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

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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. 


Two Events in October

Dinner Meeting
Bring a Science Friend!

Where:   Fontana Teachers Association
16850 Seville Ave.
Fontana, Ca. 92399

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Time:  5:00 - 7:30 pm

Business and Planning Meeting

Institute for Teaching Grants

CSTA Conference

The first is a general meeting to be held on Tuesday, October 2nd at the FTA office located at 16850 Seville Ave. • Fontana, CA 92335. The meeting will begin at 5pm and the topics up for discussion are the upcoming science fair Expo to be held at the Riverside County Education Offices.  We will also discuss the CSTA Pasadena convention.

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


Second Event:  Field Trip to Palm Springs Tram

When: meet at Palm Springs Tramway Valley Station at 0930 on Saturday, 06 October 2018. Takes somewhat over an hour from Rancho Cucamonga; your time will vary.  The road is steep and curvy from Hwy 111 to the parking lots.

Where: 1 Tram Way, Palm Springs, CA (Off Hwy 111 a little northwest of the city of Palm Springs)
Cost: adult rides on the Tramway are $25.95; $2 discount for 65+. See www.pstramway.com for details.  If you wish to stay for diner (after 4:30 PM), there is a “Ride ‘n’ Dine” ticket you may purchase.

Activities: visit nature center in upper tram building, go for nature hikes in Long Valley.  Have IASTA meeting outdoors, probably sitting on logs or rocks.

Conditions: Expect lows in the high 40s(F) and highs in the mid 70s(F).  But be prepared for temperatures from 45F-85F.  We will probably walk around a total of two miles over several hours, but there will be longer and shorter strolls for those who wish.  Bring hiking shoes, sun protection, water, and a day pack.  Check forecast to see whether rain and/or wind protection needed.  Bring lunch. There is food and drink available for purchase at the upper tramway station, but it is not very cheap.  It may be somewhat crowded at the Tramway and in Long Valley, as October is a very pleasant time to be there.  There is a steep concrete path from the Tramway to Long Valley, but there are handrails.  This, of course, seems especially steep walking back up.
Hazards: loose rocks & things on trails, and again, steep trail back to Tramway.  Snakes.

RSVP for Palm Springs Tram Way


The field trip will be for whomever shows up. Be on time!





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

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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

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California Science Project - 2018

Summer 2018

CSP Professional Learning Programs
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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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