San Diego
Science Educators

The San Diego Science Educators Association is a professional organization supporting science educators. Our mission is to promote science literacy and advocate for science education by promoting professionalism, leadership, and community outreach.

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Nearly 500 educators attended SDSEA's 24th annual conference on Saturday, February 28. We hope you were among those who were informed and energized by excellent presentations and experienced the synergy of sharing ideas with colleagues. Revisit conference presentations, and links to related resources by clicking on  "2015 Conference Resource Links" in the gray menu bar to the left.

Conference Program

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Door Prize drawings for exhibitor donations, occured throughout the day in the Griffin Center Exhibits Area. Thousands of dollars worth of merchandise and services were given away.   Nancy Esquivel won the $350 gift certificate from SDSEA.

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Conference Exhibitors for 2015

Thank you Ward's Science for assisting with conference sponsorship

Exhibitor participation helps make the conference possible. We hope you had a chance to visit these companies and organizations in the exhibit area. Please use the links provided to keep in touch.

Ward’s Science - conference cooperating sponsor

Activate Learning

Birch Aquarium at Scripps

California Science Teachers Association (CSTA)

California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC)

Delta Education

Earth Discovery Institute

Explore Learning

First Investors Inc.

CPO Science and Frey Scientific

Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair (GSDSEF)

Jeanne's Garden program for Children

LEGOLAND California

Living Coast Discovery Center

Master Gardeners

National Weather Service

National Park Service - Cabrillo National Monument

Project Cornerstone, Inc.

Quantum Applied Science and Research, Inc.

Sally Ride Science, Inc.

San Diego Archaeological Center

San Diego Coastkeeper

San Diego County Office of Education Outdoor Education

San Diego Natural History Museum

San Diego Science Alliance

San Diego Science Educators Association

Seeds Software

UCLA Biomedical Library - National Library of Medicine

UCSD Center for Aerosol Impacts on Climate and the Environment

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for Excellence
 in Science Education

SDSEA recognize professionalism and excellence among science teachers in grades K - 5, grades 6 - 8, and high school, 9 - 12. Additionally, we recognize excellence in the service of science education from the university level and from community and informal science education.

Help us find and honor the most deserving among us. Great things are happening in science education. SDSEA wants to celebrate those accomplishments, and the people who make them happen.

Nomination forms will be available for download at this site in spring of 2016. Awardees will be recognized at our annual Awards Banquet, tentatively set for Wednesday, June 1, 2016.

Robert A. Dean
Memorial Scholarship

Bob Dean was an inspiring leader in science education for decades both locally and nationally.  As Science Coordinator at the San Diego County Office of Education, he founded the Greater San Diego Science Teachers Association, which later became SDSEA.  He also helped found the San Diego Computer Using Educators Association (SDCUE). In addition he established the Southern California Association of Science Supervisors (SCASS) and was president of the National Science Supervisors Association, later to become NSELA.  After "retiring" from the County Office of Education, he and his wife Melanie wrote, received, and coordinated many NSF grants for summer science teacher training academies at UCSD.

Bob's impact on science education in our area and beyond was amazing.  He constantly sought to bring out the best in everyone around him, and tirelessly encouraging others to pursue their dreams.  In this spirit, SDSEA is announcing a science leadership scholarship fund in his memory. Details are available by clicking the "Scholarships" link at the left.


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