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2013 CALIFORNIA SCIENCE
EDUCATION CONFERENCE

OCTOBER 25-27, 2013 • PALM SPRINGS

2013 CONFERENCE EXHIBITORS

Thank you to the following exhibitors for their support of and participation in the 2013 California Science Education Conference:

2013 Exhibitors

ACHIEVE3000
eScience3000, developed in partnership with National Geographic, is a comprehensive, middle school science program written at 4 Lexile©/Reading levels. Meets the CA science standards and CCSS.
www.achieve3000.com

Acorn Naturalists
Acorn Naturalists offers innovative resources that advance science and environmental education. From books and activity kits to replicas, hand lenses, and nature games, we provide just about everything you could want for your program or classroom.
www.acornnaturalists.com

Amplify
Seeds of Science/ Roots of Reading (2-5) Active learning science and disciplinary literacy instruction developed by the Lawrence Hall of Science. Full integration of CCSS for ELA, 1998 CA Science Standards, and recently adopted NGSS.
www.amplify.com

Animalearn
Learn about our free program of innovative biology resources. Examine the environmental and humane issues of using animals to teach biology and learn how by using technology you can make your classroom more humane and green.
www.animalearn.org

Arbor Scientific
We provide physics and physical science teachers with ‘Cool Stuff’ - instruments, toys, unique tools - that help make classroom experiences fun and effective, and complement those products with lesson plans, teaching guides, and demonstration videos.
http://www.arborsci.com/

ATOMS Placement Services
ATOMS Placement Services offers job placement assistance to STEM faculty and administrators. ATOMS seeks exceptional candidates for STEM teaching and administrative positions at independent, private, and charter K-12 schools across the nation.
www.atomsplacement.com

Bio-Rad Laboratories
More than just a lab in a box, Bio-Rad provides a completely supported biotech experience. Best in class kits and equipment means peace of mind when you spend your precious budget.
explorer.bio-rad.com

BirdBrain Science
BirdBrain Science is a web-based science curriculum aid providing differentiated reading and Common Core aligned questions, ensuring that every student reads, every student learns, and every student improves.
www.birdbrainscience.com

Boojum Institute
The Boojum Institute for Experiential Education fosters positive peer relationships, self-confidence and environmental stewardship by connecting individuals with nature and each other through hands-on learning experiences.
www.boojum.org

Bureau of Land Management
The BLM oversees 15 million acres of California's most diverse landscapes, from snow-crested mountains to off-shore Pacific Crest islands and through the Great Central Valley to the majestic California Desert. Stop by for free maps and materials!
www.blm.ca.gov

CA Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom
FREE RESOURCES for teachers and educators from K–12 grade! Lesson plans and activities aligned to California Content Standards that include STEM, biology, food safety, nutrition and so much more!
www.LearnAboutAg.org

Cal-Ed Optical
Cal-Ed Optical specializes in professional quality microscope repair cleaning and maintenance services. We also sell new microscopes and other scientific equipment form Swift Optical Instruments, National Optical, Labomed Ken-A-Vision and Walter Products.

California Department of Education CREEC Network
The California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC) Network is the outreach arm of the California Department of Education and is responsible for linking K-12 classrooms with non-formal environmental education (EE) providers.
www.creec.org

California Coastal Commission
The Coastal Commission 's Public Education Program is committed to increasing the public 's understanding of marine and coastal resources and engaging the public in coastal stewardship.
www.coast4u.org

California Geological Survey
CGS is the primary source for maps, reports, and fliers about the state 's geology, seismology, mineral resources, and geological hazards. Online educational resources: www.consrv.ca.gov/cgs.
http://www.conservation.ca.gov/CGS/Pages/In

California Science Olympiad
The Nation's most exciting K-12 science competition! Science Olympiad's ever-changing line-up of events in all STEM disciplines exposes students to practicing scientists and career choices, and energizes teachers with a dynamic content experience.
www.norcalscienceolympiad.com

California State University
CSULB's Science Education program is one of the largest of its kind. With a dedicated and supportive faculty, we provide credentials and a MS degree program for elementary, middle, and high school teachers and informal science educators.
http://www.cnsm.csulb.edu/depts/scied

California Water Service Company
The H20 Challenge: a project-based, environmental competition for grades 4-6. It offers a unique opportunity to facilitate students’ learning of standards-based content and develop core understanding of environmental principles to become science-literate citizens.
https://www.calwater.com/index.php

Camp Invention
Camp Invention is a national STEM and inquiry enrichment program led by local educators. Our program instills vital 21st century life skills such as problem-solving and teamwork through hands-on fun.
www.campinvention.org

Capstone Publishing
Capstone Classroom, for print and digital resources, PreK-8. The leader in content support materials, we customize to meet the needs of the CCSS, STEM, and SCIENCE. Capstone Classroom has 7,000+ titles! FREE shipping on every order, with Capstone Rewards.
http://www.capstonepub.com/

Camp Ocean Pines
Camp Ocean Pines offers customized, hands-on, standards aligned 3, 4 and 5-day school programs focused on marine biology, forest ecology, watershed science and team building experiences.
www.campoceanpines.org

Claremont Graduate University
Claremont Graduate University, SES is where professionals find dynamic instruction and research, a real transdisciplinary teaching and research environment created by a nationally recognized faculty. Please contact us at information@cgu.edu,909-607-7811.
www.cgu.edu

Coastal Studies for Girls
Immersed in a powerful combination of science and leadership education, Coastal Studies for Girls inspires girls and women to create joyful lives, vibrant communities, and a more connected world.
www.coastalstudiesforgirls.org

CODES at Mile High Pines
CODES is an outdoor science program designed by Dr. Rick Oliver in the late 1990s. For the last 15 years it has been a huge success in northern California and has recently been brought to the San Bernardino mountains of southern California.
http://www.milehighpines.com/#!outdoor-education-/c1qjm

CPO Science
CPO Science provides inquiry-based teaching and learning systems for science in grades 6-12. CPO Science offers a wide range of materials and services including innovative science textbook programs that integrate with high-quality lab equipment.
www.cposcience.com

CSTL Clean Tech Competition
The Clean Tech Competition is a worldwide research/design challenge for high school students. It is designed to develop understanding of STEM concepts and environmental responsibility, and prepare the next generation of globally competitive innovators.
www.cleantechcompetition.org

Dairy Council of California
Dairy Council of CA produces balanced nutrition education programs and resources, which are free in California, for schools and health professionals.
HealthyEating.org

Delta Education
Delta Education specializes in research-validated instructional materials in elementary and middle school science. Our authentic learning programs are supported by 30+ years of scientific research and learning theory.
www.deltaeducation.com

Digital Frog International Inc
Our award-winning, interactive computer-based, programs make learning biology and ecology fun. Visit us to see The Digital Frog, The Digital Field Trip Series and Cell Structure & Function.
www.digitalfrog.com

Digital Globe Systems of California
Digital globes have revolutionized science museums, and now they're making their way into the classroom. Come see this cutting-edge technology and learn how it can transform the way your students learn about Earth, space, climate, and more!
www.DigitalGlobeSystems.com

Disney Youth Education Series
Disney Youth Education Series programs at the Disneyland® Resort in California give students an educational adventure in Science, Animation, History and Leadership. The programs are accredited and designed to reinforce your classroom lessons.
www.disneyyes.com

eCYBERMISSION
eCYBERMISSION is a FREE on-line STEM competition for students in grades 6-9. Students work in teams and come up with a problem that affects their community, then solve it using scientific practices or engineering design.
www.ecybermission.com

Earthwatch Institute
Opportunity of a lifetime for teachers and students to participate in hands-on scientific research in beautiful locations across North America. Full funded fellowships available, including travel.
www.earthwatch.org

Educational Innovations, Inc.
Educational Innovations, Inc., teacher owned and operated! Committed to bringing you SUPER, WOW, NEAT! science supplies! We Make Science Sizzle!
www.teachersource.com

Edvotek, Inc.
Edvotek manufactures biotechnology education experiments, biologics, reagents and equipment for high schools and colleges. Experiments include DNA science, electrophoresis, forensics, PCR, immunology, environmental science and A.P. Biology.
www.edvotek.com

Equal Exchange
Equal Exchange offers organic and fairly traded foods and gifts at 40% profits to your school or group!
http://equalexchange.coop/

First Investors Corporation
Since 1930, First Investors, a Foresters™ company, has been helping investors and everyday families reach their financial goals with investment and life insurance products.
https://www.firstinvestors.com/

Flinn Scientific
Flinn Scientific is the publisher of the world-renowned Flinn Science Catalog Reference Manual, Flinn develops and offers a full line of chemistry, biology, physics, life science, Earth science, physical science, and safety products.
www.flinnsci.com

Frey Scientific
Frey Scientific offers a complete line of lab equipment, supplies, and technology products for K-12 science classrooms and labs, including inquiry investigation and software from Neo/SCI.
http://www.freyscientific.com

Gibberish
Gibberish makes unique personalized periodic table and science accessories, necklaces, cufflinks, pillows, t-shirts, signs, and astronomy jewelry. They make spectacular gifts and are truly fun for anyone that loves and appreciates the beauty of science!
www.shopgibberish.etsy.com

Guided Discoveries
Guided Discoveries, Catalina Island Marine Institute, Astrocamp and CIMI Tall Ship Expeditions. Outdoor education for grades 4 through 12.
www.gdi.org

Howard Hughes Medical Institute
HHMI’s BioInteractive.org website brings cutting-edge science into the classroom. Teach ahead of the textbook with FREE, award-winning animations, short films, video clips, virtual labs, interactive features, classroom-ready lessons, and activities.
www.biointeractive.org

Inside the Outdoors Foundation
http://ito.ocde.us/home.htm

The Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center
Students come to our facility for a hands-on, outdoor, science education experience. Typically, we have 5th and 6th graders come to our camp and stay for up to four nights! GREAT as a field trip for every grade!
www.outdooreducationcenter.org

It's About Time
It 's About Time is an innovative company that specializes in developing math and science programs that are research-based, and have delivered solid, positive results for all students.
www.its-about-time.com

Joshua Tree National Park
The National Park's idea has been called "America's Best Idea." The National Park Service cares for 26 sites in California, 392 nationwide. These sites offer amazing educational opportunities and resources for schools and teachers.
http://www.nps.gov/jotr/index.htm

JoVE
JoVE is the first and only peer-reviewed video journal devoted to publishing scientific research. JoVE has published video-protocols from an international community of nearly 6,000 authors in the fields of biology, medicine, chemistry, and physics.
www.jove.com

Klein Educational Systems
Engage, Explore, Extend and Evaluate with our latest cloud based platform of multidisciplinary learning units mapped to common core literacy and next generation science standards! Contact Klein Educational Systems Inc.
www.kleineducational.com

KQED Public Broadcasting
Increase your students' understanding of science with multimedia resource from a trusted source. Learn how to access free videos, interactive graphics, standards-based lessons, e-books and more from KQED and other PBS stations.
kqed.org/scied

LAB-AIDS, INC.
For 50 years, LAB-AIDS, has helped science teachers offer a more meaningful "hands-on" experience in the classroom by providing the curriculum, materials and equipment needed to teach more effectively and have their students truly learn by doing.
www.LAB-AIDS.com

LEGOLAND California/SEA LIFE Aquarium
STEM Field Trips: Hands-on, collaborative learning, and fun! Choose a program of Simple Machines, Energy Lab, Physical Forces, Squid Dissection, or Robotics. Next Generation Science Standards-based teacher guides include Lab Notes for extended learning.
www.legoland.com

The Living Desert
Education at The Living Desert is a specialized field of environmental education. It gives our community access to desert ecology, plants and animals in order to enrich their understanding of interdependence and conservation.
http://livingdesert.org/

Long Beach Marine Institute
Our Mission is to educate and excite our kids and community about the amazing life within our oceans. Whether aboard our 115” vessel “The Challenger” or on Catalina Island our programs are a once in a lifetime hands on educational experience.
www.longbeachmarine.org

M Folz
The world's most wonderful science T-Shirts!
www.mfolz.com

The Markerboard People
Student dry erase markerboards and response boards in class sets. Unbeatable prices! Single- and double-sided available. Perfect for graphing, handwriting, math, science and more. Long-lasting, non-toxic, ultra-low odor markers too!
www.dryerase.com

McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill's A Closer Look, offers students exciting and accessible standards-based lessons. Engaging activities promote curiosity and foster the development of science inquiry skills.
http://www.mheducation.com/

NASCO
The Nasco catalog offers equipment and supplies for general science, biology, chemistry, earth science and technology education. Many items are developed by Nasco and sold only through our catalog.
www.enasco.com

National Energy Education Development Project
NEED provides energy education resources and professional development to for K-12 classrooms. Topics include forms of energy, energy sources, electricity, transportation and efficiency & conservation. Stop by for some free resources.
www.need.org

National Geographic Learning/Cengage Learning
National Geographic Learning provides quality PreK-12, academic, and adult education instructional solutions for reading, writing, science, social studies, ESL/ELD, and Spanish/Dual language.
www.ngl.cengage.com

National Library of Medicine
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) provides free information to health professionals, clinicians, researchers, and consumers via several different databases. Come by our booth for a hands-on demonstration!
www.nlm.nih.gov

NatureBridge
NatureBridge is a nationally recognized leader, providing environmental education to 1 million K-12 youth and teachers since 1971. Our mission is to inspire personal connections to the natural world and responsible actions to sustain it.
naturebridge.org

NCLab
NCLab is a Windows-like desktop that runs in any web browser, and is connected to the cloud. It gives students access to advanced computer-based technologies including 3D molecular modeling, 3D CAD design, computer programming, math, physics, and more.
http://nclab.com

Newport Landing
Whale watching field trip information, FREE teacher whale watching passes, NEW citizen science cruise information!
www.newportwhales.com

Nutrients for Life Foundation
The Nutrients for Life Foundation provides free educational resources about soil science. The Foundation reinforces that nutrients play a vital role in feeding the world, nourishing plants, and contribute to our overall well-being.
www.nutrientsforlife.org

Ocean Institute
The Ocean Institute is a marine science, maritime history, and outdoor education facility in Dana Point, CA. Our hands-on, immersion-based field trips are designed to spark curiosity and inspire a deep commitment to learning and future discovery.
http://www.ocean-institute.org

Oliver Worldclass Labs, Inc.
Our 21st Century lab designs consist of STEM-based curriculum with interactive technologies and hands-on learning workstations that are reconfigurable from science, computer and pre-engineering labs to small group and whole class learning spaces.
www.oliverlabs.com

Outdoor Education and Science Experience
OESE offers residential field science and outdoor education programs to public and private schools with the purpose of boosting academic achievement in children by promoting exploration, discovery, and a connection to nature and community.
flroutdoorscience.com

PAEMST/CA Dept of Education
The President’s Award (PAEMST) is the highest recognition that math or science teachers may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States.
https://www.paemst.org/

Pali Institute
Pali Institute, located in the San Bernardino Mountains, is a leader in outdoor and science education. We provide progressive and unique learning experiences through innovative curriculum and professional staff. Our program is WASC and AEE accredited.
www.paliinstitute.com

PASCO scientific
PASCO’s award-winning SPARKscience™ solution delivers authentic 21st Century STEM experiences by integrating standards-based content, relevant teacher professional development and innovations in modern electronic measurement.
www.pasco.com

Pearson
Pearson, the global leader in education content, services, and technology, engages today 's digital natives with assessment-driven, personalized learning, as well as dedicated professional development for new and seasoned teachers.
www.pearsonK12.com

Project WET (Water Education for Teachers)
Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) promotes awareness, appreciation, knowledge and stewardship of water resources through the dissemination of standards based, teacher tested and classroom-ready teaching aids.
http://www.watereducation.org/doc.asp?id=1008

ROBOTIS
ROBOTIS is a manufacturer and developer of innovative teaching and learning solutions for the STEM education utilizing educational robotics platforms worldwide. We offer Teacher Workshops, Seasonal Camps, Private Classes, and Birthday Parties.
www.robotis.com

San Diego Science Educators Association
SDSEA is a professional organization supporting science educators. Our mission is to promote engaging science education and science literacy, by promoting professionalism, leadership, and community outreach.
www.sdsea.org

Science Camps of America, Inc.
Science Camps of America provides fun,unique, and exceptional opportunities for teens to immerse themselves in hands-on science education in a summer camp setting.
http://sciencecampsamerica.com

Scout from University of California
Scout offers highly interactive, multimedia-rich online courses, designed to engage students and effectively convey the target material. California public teachers, districts, schools, and students can access this proven curriculum for free.
www.ucscout.org

SeaWorld San Diego
seaworld.org

Sierra Outdoor School
Sierra Outdoor School is a California Outdoor School Association residential outdoor science school providing outdoor educational experiences for children. In addition to science our Motherlode location is fantastic for 4th grade social studies!
www.sos.cusd.com

Society for Science & the Public
Society for Science & the Public (SSP) is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to public engagement in science and science education.
www.societyforscience.org

Southland Instruments Inc.
Prepare to be amazed by the latest digital microscopes and cameras offered by Southland Instruments authorized distributor for sales and service of these quality products furnished by National and Swift Optical.
www.southlandinstruments.com

Speak Easies
Speak Easies' magnetic manipulatives show biological structures and processes. Assemble as you lecture or put them in students' hands for maximum learning and engagement. Suitable for grades 5 - 14. Excellent for challenged learners too!
www.speakeasies.biz

STAR Inc. & Eco Station
STAR Education provides Science workshops, assemblies and supplemental programming. STAR is also home to the awarding winning Eco Station an Environmental Science Museum and rescue center in Los Angeles.
www.starinc.org

STR - School Technology Resources
We are the exclusive provider of the quality, hand-held video camera microscopes Scope-On-A-Rope and Dlite, and the education dealer for ProScope, and many other brands. STR Education Kits are designed specifically for education.
www.schooltr.com

TechLab Education
Bring cutting-edge technology, open source software, and maker-inspired robots to your classroom. We provide a vast array of Arduino projects, sensors, and kits to schools and educators, as well as teacher training at locations throughout the Bay Area.
techlabeducation.com

Texas Instruments
Supporting each educator’s vision of student success in math and science, TI’s versatile education technology, curricular support materials, and professional development can help enhance teaching and learning. Visit education.ti.com.

Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision
The Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision STEM Competition inspires K-12 students to imagine the technologies of the future and lets students engage in hands-on learning, problem solving, critical thinking, and collaboration.
www.exploravision.org

TPS Publishing Inc.
TPS Publishing provide STEM, Arts and literacy projects to cover state standards and NGSS. For middle and high school see our inquiry based Forensic Science program.
www.tpspublishing.com

Trash for Teaching
We rescue clean items that local businesses discard, and make them available to teachers, after school providers, non-profits, and individuals to inspire curiosity and experimentation - the core of STEAM education.
trashforteaching.org

UC Davis Young Scholars Program
The UC Davis Young Scholars Program is a six week summer residential research program for high achieving rising juniors and rising seniors focusing on the biological, environmental and natural sciences.
http://ysp.ucdavis.edu

UCCE - Project Learning Tree
Project Learning Tree - an award winning environmental education professional development program sponsored by the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE).
www.plt.org

Vernier Software & Technology
Stop by the Vernier Software & Technology booth to see the LabQuest 2 and the Connected Science System. Whether your students are collecting data with sensors in the classroom, in the field, or using mobile technology, we have a solution.
www.vernier.com

VWR Science Education
Wards provides hands-on, standards-based science activities, specimens, and supplies for every science discipline so you can do what you do best - teach, inspire, and connect.
https://www.wardsci.com/

Western Governors University
WGU offers regionally, nationally and NCATE accredited, online competency-based master’s degrees in science education. Students enjoy modest tuition rates, unbelievable flexibility, unmatched student support. Scholarships/financial aid available.
www.wgu.edu

Wyland Foundation
We are dedicated to inspiring a student’s curiosity of the natural world through arts and science. By using art as a gateway to science learning, we encourage children to become creative, solutions-oriented stewards of our planet as a whole.
http://www.wylandfoundation.org/