The National Science Teachers Association held its 2011 National Conference on March 10-13 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. The 3 day event consisted of approximately 9,700 attendees - administrators, educators, science teachers and students plus over 400 leading exhibitors of science and educational products from all over the world. As an avid supporter of NSTA and science education for years, Celestron once again exhibited at the National Conference and brought along many exciting present and up-and-coming products.
Throughout the event, teachers were encouraged to test some of our most popular and latest Digital Microscopes. Many of whom enjoyed exploring hidden worlds and felt their students would surely benefit while learning about science at the same time. Another popular product exhibited was the SkyProdigy 130 (prototype). This smart telescope is scheduled to be released this coming summer and proved to be our "shining star" at the event. With its fully automatic self-alignment system, the SkyProdigy appealed to nearly every teacher looking for an easy to use, affordable, computerized telescope that would simplify the learning process and enhance their astronomy classes.
During the second day of the conference, Celestron Representatives conducted raffle prize drawings which drew a sizeable crowd to the booth. Prizes included 3 Deluxe HandHeld Digital Microscopes, 1 Anniversary FirstScope and the grand prize, 1 Deluxe LCD Digital Microscope. The raffle was a big hit, especially for those teachers who were lucky enough to have the winning tickets. Cheering teachers could be heard throughout the floor as one by one, winners stepped forward. The lucky winners couldn't wait to return back to their schools, so they could share these fascinating, educational products with their students.
The 2011 NSTA National Conference highlighted many exciting workshops and exhibits for science teachers to learn the latest teaching methods to incorporate in their classrooms. What an ideal conference where teachers could update their science knowledge, learn new teaching ideas and mingle with thousands of fellow colleagues in their respective fields. Celestron will continue to design and manufacture even more exciting new science related products that will not only appeal to the science hobbyist, but also for the educational market - what a great time to be a science teacher or student.