The VAST Vision: Excellence in Science Education through Innovation

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VAST wishes each science teacher in Virginia Happy Teacher Appreciation Day! 

Thank you for all you do!

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Nurturing Principals to Lead the Way in Environmental Education

VAST Board Member Cindy Duncan surrounded by administrators and principals on Chesapeake Bay Foundation Principals Program.

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Virginia Outstanding Biology Teacher Award Deadline May 1, 2016

Every year, the Virginia Outstanding Biology Teacher Award (VOBTA) program recognizes an outstanding biology educator (grades 7-12 only) from Virginia. Candidates for this award do not have to be National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) members, but they must have at least three years of public, private, or parochial school teaching experience. A major portion of the nominee’s career must have been devoted to the teaching of biology/life science, and candidates are judged on their teaching ability and experience, cooperativeness in the school and community, and student-teacher relationships. e Virginia OBTA recipient is invited to the Virginia Association of Science Teachers (VAST) Awards

Contact Kathy Frame ( for an application or for further information.

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(3.28.16) Be sure to check out the professional development page for all the latest PD opportunities including summer courses and workshops!

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(3.22.16) Check out the latest issue of The Science Educator and past issues at:

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(3.9.16) Call for nominations for the 2016 Donna Sterling Exemplary Science Teaching Award Middle/Secondary (Grades 6-12). To learn more, go to:

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(1.4.16) January 2016 Virginia Department of Education Science Update

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