Teacher Workshop – Savannah River

This FREE teacher workshop hosted by the ANS Savannah River Local Section will feature such topics as:

Atomic Fundamentals
Power Generation
Nuclear Fundamentals
Nuclear Technologies
Risk (Perceived or Real)
Regional Nuclear Technology Uses and Opportunities
Hands-on activities for use in the classroom

Teachers will leave this workshop with a greater awareness of nuclear technology and its benefits to mankind.

For more information, please contact:
Ruth Patrick Science Education Center

The Ruth Patrick Science Education Center / University of South Carolina Aiken / 471 University Parkway / Aiken, SC 29801
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

March 13
90 Minute Workshop – Detecting Radiation in Our Radiaoacitve World

The American Nuclear Society has been invited to host a 90-minute version of our Detecting Radiation in Our Radioactive World workshop at the NSTA National Conference in Chicago. You must register for the conference to attend the workshop. Teachers who attend will receive a complimentary CD V-700 Geiger counter and a copy of our new Teacher Resource Guide.

Also, come visit us on the expo floor at booth 645 from March 12 -14. Nuclear professionals will be on hand to answer your questions and demonstrate a few activities from the Guide.

For more information, please contact:
Tracy Coyle

To register for the conference, please visit www.nsta.org/chicago

McCormick Place West / W194a • 2301 South Lake Shore Drive • Chicago IL 60616
8:00 am - 9:30 am

MAR 13
Seeing Radiation: Nuclear Science Experiments

This FREE workshop will focus on using cloud chambers and Geiger counters to help teach the principles of radioactivity and radiation. Participants will receive a wealth of materials, a cloud chamber kit, a Geiger counter, workbooks, and classroom activities. This workshop will include a tour to the Advanced Light Source and lectures by leading scientists. The educational material is targeted for high school science teachers, grades 9-12.

The workshop registration is free, but since spaces are limited, it is important to RSVP. Lunch will be provided as part of the workshop.

Registration is now open.

For more information, please contact:
Sara Harmon
(510) 642-4077

University of California, Berkeley
8:00 am to 5:00 pm

MAR 15
Detecting Radiation in Our Radioactive World

This popular workshop includes classroom experiments and demonstrations crucial to making classroom learning come to life. Learn how to use Geiger counters to detect radiation from background and man made sources. Teachers who complete the workshop receive a certificate of completion for 8 contact hours (.8 CEUs), a CD V-700 Geiger counter, a teacher resource book with ideas for classroom use, and information about radioactive sources that can be safely used in the classroom.

SPACE IS LIMITED: Pre-registration is required

Early Registration is $95 (until 1/31)
General Registration is $149 (2/1 - 2/27)

PHOENIX CONVENTION CENTER / 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

APR 18
Girl Scouts: Get to Know Nuclear Workshop

This event is for Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors. Scouts will tour a nuclear facility, learn about the science of nuclear generating stations, and talk with nuclear professionals. Lunch is provided. Scouts who complete this workshop will meet the requirements for the Get to Know Nuclear Patch, and will receive the patch at the end of the day.

Cost: $5 per Girl / Cost per Adult is also $5

Participants will be contacted about a mandatory meeting during the week of March 9-13. Registration is first come, first served. Spots are limited and will fill quickly.

To register:
Mail permission form, payment (checks payable to Girl Scouts), and a photocopy of IL State Photo ID for each participant to:
Beth Sundman, 209 W Front Street, Mount Morris, IL 61054

For more information please contact:
Beth Sundman
(269) 449-8345

Byron Generating Station / 4450 North German Church Road, Byron, IL 61010
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

JUL 20
The Science of Nuclear Energy and Radiation: July 20 – 24

The Virginia Local Section of the American Nuclear Society (VA-ANS), the Virginia Chapter of the Health Physics Society (HPS), the North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NA-YGN), and the Lynchburg Chapter of Women in Nuclear (WIN-LC) invite you to attend “The Science of Nuclear Energy & Radiation”, a four day annual workshop for science teachers.

The workshop will be hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University School of Engineering from July 20-24, 2015, and will feature tours of the Surry Nuclear Power Station and VCU’s Nuclear Medicine Facilities. There are also laboratories and hands-on activities.

Instructors and lecturers are experts in the fields they are to present, and will be discussing topics including nuclear energy and technology, nuclear power plant basics and safety, functionality and use of Geiger-Müller counters, and the basics, biological effects and beneficial uses of radiation.

The goal of this workshop is to provide educators with the opportunity to sharpen their knowledge and understanding of nuclear energy and radiation, enabling them to provide their students with factual and up-to-date information about nuclear science and technology. Ideas to use all the information provided in the classroom will be provided.

The $75 registration fee includes:
• 4 Continuing Education Credits
• All Meals and On-Campus Accommodations
• Geiger-Müller Counters (for participants to keep)
• Teaching Materials
• Tours, Presentations and Laboratories


For more information and to register, see the VA-ANS website

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Engineering / 601 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23284
4:00 pm 7/20 - 4:00 pm 7/25

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