Scholarships and Auctions

Support ISEA Scholarships 

We need your help making this years silent auction the best ever! Please consider donating to our silent auction. All proceeds from the silent and live auction, as well as the raffle, go towards future ISEA conference scholarships! We have fellow educators who like you are working hard and leading excellent education programs, but do not have the resources to attend the conference. You make the difference and bring our community together each year.

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Bring swag from your region or organization, educational materials, unique artisan items, outdoor or adventure supplies, or any other new, trendy or “must have” items an informal science educator would love to have! Suggested items are educational items, such as discovery kits, equipment for exploring or enjoying nature, fantastic books that take the reader on an adventure, or simply a fun gift for a colleague. Or even experiences like a day fishing trip or canoeing on a Texas river or lake.

Silent Auction
Bring swag from your region or organization, educational materials, unique artisan items, outdoor or adventure supplies, or any other new, trendy or “must have” items an informal science educator would love to have! Suggested items are educational items, such as discovery kits, equipment for exploring or enjoying nature, fantastic books that take the reader on an adventure, or simply a fun gift for a colleague. Or even experiences like a day fishing trip or canoeing on a Texas river or lake.

2019 Live Auction Items Include:

1. Rigor, the ISEA mascot, is looking for a new home in 2019 – and he loves adventure. With a winning bid and your regional colleagues can bring Rigor back to your neck of the wood for an Instagram worthy adventure.

…in case you missed it, Rigor – ISEA’s mascot who spends a year of adventures with the highest bidder – has gone to the Mayborn Museum in Waco! Check out the adventures on his Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/ISEARIGOR

2. Fossil Rim – Overnight Stay at the Foothills Safari Camp and a Morning Safari Tour for two. The Foothills Safari Camp is a two acre fenced enclosure overlooking one of the more popular watering holes that serves many species of deer and antelope at Fossil Rim. Each cabin has two twin beds, heat, running water, air conditioning, and a private bathroom. Our Morning Safari Tours are able to provide an extra early ride through the 7.2 scenic wildlife drive, enjoying animals such as zebra giraffe, wildebeest, cheetah, and rhinoceros.

3. ISEA Board Taste of Texas – a bucket full of curated items selected by our very own board members–tasty treats, lip smacking goodies, delectable delights, and much more. This auction item is best shared with friends and colleagues, pool your dollars to win this delightful item!

Have a large or special item you’d like to donate? Camp registrations, trips, tours, etc. All are welcome for this high-paced and exhilarating auction!

Raffle
Texas has so many great experiences, we want you to join in the fun and support our scholarship program. Throughout the conference, you will be able to purchase raffle tickets for the city of your choice. Typical raffle baskets include tickets to local museums & local experiences. Some baskets even include lodging and/or food! We will draw the winners on the last day.

 

Do you have an experience to contribute? Email texasinformalscience@gmail.com with the Subject: Raffle Donation. 

Thanks to everyone who donated items to our auctions! Thanks to your generous contributions we are able to provide scholarships to informal science professionals with financial barriers. 

2019 Conference Scholarships

The Scholarship Application for the 2019 ISEA Conference is closed!

Important Dates:
Application Deadline: December 7th, 2018
Notification of Acceptance or Decline: December 21st, 2018
Early Bird Conference Registration ends: mid January 2019

Our scholarship program supports conference attendees who demonstrate the need for financial assistance. Scholarship recipients will attend sessions, provide assistance during the conference, and network with science educators from around the state.

Formal educators (classroom teachers), first time ISEA conference attendees, educators who work in communities that are underrepresented in ISEA membership (rural areas, outside of major metropolitan zones, specifically the Panhandle, Big Bend, and South Texas Plains) and people from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.


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