Connecticut Science Teaching Association

" inspire, promote and support the learners of science in the state of Connecticut."

STEMTastic Webinar Resources 

2023 - 2024 Recordings and Resources

Jill Wertheim Presentation (February 5, 2024) 

Biomimicry Institute (October 16, 2023)

Biomimicry in Action: Ray of Hope Prize Case Studies

Solutions to global challenges are all around us. Explore how biomimicry is shaping sustainable design and innovation in a variety of fields. 

NGSS Alignment

ASKNature Library

Open Access Digital Library of Biological Strategies 

Searchable by Function

Biomimicry Biographies 

Features underrepresented scientists. 

1 pager  and short video message

Youth Design Challenge

New YDC website goes live this week on


2022 - 2023 Recordings and Resources

April STEMtastic Recording - Chris Blasting - The Arts in STEAM

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March STEMtastic Recording - Louisa Iacurci - CT Women's Hall of Fame

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February STEMtastic Recording - Kelly McGlinchey - Growing Global Food Citizens

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December STEMtastic Recording - Katharine S. Hinkle - Outdoor Science - Harvard Forest

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Check out these great STEAM resources from our November STEMtastic speakers Erin Ritz, Sarah Riccio, and Liisa Peterson

Archived Resources

Children's Books and Hands-On Activities: A Symbiotic Relationship

April 4, 2022 Kevin Kurtz, Children's Science Book Author - Presentation

Strategies and Resources to Advance Racial Equity in Science Classroom

Dr. Jeanne Chowning, Science Education Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, WA and Julie Christianson, Science Instruction Supervisor, CREC                   March 29, 2021


  Science Education Partnership Biotech and Biology Curriculum

         SEP Virtual Events

  Equal Justice Initiative, Racial Inequality & the Presumption of Guilt video

  Unlearning Racism in GeoScience

  Dr. Robert Bullard, Father of Environmental Justice

  The Underrepresentation Curriculum Project

  Systemic Racism has Consequences for all Life in Cities

  A Teachers Guide to Educational Media for Diversity and Equity

  Mapping Inequality - Redlining in New Deal America

  How the Racial Wealth Gap was Created

  Redlining and Neighborhood Health

  Smithsonian:  Pollution

  STEM Teaching Tools - Focusing Science and Engineering Learning on Justice-Centered Phenomena across PK-12

   Dr. Jeanne Chowning slides - Strategies and Resources to Advance Racial Equity

   J. Christianson slides - Working to Be an Antiracist School District

Registration for March 30 Virtual tripHutch@Home Virtual Field Trip to the Stanley Lee Lab in the Clinical Research Division at Fred Hutch.

Dr Latanya Branford and Michelle Ellis (@totalstemteach) - Science Teachers Advancing Racial Equity

January 18, 2021

Presentation by Michelle Ellis - NSTA Multi-District Equity Presentation 

Suggested resources:

  • SEEDS-Sci Ed for Equity, Diversity, Social Justice (@SEEDS4equity) - virtual conference Jan 28 - Feb 1, 2021
  • Caste by Isabel Wilkerson (2020) 
  • Alchemy of Us by Anissa Ramirez
  • A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind by Harriet A. Washington
  • Underrepresentation Curriculum Project - a free, flexible curriculum for STEM instructors to teach about injustice and change the culture of STEM
  • Towards a More Human Genetics Education
  • Social-Justice Phenomena for the classroom
  • Justice-Centered Science Pedagogy with Daniel Morales-Doyle
  • Redlining and Neighborhood Health
  • PBS series: Race: the Power of an Illusion and The House We Live In
  • 500 Women Scientists : Gage - A resource for journalists, educators, policy makers and others seeking the expertise of women and gender minorities STEMM professionals
  • Black in Marine Science - @BlackinMarSci - aiming to change the cultural experience of Blacks in marine science.  Short YouTube video clips for education
  • What IS Social Justice Teaching in the Science Classroom? 

    Join NSTA for this special four-part, interactive, virtual miniseries, which is jointly hosted by the Association for Multicultural Science Education (AMSE) and NSTA’s Committee on Multicultural / Equity in Science Education. Scheduled throughout the month of March, this miniseries is your source for resources and strategies for motivating and enhancing the participation of traditionally underrepresented students in science through the lens of equity and social justice.

    The one-price registration(members $60 Early Bird by Feb 28) includes attendance to all four (4) parts of the mini-series. You can opt to attend all four of the 2.5-hour Saturday sessions; drop in on one (or more sessions), or view them as your schedule permits. The last 30 minutes of the session will be a roundtable discussion for participants to ask additional questions and/or share their own experiences and stories.

Dr. Okhee Lee (NYU) and Dr. Todd Campbell (UCONN) presentation on November 17, 2020

The COVID-19 Pandemic and Systemic Racism : Creating "A New Normal" for Science and STEM Education with Social Justice for All Students

Powerpoint from Okhee Lee and Todd Campbell's presentation

NSTA Daily Do - How can we make informed decisions to keep ourselves and communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Watch the recording of the presentation - Access code vz!1NBy4

Watch the Page Keeley webinar from STEMtastic, brought to you by CSTA and Sacred Heart University:

Watch the recording and see the transcript of the presentation - Access code VZLLL*P2

Explaining the Science Behind School Safety Measures

Webinar video from August 17, 2020

DEEP Educator Resources

Webinar video from August 19, 2020

Copy of Powerpoint with listed resources

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