For Immediate Release – April 29, 2015
Contacts: Barry Brown / Communications and Public Relations Officer 831.784.4245
Brandon Swift / STEM Coordinator / Administrator 831.784.4147
Invitation to Attend Press Conference
2015 STEM Expo
Saturday, May 9
Monterey County Office of Education – Rooms G & H
901 Blanco Circle, Salinas, CA 93901
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Salinas, CA – The Monterey County Office of Education will bring together local educators and leaders in science for a one-day expo focused on curriculum aligned with California’s rigorous new State Standards for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
The 2015 STEM Expo will be held Saturday, May 9 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm at the Monterey Office of Education, 901 Blanco Circle in Salinas. The expo is free to Monterey County science teachers and district administrators.
Exhibitors will include the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, LIMPETS Program, Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Center, Exploring New Horizons Outdoor School, Save the Whales, Rocket Mavericks, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and Olinga Learning – Intro to Engineering and Circuits.
Among the topics that will be discussed are: collecting and using real time data in the classroom, building rockets using simulation software and 3D printers, habitat rehabilitation projects, and professional learning opportunities with various organizations.
Prior to the Expo, at 12:00 p.m., participants will be available to speak to the press about new programs and curriculum, and efforts to align science instruction with new state standards.