Educators tackle emerging science issues at confab

The Science Club Advisers Association of the Philippines (SCAAP) will conduct the National Conference for Science Educators at the La Vista Pansol Resort, Calamba, Laguna on April 21-25, 2007

With the theme “Science Enthusiasts: Essential Partners for a Sustainable Future”, the five-day activity is being implemented in collaboration with the Department of Education-Center for Students and Co-Curricular Affairs (DepEd-CSCA), Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) and ABS-CBN DZMM.

The conference aims, among others, to unravel misconceptions and promote new trends in science teaching and learning and to strengthen cooperation and participation in worthwhile science and technology projects for a sustainable future.

Science clubs advisers, science teachers, principals, department heads, head teachers, coordinators, district, division and regional science supervisors, and science enthusiasts will participate in interactive course sessions, workshops, hands-on activities and technology lecture-demonstrations.

Topics of interest include, among others, New Trends in Science Teaching and Learning, The Challenge of Biotech to Human Economy, The Wonders of Beauty and Wellness in Science, Climatic Change and the Environment and technology lecture-demonstrations on beads and crystal accessory making, wine making, food processing, basic balloon arrangement, therapeutic massage and foot and hands spa.

Resource speakers and experts include DepEd Undersecretary Vilma L. Labrador, DZMM Station Manager Angelo B. Palmones, ABS-CBN Anchorwoman Cory Quirino, DILG-DLGD Dir. Manuel Q. Gotis, Biotech President Nina Barzaga, DOST-SEI Dir. Ester B. Ogena and PAGASA Supv. Weather Specialist Lourdes V. Tibig.

Interested parties must confirm participation on or before April 10, 2007. For more information, please contact SCAAP President. Aurora R. Catabona at 0919-2553201, SCAAP VP Gloria B. Joaban – 0919-6603195, Mr. Carlito A. Cacho ? 0921-4608059 or DepEd-CSCA Exec. Director Joey G. Pelaez at telefax nos. 631-8495 and 636-3603.

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