AMSTI Affiliate Program
The mission of the Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative is to improve math and science education in Alabama so all students develop the skills necessary for success in post-secondary studies and the work force. AMSTI is dedicated to providing continuous professional learning opportunities through the AMSTI Affiliates Program. With the AMSTI Affiliates, teachers have access to a menu of quality professional learning activities so as to be able to self-select their own area of focus and growth.
Current Affiliates that need PD sessions created, click here!
Alabama Water Watch (AWW) is a citizen volunteer, water quality monitoring program covering all of the major river basins in Alabama. AWW is a part of the Global Water Watch network.
The AWW vision is to have a citizen monitor on every stream, river, lake and coast in Alabama.
The Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF) is the oldest and largest non-profit conservation organization in Alabama. The AWF was established by sportsmen in 1935 to promote the conservation and wise use of our wildlife and natural resources and to ensure a high quality of life for future generations of Alabamians.
AFA Mission: Promote good stewardship of our renewable forest resources for the benefit of society and the forestry community.
AFA Vision: Represent our members as the Voice of Forestry in Alabama in state and national affairs; and support sustainable forestry practices and programs.
AFA provides education programs to help teachers, students and the general public learn the importance Alabama’s forest resource.
BEST is a middle and high school robotics competition whose mission is to engage and excite students about engineering, science, and technology as well as inspire them to pursue careers in these fields.
Through participation in our project-based STEM program, students learn to analyze and solve problems utilizing the Engineering Design Process, which helps them develop technological literacy skills. It is these skills that industry seeks in its workforce.
Each fall, over 850 middle and high schools and over 18,000 students participate in the competition.
The Cahaba Environmental Center (CEC) at Living River is an outdoor education organization devoted to hands-on, inquiry-based learning. Located on 440 acres at a deep bend of the Cahaba River, the CEC is home to a 1-5 day education program for students of all ages. The CEC also hosts Teacher Workshops, a field science school for colleges and universities,
and a young women's backpacking and leadership program called Sole Sisters.
Located east of Birmingham, Alabama, Camp Winnataska has offered a wide variety of quality programs for boys and girls for 97 years. Each camp session will provide campers the opportunity to experience aspects of outdoor life such as swimming, canoeing, arts, crafts, nature study, sports, archery, ropes course, hiking and camping, and horseback riding.
Camp Winnataska offers six weekly sessions in June and July of each year. For older campers, these sessions begin on Sunday and end on Saturday. Younger campers have the option of attending a half-week or a full-week session. Camp Winnataska has over 1,400 acres of fun-filled outdoor adventure. Beautiful Kelly Creek meanders through the camp property and spills into 32-acre Grace Lake. This unique outdoor setting provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for boys and girls.
As a marine laboratory, the Dauphin Island Sea Lab’s (DISL) mission encompasses the pursuit of excellence in marine science education, marine research, coastal zone management policy and public engagement through the Estuarium, DISL’s public aquarium. Founded in 1971 by the State Legislature, the DISL is administrative home for Alabama’s Marine Environmental Sciences Consortium. Located on the eastern tip of Dauphin Island, a barrier island in the northern Gulf of Mexico, the DISL is surrounded by Mobile Bay, Mississippi Sound and the waters of the Gulf, making it a perfect location to conduct a wide range of marine science activity. - See more at: http://www.disl.org/about/about-us#sthash.xFan3MIr.dpuf
Alabama contains a remarkable array of nature, forests, rivers, wildlands, and wildlife abundant across a diverse landscape from the mountains to the prairielands to the gulf coast. This natural heritage is closely linked with the state’s cultural heritage. Alabama’s wildlands were integral to the daily lives of Native Americans who often celebrated nature in their spiritual practices. By the 1800s, Alabama’s plentiful game, timberlands, water, and soils were the lure for waves of settlers seeking this bounty of nature as their hope for a new life. Today, Alabama’s natural wonders are sought for recreation and are promoted as attractions to entice tourism, expanding growth, and industrial development. Discovering Alabama explores the many interesting and changing relationships between Alabama’s lands and people, from the past to the present.
DragonFly Environmental Education Programs (DEEP) provides expert resources for educational organizations. DEEP specializes in environmental education guidance for new programs and in helping established programs maximize their impact.
The AESSTR identifies statewide research priorities and areas of research expertise across Alabama's universities and laboratories that provide the targeted economic growth of Accelerate Alabama. AESSTR was crafted in consultation with the research leaders of the seven Ph.D. granting institutions in the State, representatives from the Alabama Department of Commerce, the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA) and with input from several research-oriented companies such as the Hudson Alpha Institute for Biotechnology and Southern Research.
This scholarship is for students who are enrolled in and attending their last year of secondary school (public, private, or parochial) in Alabama, and for students who are Alabama residents studying abroad. Applicants are expected to complete college entrance qualifications before October 1, 2015. To apply for this scholarship, applicants must conduct a research project and submit a report. Finalists are notified in February. The final competition is held at the meeting of the Alabama Academy of Science at a College or University in Alabama in March or early April of each year.
Legacy, Partners in Environmental Education, brings together state and federal agencies, businesses, environmental groups, associations, and concerned citizens to provide comprehensive environmental education programs without duplicating efforts of other organizations. Legacy’s goal is to operate as a true partnership of all groups interested in environmental education, to develop and provide balanced environmental education programs, and to prevent duplication of effort by supporting existing quality environmental education programs.
Marine Science Adventure is a once-in-a-lifetime marine science field trip. During which, a variety of marine habitats are explored. Throughout these explorations, teachers, chaperones and students experience hands-on activities including the collection, observation and investigation of a wide variety of marine species.
McDowell Environmental Center, located just north of Jasper, offers a 3-day program for school groups. The Center provides the best in hands-on environmental education led by highly qualified staff. Students study stream quality while wading in a pristine stream. They learn about geology beside a rushing waterfall. And, they learn teamwork paddling a canoe up a sandstone canyon. Teacher workshops are available in the summer months and a Folk School program is provide spring and fall for adult participants. Live raptors can be brought into your classroom or group meeting for an up-close and personal learning experience through our Feathers in Focus outreach program.
The fun never ends at McWane Science Center, a nonprofit, hands-on discovery museum and IMAX® Dome Theater. Four floors of interactive exhibits celebrate science and wonder — from an amazing collection of dinosaurs, to innovative environmental showcases, imaginative early childhood playgrounds, and an awe-inspiring aquarium. The energy and excitement of discovery spring to life through an extensive lineup of science demonstrations performed daily by award-winning educators.