Welcome to CAST!
The Colorado Association of Science Teachers' goal is to support, stimulate, and improve science education for students of all ages in Colorado. Please keep in touch with CAST through this website and the social media listed below.
Attention CAST Members: The CAST Board would like to invite all current CAST members to attend our Annual board meeting on Saturday, June 19th from 9-12. We will discuss recent election results and all things CAST. Please join us using the following ZOOM link to hear about exciting new events coming to Colorado this year. "See" you there!!
Colorado Science Conference
Saturday, November 6, 2021
The 2021 virtual conference is Saturday, November 6, 2021.
Presentation proposals are now being taken. The deadline for priority consideration is June 15. Acceptance of proposals will begin in July and additional submissions may be accepted through August or until spaces are full.
To learn more and/or to submit your proposal(s) click HERE.
to the WINNER of our Classroom Materials Drawing for Quarter 3!
Melissa Matzen, from Region II
has won a $75 gift card from Teachers Pay Teachers.
Did you know...
A group of science teachers first met to organize CAST in April of 1957. Over 100 teachers met and the dues were $1.
Upcoming Summer Institutes, Co-Sponsored by CAST!
Learn about the revised Colorado Academic Standards and connections to the classroom. The Colorado Department of Education, the Colorado Association of Science Teachers and the Colorado Science Education Network are partnering with local universities, school districts, community partners and national science organizations like the National Science Teaching Association to bring free professional development for P-12 science teachers on the revised Colorado Academic Standards for Science via visual institutes this summer!
Earn up to 8.0 professional learning contact hours for full attendance and engagement. Registration is limited to only 150 K-12 current classroom teachers from each region!
Click HERE to learn more and register for a conference near you!
Southern Colorado Institute - June 4, 2021
Eastern Colorado Institute - June 10, 2021
Denver Metro Institute - June 15, 2021
Pikes Peak Institute - July 13, 2021
Northern Colorado Institute - August 4, 2021
Colorado Science Leadership Academy for Principals
The Colorado Department of Education and the Colorado Science Education Network are proud to partner with the team at BSCS Science Learning to offer a one-day learning opportunity tailored to support school leaders. This event is designed to support school leaders as they prepare for the implementation of the revised Colorado State Science Standards in the coming school year. To register for this event, click HERE.
Friends of CAST News!
The Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists (RMAG) Foundation instituted a joint award with the RMAG to honor an elementary or secondary school teacher who has promoted teaching of Earth Science to K-12 students in Colorado. The winner receives a commemorative plaque and a $1500 cash award provided by the RMAG Foundation. The RMAG Foundation also awards the winner's school with $1500 designated for its Earth Science program.
Application deadline is June 7th, 2021. For more information and to apply online visit the RMAG Foundation website at: