kansas association of teachers of science

KAMP 2018 

KATS Kamp 2018

Special thanks to our keynote speakers at KATS Kamp 2018, including Dr. Christine Anne Royce (NSTA President Elect), Wendi Laurence, Leesa Hubbard, Traci Kallhoff, Dr. Paul Adams (FHSU), Dr. Laurie Cleavinger (KU), Dr. Jackie Spears (KSU), Dr. Ken Thompson (ESU), and Dr. Danny Bergman (WSU).

Here are the Ignite Presentations performed by our amazing "Never Science Alone" Ignite Speech Panel.

1 Royce-KATS- Ignite Session.pptx

2 SpearsIGNITE.pptx

3 Adams_ignite_KATS2018.pptx

Thompson KATS ignite draft 1C.pptx

5 Kallhoff KATS_Ignite.ppt

6 Bergman Ignite KATS Apr2018.pptx

7 Laurie-KATS ignite 2018B.pptx

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2018 Program

Click here for complete 2018 KAMP  Program   (posted April 16)

Note change follows: 

The FHSU Stemmaker Van and the WATC trailer will be located in Parking Lot #33 for easier access in case of rain. 

  •  Guest Speaker Dr. Christine Anne Royce, NSTA President Elect
  • “Never Science Alone” Ignite Speech Panel featuring Dora Kastel (American Museum of Natural History), Dr. Daniel Bergman (Wichita State), Dr. Paul Adams (Fort Hays State), Dr. Kenneth Thompson (Emporia State), Traci Kallhoff (Exploration Place), Dr. Jean Dockers (Pittsburg State), Dr. Laurie Cleavinger (Kansas University), and Dr. Jackie Spears (Kansas State University). The speech will include a Q&A Panel Discussion
  • STEAM designer Wendi Laurence of Create-osity (Follow her @createosity on Twitter)
  • Space enthusiast Leesa Hubbard from Sally Ride Science
  • Drs. Matt Miller and Larry Browning returning from South Dakota State University with a whole new bag of tricks (Saturday Night entertainment)
  • First Annual Idea Exchange – “Thinking Outside the KATS Box” where ANY attendee is welcome to bring a small experiment or STEM-based contraption to leave on the table for all of Saturday and everyone can manipulate, explore, or read about the idea (BRING YOUR IDEA!)

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The KATS Executive Board has selected "Never Science Alone" as the theme of this year's gathering.  KAMP is your golden opportunity to share quality time with your science teaching friends.  Come join us for a professionally enriching and personally refreshing weekend.

Rock Springs is located just 18 easy miles south of Junction City on Kansas Highway 77 then a few more miles on Rte 157.

KATS emails:  

Webmaster: webmaster@kats.org

Emails for all officers can be found at CONTACT US.

Payments and invoices should be sent to:

KATS Treasurer

P.O. Box 780899

Wichita KS 67278

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