Join ISEA at CAST 2018 in Ft. Worth

cast-01ISEA will be back at CAST in Ft. Worth this November 1-3.

Beyond the Classroom stage 

In addition to hosting our usual strand of sessions, and our booth located in the heart of Informal Row, we will be hosting CAST – Beyond the Classroom! We are excited to have the following organizations presenting:

Witte – 12:15-1:15pm
talkSTEM – 1:45-2:30pm

BRIT – 4:15-5:00pm

CRASR/Elm Fork Ed. Ctr – 9:45-10:30am
Seeds to STEM – 11:15am-12:00pm

ISEA CAST 2018 Strand
Room numbers & times subject to change. Please visit CAST website to verify schedule.

Thursday, November 1
8:00-9:00am – FWCC 102
ISEA Presents: Balancing Forces with Tightrope Walkers

12:00-1:00pm – FWCC 102
ISEA Presents: From No Tech to Low Tech: Elementary Programming

1:30-2:30pm – FWCC 102
ISEA Presents: From Rocket-Powered Ski Lifts to Zip Line Transportation: Where to Find TEKS-Aligned Hands-On Activities

1:30-4:30pm – FWCC 106
ISEA Presents: Frog Whisperers to Bug Safaris: Bringing Science to Life

3:00-4:00pm – FWCC 102
ISEA Presents: Hardware Store Science

4:30-5:30pm – FWCC 102
ISEA Presents: Connecting the School Community through a Halloween-Themed, Hands-On STEM Night

Friday, November 2
9:00am-12:00pm – FWCC 106
ISEA Presents: Project WET

10:30-11:30am – FWCC 102
ISEA Presents: Read and Grow! Using Literature to Inspire Environmental STEM learning

1:00-2:00pm – FWCC 102
ISEA Presents: Sparking Natural Curiosities in All Youth: An Interactive Session on Ideas for STEM Activities Inside and Outside the Classroom

1:00-4:00pm – FWCC 106
ISEA Presents: Discover How Informal Science Sites Integrate Formal Science Teaching in Their Curricula

2:30-3:30pm – FWCC 114
ISEA Presents: 10 Fantastic Force and Motion Activities for Your Classroom

2:30-3:30 – FWCC 102
ISEA Presents: Take Science Outside!

Saturday, November 3
8:00-9:00am – FWCC 102
ISEA Presents: Nature Play for Early Childhood Students

What is CAST?

In addition to our annual conference, the ISEA board of directors works to bring informal science education partners to the Science Teacher Association of TexasConference for the Advancement of Science Teaching (or CAST). ISEA curates a strand of sessions and workshops and coordinates the ISEA Experience in the Exhibit Hall.

The ISEA Experience in the Exhibit Hall is composed of ISEA members, informal educators, and partner organizations.  We encourage all booths in the section to bring hands-on and interactive activities that represent the best parts of what their programs have to offer.

About the Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching (CAST) and what it means to ISEA Members:
At 7,500 attendees, CAST is the largest statewide meeting of Science Teachers in the nation – and a great place for ISEA members to connect with formal educators in their specific region and beyond. As an Affiliate of STAT (Science Teachers Association of Texas), ISEA has several unique opportunities to connect our members with science teachers at the conference and “bridge the gap” between formals and informals. While ISEA is presenting a stellar strand of presentations highlighting the value of informal education, there are still opportunities to put your organization’s information into the hands of thousands of Science teachers!

Planning on going to CAST?
Volunteer to spend some time at the ISEA Booth! Bring your organization’s fliers and information for distribution, plus you’ll get the opportunity to talk about ISEA and your hard work. This is free face-time to talk about the value of informal education and your organization to teachers! If you are interested in volunteering, please email Daniel at for more information.

Will your organization have its own booth at CAST? Please contact us so that we may direct interested teachers to you! 

Can’t make it to CAST this year?

Send us your stuff!
Your organization can still have a presence at CAST even if you are unable to make it to the conference in person. ISEA will have information from member organizations to give to interested teachers. Send us your fliers and promotional items to pass out at our booth. Contact Daniel at to make arrangements.

For more information about participating in the ISEA Experience at CAST, please email Daniel at 

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