Professional Associations for Science Teachers

Membership in professional associations can provide you with a wealth of opportunities, and benefit your students as well. You may visit web sites or download membership forms from various professional organizations from this page.


American Association of Physics Teachers

AAPT's mission is to enhance the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching. Its vision is to be the leader in physics education. AAPT is committed to providing the most current resources and up-to-date research needed to enhance a physics educator's professional development. The results are not only a deeper appreciation of the teaching profession, but most importantly, more enthusiastic involvement from students.

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Colorado Biology Teachers' Association

The Colorado Biology Teachers' Association facilitates and encourages scientific thinking and the utilization of the methods of science through the teaching of biology. It assists teachers, promotes the interrelationships of biology to other sciences and to other educational experiences; organizes projects for the advancement of biology, and assists biology teachers in the aspects of professional development.

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Colorado Chemistry Teachers Association

Join other chemistry educators across the state in promoting and improving chemistry education with your membership in the Colorado Chemistry Teachers Association.

Contact Elnore Grow at eagrow@wispertel.net to learn more about CCTA.

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Colorado Earth Science Network

The objective of CESN is the advancement, stimulation, extension, improvement and coordination of Earth and Space Science education at all educational levels in Colorado.

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Colorado Gators Reptile Park

Colorado Gators is a family oriented, educational facility that focuses on full use of natural and recycled resources. Their goal is to maintain an integrated ecosystem while providing educational opportunities and viable farm products; and they have become a sanctuary for unwanted exotic pets. They display them for the pubic to understand the dangers in owning these pets and take them to schools for educational programs.

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Denver Museum of Nature and Science

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science inspires curiosity and excites minds of all ages through scientific discovery and the presentation and preservation of the world's unique treasures. The Museum aspires to create a community of critical thinkers who understand the lessons of the past and act as responsible stewards of the future: Integrity • Excellence • Learning • Respect • Great Science

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Denver Zoo

Denver Zoo is a leader in animal care and visitor experience. They are passionate about their commitment to excellence in support of our mission to secure a better work for animal through human understandingThey provide extraordinary experiences every day for the animals and visitors and their core values are evident in everything they do: Protect • Honor • Innovate • Engage • Empower • Serve

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Dinosaur Journey Museum

Dinosaur Journey tells the story of the history of life in western Colorado and surrounding areas with real fossils, cast skeletons and robotic reconstructions of dinosaurs. The hands-on, interactive museum includes paleontology displays, a working laboratory, a collections room, a simulated earthquake ride, a dinosaur library reading area, a sandbox and a “quarry site”.

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Friends of Dinosaur Ridge

The Friends of Dinosaur Ridge maintains a Visitor Center and two interpretive trails. This area has been used by several generations of earth science teachers as an outdoor geology laboratory, and it has received several distinctive honors. Every year Dinosaur Ridge and Triceratops Trail are destinations for close to 100,000 dinosaur enthusiasts, earth scientists, students of all ages, and nature lovers.

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John McConnell Math & Science Center

This unique facility is filled with exhibits and hands-on displays, which annually enrich the science and math education of thousands of Colorado students and teachers. Over a period of nine years, John McConnell has volunteered his time to teach scientific principles to kids through hands-on demonstrations that he created. After reaching about 5,000 students per year from the car, the Mesa Valley School District 51 school administration granted space for the math and science center.

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Museum of Western Colorado

The Museum of the West offers a thousand years of history that can be experienced. "Ride" in a stagecoach, "fly" a 1958 Cessna from Walker Field or gaze upon an ancient cup and ladle from the Anasazi. Study Ute and Fremont Rock Art, see the real firearms that outlaws used, sit in a one-room schoolhouse and visit the Pastime saloon to experience western Americana at its best.

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National Science Teachers Association

NSTA's Mission is to promote excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. The NSTA is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA's current membership of more than 55,000 includes science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in and committed to science education.

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New Mexico Science Teachers Association

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