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OSTA 61st Annual Fall Conference

Gresham High School, Gresham, Oregon

October 13-14, 2023

Friday, October 13th:

Workshops and Field Trips

Saturday, October 14th:

Observe the Solar Eclipse

Thank you to all who contributed to make this conference a success. It was amazing timing to have the clouds part right as the moon and sun reached maximum eclipse*.  This was followed by a stellar keynote address by Justin Shaifer, many fine presentations, a dynamic exhibit hall, and the recognition of awardees. It was a fabulous conference!
Photos on instagram at @oregonscienceosta and FB

*(fun fact: the next annular eclipse viewable from Oregon will be on November 15, 2077. 

Justin "Mr. Fascinate" Shaifer

Concurrent Sessions


Saturday Session Schedule

Click here to Register for Saturday Conference

Friday Workshops and Field Trips and

Afternoon+: Frisbee Golf, Pre-registration Happy Hour, and Science Circus

*workshops and field trip have individual fees.

confirmed exhibitors

 3d Molecular Design McGraw Hill

Activate Learning

MiniOne Systems

American Chemical Society-Portland Section

 MiniPCR bio


Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators


National Energy Education Development Project

Carolina Biological Supply

Oaks Park 

Cengage/National Geographic Oregon Forest Resources Institute

DIACK Ecology Education Program

Oregon State University DIVE4Ag
 Discovery Education  OHSU Oregon National Primate Research Center
Donate Life Northwest  Pivot Interactives

Educurious Partners

Savvas Learning Company

FOSS - School Specialty 


Imagine Learning-Twig Science

Stile Education

 Girls Who Code

Teach DNA 

 Great Minds   ULRI Office of Research Experience and Education
 Gresham-Barlow STEM Expo/Northwest Science Expo System UW ESS 
Vernier Science Education



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