News 2007

November 29, 2007
PARTY!!!

Drs. Batt and Harris are hosting a get together at their
Battcave, (check your email for the address)

WHEN: Friday December 7th
WHAT TIME: 6:00-9:00

WHAT TO BRING: Bring a dish to pass AND your own beverage of choice.

Families welcome but be reminded that our house is not young child proof and we will spend most or all of our time indoors (that winter weather) Reva brought the twins last year and with all the adults around they were fine. we loved the Santa suits they cam in.

Available besides the good conversations with other teachers are ping-pong, "museum" tours, even some of our "home Movies" (Galapagos and Lava flows.)

Let us know you are joining the group. we always invite current and former students, student teachers and graduate folk.

November 21, 2007
Fellow BSTNer, Sherri Kochan gave birth to Justine Dianna Kochan on September 10th, weighing in at a whopping 5lbs 7oz! She is completely healthy and they are both in excellent health!

November 15, 2007
The site has been updated with a lot of content, please look through and make sure all is well. If you join the site you can correct mistakes yourself, if you don't want to do that then just email Amanda and she can do it for you (hey, they pay me for it!) Also, I really need your websites and lesson plans to put up here. Lets share! If you have any helpful educational links send them to me too. I want this to be a resource for us and anyone else who is interested in teaching science.

November 8, 2007
Larry John and his wife had a baby boy, James Waylon John, on Friday, Nov. 2 @9:30 am, all are healthy and well.

November 7, 2007
Winter Weekend info
Place - Clarion Hotel, Marina & Conference Center, in Dunkirk, NY.
Friday (Jan 5) 7:00pm – 8:30pm (dessert only, dinner will NOT be provided—NOTE: this is a change from previous years.)
Saturday (Jan 6) 8am - 7pm (breakfast, lunch, dinner provided)
Sunday (Jan 7) 8am -Noon (breakfast provided)
Download the schedule at this page.

November 1, 2007
CONTEST
The Student Conservation Association is offering students an opportunity to protect the environment, challenge their intellect, and win top prizes. And, given your ongoing support of SCA, I am asking for your help. Please forward this link to your students: http://www.thesca.org/contest/
Deadline is Dec 1st

October 31, 2007
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
We would like to start a study group with 4 to 5 BSTN folks to review and make recommendations concerning the GEMS book entitled, Learning about Learning.” http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/gems/GEMS.Learning.html

We have purchased 5 copies of the book, which you can keep for your participation. Dr. Harris will facilitate the group. The first meeting will be on Tuesday, Nov 20th, 4-6pm, location to be determined by the group. If you are interested, please reply ASAP. One other meeting will be needed (as determined by the study group) before the BSTN Winter Weekend, in order to provide recommendations to the larger BSTN group.

October 24, 2007
If you received a CD from us in the Pony, it looks like there are folders on the CD, but no files. There must have been some glitch in copying them. So please throw the CD away and we will give it another go in the next few days and send them out again. Sorry for any confusion. —Maureen

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