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HASTI's 2018 Conference will convene in Indianapolis from February 14-16. The HASTI conference is the premier professional development and networking opportunity for science teachers in Indiana.  Concurrent sessions are led by teachers, college faculty, staff at informal education institutions, and STEM education industry representatives. Click on topics listed below to find out about the next HASTI Conference.

2018 HASTI Conference

SCIENCE! Keeping it ReAl
February 14-16, 2018
Wyndham Indianapolis West
2544 Executive Dr.
Indianapolis, IN 46241

Conference Chair: Ginger Shirley
email questions to ConferenceChair@hasti.org

Keynote Speaker
Luncheon Meeting, Thursday, Feb. 15

Zeb Hogan

National Geographic Fellow/Explorer Zeb Hogan is an aquatic ecologist and photographer, and host of the National Geographic WILD TV show “Monster Fish”.

Around the world, freshwater ecosystems support tens of thousands of unique species and hundreds of millions of people. Through the Megafishes Project, Zeb travels to the most endangered of these environments, striving to save critically endangered fish and the livelihood of people who share their habitats. 

He believes new approaches, investment, and research offer real hope to both fish and fishing communities. In Cambodia, for example, when fishermen catch vulnerable species, Zeb buys live fish, which he studies, tags, and then releases downstream from the fishermen's nets. This practice keeps more endangered fish alive and allows scientists to gain insight on fish migration patterns, habitat use, and mortality rates—knowledge, Zeb hopes, that will lead to the creation of no-fishing zones and more sustainable management of Cambodia's fisheries. 

In 1996–1997, Zeb was a Fulbright Scholar at Chiang Mai University in Thailand, and in 2004 he earned his PhD in Ecology from the University of California, Davis. He is currently a research assistant professor of Biology at the University of Nevada, Reno. 

The keynote address is sponsored by National Geographic/Cengage.

Guest Speaker
Awards Banquet, Thursday evening, February 15.

Dr. David T. Crowther
NSTA President

Dr. David T. Crowther is a Professor of Science Education at the University of Nevada, Reno and the Director of the Raggio Research Center for STEM Education at UNR. David has 5 years of experience teaching at the elementary / middle level as well as summer teaching at the 8 - 12th grade level in Biology. Dr. Crowther received his PhD from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and received both his B.S and MEd from Brigham Young University.

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