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Science e-NewsBlast: April 2016
Dear CRS Member,
Congratulations to the 
2015-16 CRS Science Super Star Teachers!
In recognition of the many challenges teachers face to include meaningful science and engineering lessons in the elementary classroom, the Science Super Star program celebrates the accomplishments of educators who successfully provide their students with creative, engaging, and high-quality science learning experiences throughout the year. These educators serve as inspiring role models as California schools transition to new science standards. Congratulations to this year's honorees!  
Whole School Honorees
International Community School
Jessican Cannon, Principal
Liz Woodward, Science
Raquel Rodriguez Jones
Nicol LaCava
Pamela Long
Timothy Douglas
Paula DeLoach
Alejandro Estrada
Carolina Equihua-Cerda
Carlos Navarro
Micaela Morse
Lindsay Daseler
Mouhamadou Seck
Cynthia Lopez
Jill Guerra 
Monica Guzman
Chabot Elementary
Monica Guzman, Principal
Juli Ward, Science 
Leslie Rychel
Caroline Aszklar
Phoebe Diamond
Doshia Battiest
Laura Shield
Miranda Carrow
Joon Yeider
James Harrison
Pearl Mizrahi

Niesha Johnson
Jennifer Brackett
Anna Forward

Meghan Shaughnessy
Danny Nagatani
​Sally Barry
Deborah Flanagan
Anusheh Warda
Brennan Agajan
Darlene Perdisatt
Jessica Cannon
Leslie Olrich
Amy Moscato
Kyle Wong

Individual Classroom Honorees

Allendale Elementary, OUSD
Meaghan Matsuoka 

Anna Yates Elementary, EUSD
Connie Bi 

Bayview Elementary, WCCUSD
Elizabeth Kuchar

Berkeley Arts Magnet
Carrie Peters
Kristine Fowler 

Bridges Academy at Melrose, OUSD
Gloria Garcia

Burckhalter Elementary, OUSD
Lillie Hayes-Staples
Lisa Capuano Oler
Candace Balbueno

Cleveland Elementary, OUSD
Taralynn Kantor
Ioanna Kollias
Kathleen Byrnes
Janet Lau
Mary Loeser
Rosemary Robinson

Cragmont Elementary, BUSD
Bobbye Smith
Eleanor Tiglao
Meredith Aki
Michelle Johnson
Pamela Deibel
Jill Tique-Montgomery
Cherene Fillingim-Selk
Mollie Dutton-Starbuck
Nicholas Williams
Sara Ellberg
Kellie McElhaney

Ellerhorst Elementary, WCCUSD
Denise Abersold

EnCompass Academy, OUSD
Liz Cruger
Trina Jones
Kampala Taiz-Rancifer
Steven Valadez

Franklin Elementary, OUSD
Virginia Wong
Lisa Lam

Greenleaf Elementary, OUSD
Ann Park

Jefferson Elementary, BUSD
Bethany Lourie

Joaquin Miller Elementary, OUSD
Kira Gleghorn
Denise Palmer

Laurel Elementary, OUSD
Lena Why
Melissa Gale-Cox

Learning Without Limits, OUSD Charter
Tess O'Brien
Duffy Ross

Lincoln Elementary, OUSD
Allison McGuirk
Maria Motonaga
Rob Fong

Malcolm X Elementary, BUSD
Debra Hill

Markham Elementary, OUSD
Nikita Gibbs (2015)

Montalvin Manor Elementary, WCCUSD
Jessie Welcomer
Shaundra Miller

New Highland Academy, OUSD
Kimberly Aguilar
Tracy Dordell
Melissa Frost

Oxford Elementary, BUSD
Noelle Sedor

Palomares Elementary, CVUSD
Gigi Catrina

PLACE @ Prescott, OUSD
Constance Cobb-Zunino
Lisa Parola

Lorraine Mann

Rosa Parks Elementary, BUSD
Suzanne Ingley

Shannon Elementary, WCCUSD
Tresa Smith

Think College Now, OUSD
Sarah Golden

Thornhill Elementary, OUSD
Bonnie Forbes

April is a Great Month for Science

April 16 - Cal Day - From Astronomy to Zoology, explore the wonders of science 

  • The Cal Day Science Bonanza, sponsored by Science@Cal has something for everyone. Be a Rocket Scientist! Kids can be a rocket scientist at Cal Day! Stop by CRS’s table to make your own balloon-powered car using the same basic principles that send rockets to Mars. Then take the car home with you for more experiments!
  • ​Tour the Berkeley Natural History Museums and Berkeley's renowned research labs. Arrive early to register for a place on a Museum of Paleontology tour! 
  • Tour the Space Sciences Laboratory, Lawrence Hall of Science and the Botanical Garden (take Hill Shuttle from Evans Hall east entrance) 
April 16 - Citizen Science Day
Celebrate all the great projects that involve citizens in collecting and analyzing data. Kick off a project or explore what others are doing to plan for a future project. Go to to find projects that you and your students can take on.

April 22 - Earth Day
There are lots of events happening all over the Bay Area to celebrate Earth Day (most on Saturday, April 23). Find an event in your home town or find a way to be kind to the planet in your own school yard

April 26 - Save the Frogs Day - Background info, lesson ideas. 

Science Exploratorations Galore!

This spring and summer offer an abundance of great science learning opportunities, for teachers and for students.  Browse the links below to discover which offerings might meet your needs and your interests.

Professional Development Workshops - New workshops at the California Academy of Science, The Tech Museum, Chabot Space and Science Center, CalAlive! and so many more.

Program Deadlines - Organizations such as Marine Science Institute, Lake Merrit Boat Center are taking program reservations for the coming school year.  Don't miss out on deadlines for summer PD.

Grant Opportunities - Find money and recognition for the great lessons you are bringing to your classroom. 

Application for Field trip grants for 2016-17 opens May 1

Temporary & New Exhibits - Check out these exhibits at local museums and nature centers.




Corinn (for everyone at CRS)

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Meet This Year's Science Super Stars

April is for Science

Upcoming Science Opportunities

Science Education Resources

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