Connecticut Science Teachers Association

" inspire, promote and support the learners of science in the state of Connecticut."

Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Competition

Challenge your students with the world's largest science competition. Working in teams of 2-4, students develop a plan for an invention of the future.   All participants receive recognition in the form of a certificate and a small gift.  There are also honorable mention, regional and national finalists with the ultimate chance to win $10,000 savings bonds.  Projects are due February 8, 2018.

2018 Beekeepers Scholarship

The Connecticut Beekeepers Association is proud to announce our first of what we hope will be an annual scholarship for Connecticut high school students who would like to become beekeepers. 

The applicants are asked to provide an essay, of less than 500 words, about why they want to become a beekeeper, and how they will use the knowledge and experience they acquire while practicing the science of beekeeping to advance their education and/or their career. The applicants must also demonstrate that they have access to property suitable for keeping bees. The recipient of the scholarship will be asked to speak to the members of the CBA during our October 2018 regular meeting about their experiences as first year beekeepers.

Beekeeping involves careful observations, documentation of what is being observed, formulating hypotheses, and measuring outcomes; basically all of the things associated with the principles of science. Exercises in beekeeping can lay the scientific groundwork for students interested in any kind of science, technology, engineering, biology, or medical professions. It may also provide a few jars of honey too.

Connecticut Science Olympiad 

Students from the same school compete in middle and high school levels at the state level for a chance to compete in the national competition.  More information is available online at

CSTA accepts applications from teachers for students who would like to participate in the National Youth Science Camp summer program. Applications are due each year around February to Dr. Terry Contant at

The 2017 due date for applications has passed. 

See the brochure here and start thinking about a student you might recommend next year!

The National Youth Science Camp (NYSC) is a residential science education program that honors and challenges two graduating high school science students from each state and others from selected countries around the world. Scientists from across the nation present lectures and hands-on science seminars and linger to interact informally with student delegates. Delegates are challenged to explore new areas in the biological and physical sciences, art, and music with resident staff members. Opportunities are provided for delegates to present seminars covering their own areas of interest and research. A visit to Washington D.C. permits delegates to visit some of the nation's premier scientific, governmental, and cultural facilities. The NYSC experience includes overnight excursions into the Monongahela National Forest, featuring backpacking, rock-climbing, caving, mountain biking, and kayaking opportunities. Delegates are required to participate in the camp program for its entirety, as the fast-paced activities and remote location make travel to and from the NYSC very difficult. More information is available online at

Many different opportunities and professional development courses are sent our way.   Please visit these sites to improve your practice.  

"Connecticut Science Teachers Association" is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. P.O. Box 5, Middletown, CT 06457 Copyright 2016 

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