October 16—San Diego
October 23—Clovis
October 30—Los Angeles


The CAST Academy is intended for school and LEA science instructional leaders, including teachers, teacher leaders, teachers on special assignment, trainers, and instructional coaches. In addition, curriculum, professional development, and assessment leaders would benefit from attending this training.

Visit the CAST Academy registration Web page for agendas and online registration


Save the Dates

August 24, 2018
IASTA Kickoff Meeting and Picnic
Wildands Conservancy, Oak Glen Preserve

October 3, 2018
General Dinner Meeting
How to do a Science Fair Project
Fontana Teachers Association Office

*October 6, 2018
Palm Springs Tramway
10:00 am car up
Presented by Dr. Steve Bryant

*note date change

Please complete this survey if you are interested in receiving more information about the STEM Education Master's program at CSUSB.

For more information, visit the csusb website at:

For questions, please call Collage of Education, Student Services at (909)537-5609
or email

California Science Project - 2018

Summer 2018

CSP Professional Learning Programs
for NGSS Implementation

Link to Flyer for professional learning programs for NGSS Implementation



Annual Student Conference on Science and Technology Education


Califronia Science Project and RCOE   


Understanding California's High School 3-Course Model that Integrates Earth and Space Sciences into Biology, Chemistry, and Physics





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