What do you get when you put approximately 1,400 life science teachers, 100+ exhibitors and vendors, and several “rockstar” scientists together in one city? Well, as a life science teacher myself, I’d say a roaring good time! But, for everyone who wasn’t able to attend, you get the National Association of Biology Teachers National Conference in Chicago, Illinois, that was held November 14–17, 2019.
The NCSE team—Program Coordinator Emma Doctors, Director of Communications Paul Oh, and I—met so many amazing teachers seeking resources to help them provide quality science education in their classrooms. We handed out more buttons and bumper stickers than I can count, all themed to the teaching of climate change and evolution in the science classroom. With so many “punny” stickers to choose from, we were a must-stop location for teachers the entire weekend.I even got to chat up one of the keynote speakers, Savannah Martin, an indigenous anthropologist doctoral student from Washington University striving to break down the Eurocentric biases often seen in Western science. She loved our bumper stickers so much, she took one of every kind!