Field courses offer hands-on learning experiences at exciting destinations throughout the San Jose area. They are optional, require advance ticket purchase, and are open to adult, registered conference participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket prices include round trip bus service between the San Jose Convention Center and the field course site.
All CSTA Field Courses will depart by bus from the San Jose Convention Center. Times listed include travel time, which may vary depending upon road and traffic conditions. Please arrive at the bus departure site in front of the San Jose Convention Center 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time to ensure an on-time departure. For outdoor activities, participants are encouraged to wear walking shoes, layered clothing, and carry a backpack containing sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, binoculars, camera, a notepad, and a pen. Lunch will be provided only where noted. CSTA recommends that you bring your own snacks as needed.
FC01: Environmental Literacy with Community Education Partners
Highlighting effective practices in partnering with Children's Discovery Museum, Lawrence Hall of Science, and Youth Science Institute, this short course empowers PK to Grade 2 teachers to uncover phenomenon-anchored opportunities to teach 3D, 5E NGSS science investigations through the lens of environmental literacy. This field course does not have bus transportation. It is a 15 minute walk from the convention center.
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