kansas association of  teachers of science

Special Notice:  Due to concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the KATS KAMP scheduled for April 24-25 on the Fort Hays State University Campus in Hays has been cancelled.  Please see the letter from the KATS president under the text box below for the official announcement.  --March 14, 2020

Kansas Association of teachers of science  

March 13, 2020

KATS Members and KATS Kamp registrants,

            In the spirit of providing a safe learning environment for our science community, the Kansas Association of Teachers of Science organization is cancelling the 2020 KATS Kamp.  This professional development conference was to be held at Ft. Hays State University on April 24-25, 2020.  We regretfully will not be rescheduling the conference for this year.  This decision was not made lightly, and we are committed to the health and safety of participants.  That being said, here are some updates:

  • KATS Kamp 2021 will be held at the K-State Olathe Campus (22201 W. Innovation Drive, Olathe, KS 66061) on April 23-25th.
  • KATS Board Members:  Look for an upcoming email about our spring Board Meeting.
  • KATS Members:  Look for an email about positions that will be open on the Board for the 2020-21 school year and voting procedures.
Thanks to all of our vendors, presenters and registrants…we value your continuing support of providing quality professional development for Kansas teachers.  If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me at president@kats.org


Nancy Smith, President

KATS 2019-2020

The Kansas Association of Teachers of Science (KATS) is the District 11 chapter of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). The purpose of the KATS organization shall be the advancement, stimulation, extension, improvement, and coordination of science teaching in all fields of science at all educational levels throughout the state of Kansas.

Be a KATS Sponsor

KATS helps science teachers be more fully prepared for their challenging job with students in the classroom.  It's no secret that funding for teacher workshops is currently weak.  If you are in a position to sponsor a teacher at the annual KAMP conference, or to support a teacher award, we'd like to hear from you.  Check the SPONSOR link here. 

Executive committee

(Effective April, 2019)

President: Nancy Smith
President Elect: Elizabeth Tackett
Vice President: Betsy Lawrence
Secretary: Clarence (Fred) Snyder
Treasurer: Brian Nelson
Past President: Tim Elsen
email: KATS.org1967@gmail.com

KATS -- CELEBRATING OVER 50 YEARS; estabilished in 1967!   

If you are a science teacher in Kansas, you belong in KATS!


Randy Brull


The Kansas Association of Teachers of Science  is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.

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