Featured STAO 2016 Speakers: Dr. Katharine Hayhoe

hayhoeSession Title:  Climate Change: What is Happening and How Do We Know? 

Date:  Saturday Nov 12 at 10:15 AM

Room: International B


Dr. Hayhoe, an international authority in her field, will trace the
history of climate change and the effects that it is having on Planet
Earth today. A up-to-date look at what we need to know as teachers and as
citizens in a changing world. Be prepared for an informative, lively look
at this very important topic, one that we all have to take seriously. Plan
to attend. You will not be disappointed!

News from STAO2016

Exhibits: Check out what the STAO2016 Exhibitors are promoting at their booths. Daily updates are available here.

Time is running out to take advantage of the early conference rates!
If you purchase your conference registration before 2:00 PM on Wednesday, November 9, you can take advantage of the member’s rate and pay $145 for a single day (Thursday or Friday); $40 for Saturday or $290 for the entire conference.

After November 9th, only on-site registration will be available, and prices will go up. On-site prices for members are $190 for a single day (Thursday or Friday); $90 for Saturday or $325 for the entire conference. For more information, or to register for the conference click here.

Thank you to all the elementary teachers for taking the time to look for the STAO all-school mailing package and for completing the confirm receipt survey. The names of all those that completed the online survey were entered into a draw.
The following teachers have won complimentary memberships for their school:

  • Anthony Mele (Willowdale Middle School)
  • Nita Singh (D.A. Morrison Middle School)
  • Ashley Madonna (Mount Royal Public School)
  • Marc Tanguay (The Good Shepherd School)
  • Tina Carr-Jarvis (St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School)

The STAO office will be contacting these teachers about their school memberships.

Steve Spangler: Did you know that STAO is the Canadian distributor for Steve Spangler Science? Spangler educational materials are available in our virtual store. These products will be available in the STAOScienceStore located in the International Foyer at conference.

Featured Speaker: Dr. Dave Williams will be a featured speaker at STAO2016. He will also be available for signing his book, which will be on sale at the STAOScienceStore.
Image for Dr.David Williams' Presentation 'To Burp or Not to Burp'

Nikola Tesla: AC Powerhouse


The Hamilton Ontario – Tesla “Connection” 

Did you know that the city of Hamilton was the 1st major city in Canada to have AC electrical power? Current flowed for the first time on August 25, 1898. All thanks to Nikola Tesla. Pretty cool, right?

The Nikola Tesla Education Corporation

The goal of this organization is to spread the knowledge about Nikola Tesla’s work to the public through various mediums, so that our youth can learn about the inventions and the body of knowledge he has left behind.  Click here to find out more…..

50 000 Volts! 

And for dessert, click on this Steve Spangler video for a cool Tesla Coil Experimenttestla
Special thanks to Jelena of the STAO Secondary Committee for these electrifying thoughts on one of the most important inventors in recent history.