West Virginia Science Teachers Association

WV Space Grant

Special Thank You to the NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium


On November 5-7, the West Virginia Science Teachers Association hosted their annual conference at the Days Inn and Suites in Flatwoods. There were 273 educators in attendance which was an increase of 96 participants over last years’ conference. The increase in participation is attributed to the West Virginia Space Grant Consortium (WVSGC) K-12 Grant (which funded 29 teachers, 11 preservice teachers, and three Earth and space science instructors from 21 counties and 4 higher education institutions) and professional development provided for the newly adopted WV Next Generation Science Standards (WV NxGen). WVSTA included targeted strands on environmental science (sponsored by the WV Environmental Education Association) and earth and space science (sponsored by WVSGC) to assist in the professional development of teachers on the new 9th grade science WV NxGen standards. WVSTA will be planning additional professional development on WV NExGen standards at its next conference at Lakeview Resort in Morgantown on November 3-5, 2016.

The 2015 Conference Program can be downloaded: here.

Future WVSTA Locations:

  • Lakeview 2016
  • Oglebay 2017