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*Columbus Area Attractions!*
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   Outside World Outfitters Kayak Trip
   Whitewater Express Rafting
   Blue Heron Adventures Zip Line
Cannon BrewPub - Uptown 
Chili Thai - Uptown

Call for Proposals
*Deadline September 25*

Position Papers
*Deadline September 25*

Shrum Award
*Nominations Deadline October 2*

Deborah Tippins Mentor Award *Nominations Deadline October 2*

Rod Nave Award
*Nominations Deadline October 2*

Conference Program

Online Registration (via PayPal)

Luncheon Speaker
To be announced soon

Directions to Columbus
Directions to Oxbow Meadows L C

Conference Hotel
Hampton Inn Columbus

Columbus State University
Teacher Education

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Meeting History (pdf)
Award History (pdf)
2015 Executive Board
2014 Meeting Minutes (pdf)
SASTE Bylaws


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The 2015 annual meeting will be held Saturday, October 17, 2015  at the
Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center in Columbus, Georgia
*Friday social - light refreshments 6-9 - ELC program at 7PM*

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Conference Theme: Learning in Unique Contexts

The theme is simply meant to acknowledge that, while our organization exists to support the development of highly qualified science teachers and educators -more so now than ever before- our conception of learning in general, and the learning of science in particular, needs to be broad, inclusive, and not confined to our traditional classroom.  We seek to value learning in all of its forms and this meeting and conference hopes to highlight the diverse ways that we seek to develop scientific understanding in students, existing educators and those seeking to join the profession.

I welcome teacher education professionals, graduate students and teacher candidates to share completed research, conceptual ideas for research, position papers or simply an idea that can be discussed in a collegial and supportive setting. I also to reach out to inservice teachers at all levels to share practical knowledge on the teaching and learning of science in K-16 settings. 

The Next Generation Science Standards guide teachers to determine what is important for students to know.  This is exacerbated by the constraints of the educational bureaucracy and any way to address these issues is valuable information for all.  I hope to see you at Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center for SASTE 2015!

Come early Friday or stay Sunday to play in the 'Hooch! See attractions info below.

Mike Dentzau, SASTE 2015 President and Conference Chair


Hosted at Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, Columbus State University
Contact Michael Dentzau at 706-507-8550 or


Columbus is an authentic rivertown. Today, the river is home to the 15-mile trail known as the Chattahoochee RiverWalk. The RiverWalk provides an excellent facility to bike, in-line skate, jog, or just take a leisurely stroll and enjoy the scenery. For outdoor enthusiasts, you'll find swimming, tubing, whitewater rafting, boating, kayaking, zip lines and more.

A variety of fine attractions include the State Theatre of Georgia, the historic Springer Opera House; Port Columbus Civil War Naval Museum; the National Infantry Museum; The Columbus Museum; the beautiful Historic District and spectacular architecture of the MidTown Historic District; and the Coca-Cola Space Science Center.     Visitors Bureau link


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